Archive for November, 2008

Folka Polka

NOV 16-30

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Helene Hortlund & Veronica Forsgren

Folka Polka

Preview Saturday Nov 15, 4:30-8 pm
Exhibition will be opened by the Swedish Ambassador Mr Claes Ljungdahl

Artist talk and open discussion
Sunday Nov 16, 2-4 pm

refreshments provided- please arrive early as space is limited

Opening Hours Wed-Sun 2-7 pm
Mon-Tue by appointment contact 086 8855645

Curated by Veronica Forsgren

This group exhibition sponsored by Swedish Women’s Education Association (SWEA) brings together the work of Swedish artists Helene Hortlund (Stockholm) and Veronica Forsgren (Dublin). The exhibition draws on the heritage of Swedish Folk Art in an exploration of the innate human need to decorate and beautify our close surroundings. Pushing the traditionally private work of adornment into the public sphere both artists use the creative process to mark out and become part of a territory. The imprinting of the intimate in the public space is a way to construct a place for oneself in existence.

Helene Hortlund graduated from the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm in 2001 with a Master of Arts Degree in Fine Art. Since then she has exhibited extensively throughout Sweden and received several scholarships as well as public and private commissions. Veronica Forsgren graduated from NCAD in 2007, where she obtained a joint Bachelors of Arts Degree in Fine Art and Art History. She was awarded SWEA’s culture grant in 2008 and recently had two solo exhibitions in St Margarets, Roundstone and the Bookcube Gallery, Dublin.

Folka Polka is an exhibition documenting public and performance art through the medium of photography and installation at thisisnotashop