ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/show en-us 40 Vasily Slonov - Yekaterinburg Gallery of Modern Art - August 29th - September 18th <h1 style="text-align: justify;">Василий Слонов &laquo;ДРУЗЬЯ ДЕТСТВА&raquo;. 29 августа-18 сентября 2016г.</h1> <div style="text-align: justify;">Екатеринбургская галерея современного искусства открывает выставку &laquo;ДРУЗЬЯ ДЕТСТВА&raquo; художника Василия Слонова. Автор скандально известной серии олимпийских плакатов &laquo;Welcome! Sochi 2014&raquo; Вася Слонов разрабатывает почву новой русской мифологии, предлагая свой &laquo;русский сказ&raquo; на новый лад.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">В Екатеринбурге известный художник-иронист Вася Слонов представит свой собственный миф о жизни любимых литературных героев, в реальности которых он не сомневается и приводит нам оригинальные доказательства: рентгенограммы Карлсона, Колобка, Буратино, Мышки-норушки, Чебурашки и многих других. Рентгеновские снимки, как известно, имеют единственный экземпляр. Здесь невозможны никакие цифровые вмешательства, так как изображение создаётся рентгеновским лучом, проходящим через &laquo;тело&raquo; литературного персонажа. Экспозиция из двадцати лайтбоксов предлагает зрителю вспомнить любимых &laquo;друзей&raquo; со страниц детских книг и опознать их рентген-портреты.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Впервые проект был показан на Четвёртой Красноярской биеннале &laquo;Искусство памяти&raquo; в 2001 году, а также в Москве на Винзаводе в Галерее 11/12 в 2013 году.</div> <h3 style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</h3> <h3 style="text-align: justify;">Выставка открыта с 29 августа по 18 сентября 2016г.</h3> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:15:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Salvador Dalí - Yekaterinburg Gallery of Modern Art - June 5th - August 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">Yekaterinburg gallery of modern art is glad to present &ldquo;Cryptogram&rdquo; exhibition by Salvador Dali. Dali was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There will be 60 graphics such as lithographs and wood engravings produced by either Dali himself or his assistants.<br /> It took more than 3 years to organize this exhibition in Saint Petersburg from private collections in Europe and the USA.<br /> You can see Carmen series of 8 selected lithographs from 1968 edition, &ldquo;Alice in wonderland" series of 12 lithographs (1969/1984), Dalinean horses (18 lithographs, 1972/1983) and 20 wood engravings from &ldquo;The Three-Cornered Hat&rdquo; novella by Pedro Antonio de Alarcon in 1958.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The highlight of the exhibition is an excellent suite &ldquo;Trilogy of love&rdquo; (1976). Art historians call this suite the most important masterpiece of Dali.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Organizers:<br /> - Art Centre in Perinnye Ryady (Saint Petersburg)<br /> - Yekaterinburg gallery of modern art</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">Екатеринбургская галерея современного искусства открывает выставку &laquo;Тайнопись&raquo; Сальвадора Дали.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Пестрые образы, рожденные в легендах и мифах, на страницах сказок и повестей, по мановению руки художника перенеслись в красочный сюрреалистический мир. Будет представлено около 60 графических произведений, среди которых литография и ксилография, выполненные как самим мастером, так и его учениками.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Коллекция, которую привезут в наш город из Санкт-Петербурга, собиралась более 3-х лет в частных галереях Европы и Америки.<br /> В состав экспозиции вошли литографии из серий &laquo;Кармен&raquo; (8 избранных работ из уникального издания 1968 г.), &laquo;Приключения Алисы в Стране Чудес&raquo; (12 работ, 1969/1984 г.), &laquo;Далинианские лошади&raquo; (18 работ, 1972/1983 г.), а также 20 иллюстраций к повести Педро де Аларкона &laquo;Треуголка&raquo;, выполненные в технике ксилографии в 1958 г.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Изюминка выставки - великолепный триптих &laquo;Трилогия любви&raquo; (1976 г.). Искусствоведы называют триптих вершиной творчества испанского мастера.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Организаторы проекта:<br /> </strong>- Арт-центр в Перинных рядах (Санкт-Петербург)<br /> - Екатеринбургская галерея современного искусства</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:13:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Tor Seidel - XVA Gallery Al Fahidi - September 3rd - October 4th Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:09:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Lisa Onstad - Waterstone Gallery - September 18th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Onstad&rsquo;s recent paintings are a reflection of her travels in the greater world as well as her daily trips to her North Portland studio. The wildly colorful and dramatic landscape of Nicaragua serves a backdrop for her exploration of complex emotions and her relationship to her creative process. Using many layers of color and form, Onstad hopes to evoke feeling and spark memories in her viewers &ndash; connecting them to their own exotic and everyday journeys.