Midsummer week with the German Contemporary exhibition

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

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

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Mitko Ivanov Sabevs installation with water pipes

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

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A name in the mysterious Little Folk sign writing

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Another small friend, appropriately dressed for the rainy weather

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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

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Catarina Lundgren and Antonietta Cannizzaro. Photo by Alexander Zyzik

 

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

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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.”

 

The German Scholarship holders 2015, Veronika and Alexander Zyzik

Only two and a half weeks left until the exhibition opening and I have not yet presented the two german artists who received the scholarship this year. The couple Alexander and Veronika Zyzik are both painters who also teach art and work at beautiful Kunststation Kleinsassen. Veronika is currently showing the solo exhibition ”Veronika Zyzik: Nur ein Traum?” (”Just a Dream?”) at Kunststation until 25th of may. /Christina

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Read more about the two artists on their homepage: http://www.zyzik-art.de/