How awesome is this… I remember the excitement of peeling off the cellophane packaging and opening the box of a new model. Carefully placing all the plastic cut outs onto my table and painstakingly dissecting the parts prior to starting the intricate build process… I can almost smell the model glue now ;-)

Artist Michael Johansson has taken this visceral experience and augmented it to a real-life proportions in his exhibition “Some Assembly Required”

As Michael explains:

As a child I was fascinated building models. I remember breaking off the pieces from the surrounding plastic sticks that were leftover from the casting process and subsequently gluing the pieces back together in the right order by following the instruction manual.

A real bike is turned back into a space of imagination. By this I wanted to address the similarities between different contexts and spin concepts such as size and belonging.

Worth a look for sure!