</p> <h5>Preview reception: Aug 31, 5-8pm<br /> First Thursday Reception: Sept 1, 5-&shy;8pm</h5> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:05:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Lisa Onstad - Waterstone Gallery - August 30th - October 2nd <p style="text-align: justify;">Onstad&rsquo;s recent paintings are a reflection of her travels in the greater world as well as her daily trips to her North Portland studio. The wildly colorful and dramatic landscape of Nicaragua serves a backdrop for her exploration of complex emotions and her relationship to her creative process. Using many layers of color and form, Onstad hopes to evoke feeling and spark memories in her viewers &ndash; connecting them to their own exotic and everyday journeys.</p> <h5>Preview reception: Aug 31, 5-8pm<br /> First Thursday Reception: Sept 1, 5-&shy;8pm</h5> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:04:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Group Show - Von Bartha, Basel - September 3rd - October 15th Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:59:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list James Howell - Von Bartha, Basel - September 3rd - October 15th Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:56:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Group Show - V1 Gallery - August 20th - September 17th <p style="text-align: justify;">It is a pleasure to present <em>Character</em> an exploration of artists with a strong and independent visual identity that all deploy an idiosyncratic character or characteristic in their oeuvre. The exhibition is a celebration of character in practice and work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We look forward to seeing you.</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:48:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Joanne Clarke, Ernestine Tahedl, Jodi Wheeler - Trias Gallery - September 14th - September 30th <p>A selection of new works on display by our gallery artists.</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:44:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Hanna Ruminski - Trias Gallery - August 1st - September 11th <p style="text-align: justify;">New abstract paintings by painter Hanna Ruminski. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Like an old wall covered in layers of paint, posters, graffiti, etc., my work aims to recreate these urban textures on canvas.The overlapping of letters represents dialogue; expression through communication within society, both personal and public. By repeating a process of building and scraping off layers, what is revealed underneath is always a surprise. Just like with our emotions and memories, this uncovering creates a sense of vulnerability and exposure. As I have personally discovered, this only makes you stronger and more resilient. Dedicated to Curtis. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Opening to coincide with Bronte's Lake Walk evening on the first Thursday of every month.</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:41:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Group Show - Trias Gallery - August 17th - August 30th <p>A selection of new pieces by our gallery artists.</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:40:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Lisa Lipton - Southern Alberta Art Gallery - October 1st - November 20th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Letting go or giving up isn&rsquo;t an act of cowardice; quite often it&rsquo;s an act of supreme bravery.</em><br /> <strong>&mdash; Lisa Lipton</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Halifax-based artist Lisa Lipton brings together the nine chapters of her film and performance opus <em>THE IMPOSSIBLE BLUE ROSE</em>. Three years in the making, Lipton&rsquo;s project is the culmination of video, theatre, dance, poetry, sculpture, and more that surfaced on her dreamy and rebellious journey throughout North America. In this final iteration, basketball games, food vendors, and long distance running merge with live music, dance, and a feature length screening offering the visitor a collaborative opportunity for exchange.