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Exhibition Year 2017

The art year 2017 was active, international and successful: the artist Ulla Karttunen participated in exhibitions and art fairs in London, Rome, Paris (2 shows), Miami, Bologna, Los Angeles, Basel and Ajdovšcina, as well as some exhibitions in Helsinki. There was also success in three international art competitions, both in series of digital art and installations.

Group exhibition Electron Salon, Lacda, Los Angeles, January-February 2017, artists: Ulla Karttunen et al.Group exhibition Electron Salon, Lacda, Los Angeles, January-February 2017, artists: Ulla Karttunen et al.The year started with Electron Salon, LACDA, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.

ARTROOMS2017 London, Melia White House Hotel, room by artist Ulla Karttunen. Lontoo / ARTROOMS taidemessut Melia White House –loistohotellissa 2017, taiteilija Ulla Karttusen huone oli punainenA visitor in ARTROOMS2017 was dressed to fit with the colours of artworksIn ARTROOMS2017, London, the space was red and black (and visitors too),

Donna Criminale –bathroom at ARTROOMS 2017, LondonCatalogue of ARTROOMS2017but bath-artroom was almost b/w with toiletpaper art; catalogue rhs.

Group exhibition ”Art Experience” at Wikiarte Gallery in BolognaThe work was first presented at the group exhibition "Art Experience", Galleria Wikiarte, Bologna.New digital collages by Ulla were presented at Galleria Wikiarte, Bologna.

Salon international d’art contemporain Art Shopping 2017, at Carrousel du Louvre, Parisalon international d’art contemporain Art Shopping 2017, at Carrousel du Louvre, ParisThe first Paris show took place at Carrousel du Louvre.

Exhibition by Mecenavie in Galerie Thuillier, Paris, June-July 2017Exhibition by Mecenavie in Galerie Thuillier, Paris, June-July 2017The second one in Paris was at a Marais gallery, just beside Picasso Museum.

Artbox.Project Basel 1.0, Event platform Luminator, Euroairport, Basel 2017Donna Criminale at Artbox.Project Basel 1.0, Event platform Luminator, Euroairport, Basel 2017Artbox.Project Basel 1.0, during the Art Basel week, presented Donna C.

by Finnish contemporary artist Ulla Karttunen, exhibited at Art Fair Suomi ’17. - Kuvataiteilija Ulla Karttusen sarja Kuolevaisia oli esillä Art Fair Suomi ’17 tapahtumassa Kaapelitehtaalla keväällä 2017 by Finnish contemporary artist Ulla Karttunen, exhibited at Art Fair Suomi ’17. - Kuvataiteilija Ulla Karttusen sarja Kuolevaisia oli esillä Art Fair Suomi ’17 tapahtumassa Kaapelitehtaalla keväällä 2017 by the Finnish contemporary artist Ulla Karttunen, exhibited at Art Fair Suomi ’17. - Kuvataiteilija Ulla Karttusen sarja Kuolevaisia oli esillä Art Fair Suomi ’17 tapahtumassa Kaapelitehtaalla keväällä 2017 by the Finnish contemporary artist Ulla Karttunen, exhibited at Art Fair Suomi ’17. - Kuvataiteilija Ulla Karttusen sarja Kuolevaisia oli esillä Art Fair Suomi ’17 tapahtumassa Kaapelitehtaalla keväällä 2017Series Mortals, shown at Art Fair Suomi ’17 in Cable Factory Helsinki.

Helsingin Taiteilijaseuran 50-vuotisnäyttely Jatkuvuus Malmitalon galleriassaHelsinki Artists’ Association celebrated 50th anniversary at Gallery Malmitalo.

Lynx Prize, Finalists and selected artists in the international art contest, Lokarjeva Gallery, 2017, AjdovšcinaLynx Prize exhibitions opened in Italy and Slovenia; eg. at Galerija Lokarjeva.

in front of the installation Donna Criminale (by Ulla Karttunen); the artist in the middle of the curators of the competitioninstallation Donna Criminale, Lab.8, Loft Gallery, Rome; installaatio Donna Criminale Loft-galleriassa Roomassa Lab.8-taidekilpailun finalistien näyttelyssä Donna Criminale, as a Lab.8 finalist, was celebrated at Loft Gallery, Rome.

