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Exhibition by Arjay Stevens (Germany)
(Opening: 11th of April 2008)
Everybody knows the mass-produced plastic chair. It can be found almost anywhere in the world - in front of Angkor Wat,
in Hanoi and Beijing as well as in Thailand, Germany, France, and the United States. It's used by the poor and the rich,
privately and in restaurants, inside homes and outside in gardens, in many styles and colors. The universal chair is a remarkable symbol of
globalization in our time that cannot be ignored. Practically everybody has already used it or will do so one day or another.
This symbol of globalization is a product of Asia, and it is an example and a symbol of success. Arjay Stevens: "At first,
I became aware of the universal chair only subconsciously. This plastic chair is a real object - nevertheless, in its
universality and multiplicity this chair has a sense of the unreal and mysterious for me. In my way I would like to
bring this subject to a wider consciousness, as art."