&nbsp; For more information on the live performance <a href="http://www.saag.ca/events/0045-arts-days/" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lipton&rsquo;s story follows its own path, one of spontaneity and intuition, yet with recurring characters, objects, and symbols. It began with <em>Room 95</em>, a film documenting her trip across North America to Los Angeles meeting drummers along the way, swapping tales, and finding a shared rhythm in the conflation of personal/private spaces with the public stage. Since then she has gathered stories from around the continent, among them dance parties in Vancouver, looking for her own grave in Death Valley, and in the end, searching for paradise in Oahu. With each episode, Lipton&rsquo;s narrative grows rhizomatically, accumulating signifiers like souvenirs that she invests with meaning, recurring like an echo but repurposed in multiple forms. Thus, the tropical palm tree, that superlative symbol of paradise and longing, first introduced in the fabric of the California party shorts worn in <em>Room 95</em>, resurfaces often, including as a glittery prop in <em>HARANA</em> (Chapter Four). Nostalgic pop references from the 80s and 90s are found throughout, such as <em>Dawson&rsquo;s Creek</em>&rsquo;s Joey Potter, Axel Rose, or her appropriation of John Cusack from the iconic movie <em>Say Anything</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> <em><br /> THE IMPOSSIBLE BLUE ROSE</em>is as much a metaphysical quest for the self as an interdisciplinary &ldquo;docu-fiction.&rdquo; For all the loaded references, the circuitous narratives, the gender switching, and general ambiguity, there is a strong sense of letting go &ndash; of a lingering past, of an anticipated future, of hang ups and conventions, of high school crushes, and of teenage angst - and in doing so, a connection is made. It is in this exchange, be it between the artist and audience, the actors, the musicians, and even between the various and multifaceted forms of her practice itself, that Lipton&rsquo;s journey truly takes place.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Maritime-born Lisa Lipton is a multidisciplinary artist and musician who received her B.F.A. from NSCAD University in 2003, and M.F.A. from the University of Windsor in April, 2006. She has exhibited her work on both a national and international level, most notably in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Windsor, Winnipeg, New York, Detroit, Texas, Berlin, and Amsterdam. She recently served as one of the Shortlist representatives for the Maritime Provinces within the Sobey Art Awards (2015).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>THE IMPOSSIBLE BLUE ROSE</em> is organized by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in association with MS:T Performative Arts Festival.&nbsp; Funding assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the City of Lethbridge.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Performance: Saturday, October 1 at 6:30 PM at Fritz Sick (420 11 St S) and the Yates Memorial Centre (1002 4 Ave S)</strong><br /> <strong>Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1 at 8 PM<br /> Reception sponsored by North &amp; Company LLP</strong></p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:32:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller - Southern Alberta Art Gallery - October 1st - November 20th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>R. Dennehy lived most of his life in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada. Not a lot is known about him, but he is listed in the telephone book as Royal Dennehy. One thing we do know is that he once collected opera records. He was infatuated with great tenors. We are aware of these facts because we bought all his records (which were signed at the top) at the second-hand store in Salmon Arm. There were approximately one hundred records.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em> We are interested in the extreme cultural juxtaposition between opera and the small western town in which R. Dennehy lived. What did he think about while listening to these records, recorded in cities half-way around the world? Was he a trained singer? Did he want to have a career in opera? Did he lose a lover and find solace in the music? Did he dream of traveling to faraway opera houses one day? We imagined him singing along to the records, creating his own opera, displaced in time and space.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em> So we made a small room for the opera of his life. There are twenty-four antique loud speakers out of which come songs, sounds, arias, and occasional pop tunes. There are almost two thousand records stacked around the room and eight record players which turn on and off robotically syncing with the soundtrack. The sound of someone moving and sorting albums is heard. A shadow occasionally moves across the back wall when the music changes, as if there is an invisible DJ not content to listen to one full song. The man&rsquo;s voice is projected out of a megaphone: &ldquo;In the middle of the stage a man sits alone in a room filled with speakers, amplifiers, and records.&rdquo; His use of stage directions reinforces the illusion that he is a man alone, trying to create a dramatic world for himself.