Have you visited the exhibition yet?

Dear readers in Uppsala! (Or anyone planning to visit Uppsala soon) The German Contemporary exhibition will be open for two more weeks. The opening hours are 12-16 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 12-17 on Saturday and Sunday. Konstbrukets exhibition Dialog Kleinsassen in Kulturkafét have different opening hours and it will be open for one more month until 9/8.

After viewing the artworks I recommend having a coffe in the small park ”Valdemar Langlets park”.  This week the exhibition is manned by me, Christina Hillheim, and this years swedish scholarship holder Adina Almén.


Some of Konstbrukets artists drinking coffe outside Å-huset.


Midsummer week with the German Contemporary exhibition


The Swedish Midsummer celebration was the reason for closing the exhibition for two days. Uppsala is completely empty during the Midsummer weekend!


The view from one of the windows in Galleri 1 shows the rose window of the cathedral


Mitko Ivanov Sabevs installation with water pipes


It was fortunate that I had Mia Hochreins Little Folk to keep me company in the Midsummer empty town


A name in the mysterious Little Folk sign writing


Another small friend, appropriately dressed for the rainy weather


There were visitors also, who were happy to see art from artists that were new to them. I got to show the exhibition to my colleagues from Studiefrämjandet i Uppsala who came to visit. (Photo by Gunnel Sörbom)

Thank you!

I think that I am not the only one feeling tired after this intensive weekend. I would like to say a big Thank you to all of our guests, both the german and the swedish ones for making the entire weekend so incredible! One of the most memorable moments for me was the entertainment at the Saturday dinner at Katedralkafét. Studiefrämjandets Catarina Lundgren sang beautiful opera in several languages with talented Antonietta Cannizzaro on the piano. The photograph below shows Catarina when she suddenly emerged in an outfit that made the entire room cheer. The photograph is taken from Kunststation Kleinsassens facebook album with many good pictures taken by Alexander Zyzik from the vernissage and the dinner . /Christina


Catarina Lundgren and Antonietta Cannizzaro. Photo by Alexander Zyzik


The Box has arrived!

Today the box containing almost all of the artworks for the exhibition has finally arrived in Uppsala! We are very excited and will start the unpacking first thing on monday morning./Christina


The famous box from Kleinsassen


Sergio Perea and Bill-Ove Jonsson


A well deserved rest in Å-husets hall where we will show some photographs and a short text about Kunststation to educate swedish visitors


My small assistants celebrating the arrival of the box with some traditional swedish ”fika”(cinnamon rolls and apple juice)


The last Artist Presentation

Dear readers!

The countdown to the German Contemporary exhibition is now nearly finished. The scholarship was founded in 2004, and in this first year it was awarded to administrators Viktoria Schäfer from Kunststation Kleinsassen and Kjell Cederberg from Studiefrämjandet Uppsala. In the following year 2005 Marion Feld, VHS Landkreis Fulda, also an administrator was chosen by Kunststation Kleinsassen.

The swedish scholarship holder 2005 Katrina Loelv, was actually the first artist to recieve the scholarship.

The following text and the photo of the artist are taken from Katrina Loelvs homepage www.katrinaloelv.se


Katrina Loelv

”I work with painting, often in mixed media, collage and video.
Part of the fascination in various materials are related to their purely tactile qualities, the  feeling of mat or lustrous surfaces, semi-transparent or solid materials. Contrasts and tension effects that are embedded in the material of my works.
Some years ago I started  to examine the possibilities of video with an idea to create, what I call “ video paintings”, in this media. In the moving picture you are present in the intersection of the more constant and the changing where time and space can be depicted with greater clarity. I am inspired by the alteration and development everything passes through. With this follows a curiosity for the internal changes I as a living, sentient creature constantly experience. As an artist I aim to spend where this process is taking place, that is in the area separating the external reality from the internal. This space conceal a powerful, magic force which attracts me and I want to listen and communicate this in my art.”