Our monthly artists presentation is about to happen again, this time it is the incoming Saturday, the 21st of October, at 17:00! As usual, it will take place at Via della Lungara 231. We have four artists presenting their works, and afterwards socialising, pizza and wine; the perfect aperitivo!
We have four artists from four countries with us for this event! In an absolute random twist of hilarious comedy and confusion, three of the four are named some form of the name Christina. The artists, and their discipllines, are:
Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir, Icelandic poet, writer, historian
Kristina Svärd, Swedish screenwriter and producer
Christine Aspelund, Norwegian sculptor and visual artist
Helinä Hukkataival, Finnish performance artist and video artist
We welcome you on Saturday at 17, see you then!
Kristina Svärd (b.1973) is a Swedish writer for film and television. 2013 she was awarded Sandrews film grant in Sweden. She lived several years in Venice, Italy and intends to spend her time in Rome to work on a story set in the same city.
She also directed shortfilms. Her short documentary “Vart tar alla bilar vägen när dom dör?” (Where cars go when they die?) was broadcast 2008 on Swedish Television, and is about her uncle who has more old cars than he can count for, but the women in his life, his wife and daughters, have little understanding of his passion for saving old cars from the junkyard.
Helinä Hukkataival (b. 19411) has practiced as an artist since 1969, while working as an art teacher of comprehensive and upper secondary school until 2001.
Live performances – being always pre-considered – are visual acts, 3-dimensional images in time with movement and in most cases natural sound. They can also be interactive, usually durational happenings together with voluntary participants or live performance installations.
The starting point can be in simple everyday actions or objects, sometimes in childhood memories. During the performance ordinary things and actions turn, change and question their usual significance hopefully bringing surprises and revealing new meanings to the spectator and also to the performer.
Personal is political: the works deal mainly with trying to find the universal level within personal experiences by making visible small incidents, subtle shades and relations, which influence us even if unnoticed.
(born 1966 in Nyköping, Sweden) is a Norwegian, Oslo based sculptor, periodically working in Pietrasanta (Italy) and in Berlin.
She works close to the physical material, within a craft-based sculptural expression, mostly figurative. She is interested in the tension between bodily appearances and form expressions, social aspects and emotional states. Her works are often installed in public places and she is represented in both public and private art collections.
Aspelund has her artistic education from ‘Statens Håndverks- og kunstindustriskole’ / ‘The National Academy of Arts and Craft’, Oslo and ‘Statens Kunstakademi’ / ‘The National Academy of Fine Arts’, Oslo (Today both these institutions are part of the new Oslo National Academy of the Arts).
Aspelund has received a number of artistic grants and prizes from public and private funds and foundations.
She has extensive experience from artistic trusts and juries, and has also been a guest teacher at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
Christine Aspelund is currently the chairwoman of the Norwegian Sculptors Society (from 2014) and a member of the Committee for the design of new coins in the Norwegian Central Bank (from 2013).