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em> The audience cannot enter the room. To see and hear his world, they have to look through windows, holes in the walls, and cracks in the doorways. Colored lights sequence around the room, coming on and off, fading up and down, pulsing to emphasize the mood and beat of the music. Through the use of lighting, the piece shifts in feeling from a nostalgic setting of an old attic room to that of a night club or theater stage.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><br /> </em><br /> <strong>&mdash; Janet Cardiff &amp; George Bures Miller</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Internationally acclaimed artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller return to Lethbridge to present Opera for a Small Room. Like many of the duo&rsquo;s major works, this meticulously orchestrated audio-visual installation offers an uncanny world rife with narrative and opportunities to explore. Coinciding with SAAG&rsquo;s 40th Anniversary, the exhibition celebrates Cardiff and Miller, artists who have left their mark throughout many decades of the gallery&rsquo;s institutional history and who continue to influence and inspire artists and audiences around the world. Cardiff and Miller live and work in the interior of British Columbia.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Opera for a Small Room </em>is organized by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery.&nbsp; Funding assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the City of Lethbridge.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1 at 8 PM<br /> Reception sponsored by North &amp; Company LLP</strong></p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:30:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Holger Kalberg - Southern Alberta Art Gallery - June 24th - September 11th <p style="text-align: justify;">Winnipeg-based artist Holger Kalberg explores the history and legacy of Modernism and its relationship to utopian ideals.&nbsp; In <em>The Colony</em>, a mixed media installation of paintings and sculptural elements, Kalberg challenges the language of abstraction and representation, combining a visual lexicon of Modernism with the aesthetics and materials of craft and DIY.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Throughout the exhibition a subtle tension arises between the handmade quality of Kalberg&rsquo;s works and their use of formalist modes and sensibilities.&nbsp; Kalberg describes this tension as &lsquo;conflicted appreciation&rsquo; for the visual language and ambitious aims associated with modernist utopian ideologies of the 1960s and &lsquo;70s.&nbsp; His process-driven paintings take the form of abstracted and fragmented portraits, calling to mind a historical period of optimism when social change was championed through individual action.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A sense of nostalgia pervades the exhibition.&nbsp; The works create a longing for a utopian world that may or may not arrive, and a sober realization of the futility inherent therein.&nbsp; <em>The Colony</em> presents a space to reflect on the historical moments where desire for an alternative model of society surfaced, moments where modernist ideals merged with experimentation and play.&nbsp; Within these instances, Kalberg is as much interested in the flaws as in the successes of these utopian models &ndash; even the word utopia itself, from the Greek meaning &ldquo;no place,&rdquo; reflects this embroiled relationship between optimism and impossibility.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In a sense, Kalberg&rsquo;s works become anachronistic souvenirs from a future that has not yet come to pass.&nbsp; His exhibition can be seen as a starting point for a conversation about the various concepts of utopia and its relevancy in today&rsquo;s society.&nbsp; The notions of experimentation, appropriation, craft, and design are central motives for much of the work and are reflected in a collaborative artwork installed on the exterior of the gallery.&nbsp; There will be opportunities for patrons to contribute to this piece during our public programming and children's camps.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Holger Kalberg, born in Germany, lives and works in Winnipeg, Manitoba.&nbsp; He graduated from Emily Carr University in 2001 and received an MFA from Chelsea College of Arts in London in 2007.&nbsp; Recent exhibitions include <em>Reconfiguring Abstraction</em> at the School of Art Gallery (2013), <em>Paint</em> at Vancouver Art Gallery (2007), as well as shows in Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queens University, Monte Clark Gallery in Vancouver, Clark &amp; Faria in Toronto, Galerie Bertrand &amp; Gruner in Geneva, Switzerland, and Galerie Hellebrand in Duisburg, Germany.&nbsp; He was shortlisted for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2002, 2004, and 2005 and was a juror for the 2013 competition.&nbsp; He received a Canada Council Production Grant in 2006, BC Arts Council grants, as well as a University of Manitoba Creative Works Grant in 2013.&nbsp; Kalberg&rsquo;s work can be found in collections in Germany, Switzerland, US, UK, and Canada.&nbsp; Holger Kalberg is represented by Monte Clark Gallery in Vancouver.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Colony</em> is organized by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and curated by Ryan Doherty and Christina Cuthbertson.&nbsp; Funding assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the City of Lethbridge.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:26:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Jon Bowie, Luis Fabini, Blake Little, Collier Schorr, Sheila Spence - Southern Alberta Art Gallery - June 24th - September 11th <p style="text-align: justify;">The photographic portrait has taken a leading role in visualizing Western Canadian people and in the making of regional history, whether we like it or not.&nbsp; A piece of each Western photographic portrait, in its styling of subject and d&eacute;cor within the pictorial frame, in the positioning of its subject and their look of self determination, is in every history book of Western Canada.&nbsp; Even those who don&rsquo;t know anything about studio or field-based photography know the visual template of the portrait of Western rural inhabitants.&nbsp; It can be a complex reading that emphasizes physicality, the body, forms of masquerade and subtle disguise.<sup>1</sup></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From the mid-19th and well into the 20th centuries, Western portrait photography had been a refined, mostly indoor craft, geared toward people in their Sunday best outfits stopping by the commercial photo studio for a portrait that would reaffirm their human presence on a fragile frontier landscape.&nbsp; Each portrait was likely to be shared with family and friends and reprinted in regional history books.<sup>2</sup>&nbsp; With the advent of Polaroids and new forms of digital image exchanges in the late 20th century, the studio-to-field movement became fluent and interchangeable and the photographic portrait took on other values.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Field Portraits of Contemporary Western Culture</em>, presents works by five artists who focus on the essence of 21st century subjects in mostly rural environs, capturing their subjects in the great outdoors, at work, between rodeos, or in temporary, mobile studios.&nbsp; Their photographs exist both within and beyond the photographic template of Western photographic field portraiture.&nbsp; Jon bowie, Luis Fabini, Blake Little, Collier Schorr, and Sheila Spence are conceptually attuned to traditional portraiture and to the social changes in contemporary Western cultures.&nbsp; Each registers these changes in subtle shifts in visual narrative to delimit the traditional poses, gestures, costuming, looks, settings, and compositions.&nbsp; In doing so they direct our attention to a new range of Western subjects and values beyond the mediated average.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Unlike their 19th and 20th century predecessors, who looked at image making opportunities in the building of a ranch or an oil rig, the artists in <em>Field Portraits of Contemporary Western Culture</em> skew lingering perceptions of their subjects and related evidence of innocence, physical defects, cowboy bravado, human bonding, and any relation to the Other or diversity issues.&nbsp; In subtle shifts of perspective, each offers an open, flexible, and unfinished Western narrative of identity, advocating for greater mediation in the illusion of presence.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Field Portraits of Contemporary Western Culture </em>is organized by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and curated by Wayne Baerwaldt.&nbsp; Funding assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the City of Lethbridge.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">1. All of which have been examined to Roland Barthes critique of photography, &ldquo;of identity, of civil status, of what we might call, in all senses of the word, the body&rsquo;s formality.&rdquo; Barthes, Roland, Camera Lucida (New York: The Noonday Press, 1981, 79).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">2. Each new generation comes with fresh eyes to the pictorial styling of works by Geraldine Moodie, Edward S. Curtis, and others, and eventually finds the frontal and confrontational portrait styling of Western subjects attributed to Richard Avendon.&nbsp; With an almost modern sensibility, these photographers were part of a small but growing group of roving photographers who humanized the Western landscape.</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:26:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Jenni Luhta - Sinne - September 2nd - September 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">The installation Model of Good, consisting of Jenni Luhta's images, video and sound, is a description of a mechanism of human evolution, in which good is defined as that which, in its nature, succeeds in moving towards absolute best.<br /> <br /> According to Luhta, humans are too ingenious to strive only for immediate needs and goals attainable in this time. The movement towards the best requires imagining and picturing the best and the worst, all of which Luhta finds in the tradition of antiquity and Christianity. In her model Luhta presents, through her own images, teachings and piano accompaniments, characters such as Gorgo, Satyr, Aphrodite and Emperor Augustus. Luhta proposes that the meaning of humanity is that which turns, instead of itself and the immediate, to what is eternal and best. In the centre of the installation, Luhta places a Christian icon, an image of mother and son, as an image over images, by juxtaposing it against an altar within a model of how a space can be consecrated to viewing what is best. Model of Good is a work, which aims at beholding God and showing how God is beheld.<br /> <br /> The installation consists of images printed on canvas, speech performed on video and musical accompaniment. The characters it presents are pictured with their characteristic visual descriptions and musical accompaniments (played by Luhta herself). The multi-part work illustrates the connection between the world of classical antiquity and Christianity and also the transformation contained therein, which shows through the work as its structural shift. What is direct and discernible in antiquity, like powerful images and compositions, turn into a more vague, less easy to receive, but more compact performance. In this model of good, Christianity is an achievement of a human being without many gods and many faces but only once face which is here evaluated. Luhta models Christianity through her own example by pledging to her model with her own name, skills, words and face.<br /> <br /> Jenni Luhta (n&eacute;e Markkanen, b. 1986) is a visual artist based in Helsinki. Her works investigate self-revealed truth and its presentation as artistic works. Luhta presents her works in the form of pictures, installations, videos, performances and speeches. This is her seventh solo exhibition.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jenni Luhtas installation Det godas modell, best&aring;ende av bild, video och ljud, &auml;r en beskrivning av den m&auml;nskliga evolutionens mekanismer, d&auml;r det goda definieras som det som lyckas flytta sig mot det absolut b&auml;sta. <br /> <br /> Enligt Luhta &auml;r m&auml;nniskan f&ouml;r smart f&ouml;r att efterstr&auml;va endast det omedelbara &ndash; de behov och m&aring;ls&auml;ttningar som realiseras h&auml;r och nu. Str&auml;van mot det b&auml;sta kr&auml;ver inlevelse i och avbildning av b&aring;de det b&auml;sta och det s&auml;msta. Luhta h&auml;mtar sina exempel ur antikens och kristlighetens traditioner och presenterar i sitt verk gestalter som Gorgo, Satyren, Afrodite och kejsar Augustus. Luhta visar m&auml;nskligheten som n&aring;got som i st&auml;llet f&ouml;r att v&auml;nda blicken mot sig sj&auml;lv och det omedelbara, v&auml;nder den mot det eviga och b&auml;sta. Till installationens medelpunkt lyfter Luhta den kristna ikonen, bilden p&aring; modern och sonen, bilden &ouml;ver alla bilder. P&aring; detta s&auml;tt visar hon hur utrymmet kan helgas &aring;t att sk&aring;da det b&auml;sta. Det godas modell &auml;r ett verk som str&auml;var efter att betrakta Gud och att visa hur Gud betraktas.<br /> <br /> De gestalter som presenteras i installationens bilder och video skildras med ett f&ouml;r dem typiskt bildspr&aring;k och med av Luhta framf&ouml;rda pianokompositioner som beskriver deras karakt&auml;rer. Det m&aring;ngfacetterade verket &aring;sk&aring;dligg&ouml;r det som binder ihop den antika och kristna v&auml;rlden och ser den f&ouml;rskjutning som sker som en strukturell f&ouml;r&auml;ndring. Det som i antiken &auml;r tydligt och iakttagbart, s&aring;som kraftiga bilder och melodier, blir i kristligheten vagare och sv&aring;rare att ta till sig &auml;ven om presentationen &auml;r mera koncentrerad. I Det godas modell utg&ouml;rs kristligheten av en m&auml;nniska, som inte har flera gudar och s&aring;ledes inte heller flera ansikten, utan endast ett, som v&auml;rderas. Luhta avbildar kristlighet med hj&auml;lp av sitt exempel, genom att binda sig till sin modell med sitt eget namn, sina f&auml;rdigheter, ord och ansikte. <br /> <br /> Jenni Luhta (f&ouml;dd Markkanen, 1986) &auml;r en bildkonstn&auml;r som bor och arbetar i Helsingfors. I sitt konstn&auml;rliga arbete unders&ouml;ker hon sj&auml;lvinsedda sanningar och presenterar dem som konstverk. Luhta utrycker sig i bild, installation, video, performans och tal. Utst&auml;llningen p&aring; Sinne &auml;r hennes sjunde separatutst&auml;llning.</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:19:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list