Donna Florale (2017) by Ulla Karttunen in the exhibition Confluences, at Artium Miami Art GalleryExhibition Confluences, Winners and mentions in the international contemporary art competition Open Art Miami/ Näyttely Confluences, kansainvälisen taidekilpailun voittajia, Artium Art Gallery, Miami 2017Exhibition Confluences opened at Artium Art Gallery, Miami, in December.

digital collage by artist Ulla Karttunen, on show in Los Angeles at LACDA / kuvataiteilija Ulla Karttusen digitaalinen kollaasi esillä Los Angelesin digitaalisessa keskuksessa LACDAssacover design and artwork Ulla Karttunen”Thorn Eye”, presented first in Los Angeles exhibition, became also a book cover

Lecture by artist Ulla Karttunen: The Sexiest Capitalism Ever: A Duckface Selfie of a Trans-Aestheticized Market EconomyA lecture by Ulla Karttunen in the 13th ESA Conference ”(Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities”. Kuvataiteilija Ulla Karttusen trans-estetisaatiota ja kapitalismia käsittelevä luento sosiologian kansainvälisessä konferenssissa. Athens: a conference lecture of trans-aestheticization and ”the sexiest capitalism ever”.

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Mainokset

Näyttelyvuosi 2017

Vuosi 2017 oli näyttelyiden osalta aktiivinen, kansainvälinen ja menestyksekäs: kuvataiteilija Ulla Karttunen osallistui näyttelyihin Lontoossa, Roomassa, Pariisissa, Bolognassa, Los Angelesissa, Baselissa, Ajdovšcinassa ja Miamissa, muutaman kotimaisen lisäksi. Menestystä tuli myös kolmessa kansainvälisessä taidekilpailussa, sekä digitaalisen taiteen että installaatioiden sarjoissa.

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Electron Salon, January-February 2017, artists: Ulla Karttunen et al.Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Electron Salon, January-February 2017, artists: Ulla Karttunen et al.Näyttelyvuosi 2017 alkoi Los Angelesin Digitaalisessa Keskuksessa LACDAssa.

Ulla Karttunen at ARTROOMS art fair LondonThe room by Finnish artist Ulla Karttunen at ARTROOMS 2017 in LondonAlkuvuodesta oli myös Lontoon ARTROOMS2017-tapahtuma.

Digital collages by artist Ulla Karttunen, at Wikiarte Gallery, Bologna 2017Opening of the group exhibition Art Experience at Galleria Wikiarte, Bologna 2017, artists Ulla Karttunen et al.Bolognan Wikiarte-gallerian näyttelyssä oli esillä Ullan uusia digitaalisia teoksia.

LouvreDigital art (Donna Florale, 2017) by artist Ulla Karttunen at Carrousel du LouvrePariisissa ensimmäisenä näyttelypaikkana oli Carrousel du Louvre.

The gallery for the Paris summer exhibition located near Picasso Museum /exhibition year 2017, artist Ulla KarttunenMecenavie, Galerie Thuillier, June-July 2017, artists: Ulla Karttunen et al.Pariisin näyttelykausi jatkui galleriassa Marais’ssa, Picasso-museon nurkilla.

Artbox.Project Basel, Donna Criminale by Ulla KarttunenArtbox.Project Basel, Eventplatform Luminator, Euroairport, Basel, CH (artists: Ulla Karttunen et al) Baselin Artbox.project oli esillä Art Basel -viikolla Luminator-näyttelytilassa.

Art Fair Suomi ’17, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki / Kuolevaisia / Mortals by Ulla KarttunenArt Fair Suomi ’17, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki Art Fair Suomi ‘17 tapahtui Kaapelitehtaalla Helsingissä.

Donna Florale, by artist Ulla Karttunen, at the exhibition "Jatkuvuus", Malmitalo Gallery 2017HTS 50 vuotta/Suomi 100, jurytetty näyttely Jatkuvuus Malmitalon galleriassa.

LYNX Prize 2017, selected artists in the digital art section: Ulla KarttunenLynx Prize invitationgalleries Lynx PrizeLynx Prizessa kärkeen päässeet esiteltiin näyttelyissä Italiassa ja Sloveniassa.

Taiteilija Ulla Karttunen valittiin kansainvälisen Malamegi LAB.8 -taidekilpailun finaaliin RoomassaArtists and organisers in the opening of the Malamegi Lab.8, Loft Gallery / Spazio matEr, Rome 2017 / exhibition year 2017 Ulla KarttunenLAB.8 -taidekilpailun finalistityöt olivat esillä Loft-galleriassa Roomassa.

Confluences-näyttely Miamissa 2017-2018, esillä taidekilpailun voittajat - digitaalinen taide, kunniamaininta, Ulla KarttunenConfluences-näyttely Artium-galleriassa Miamissa 2017-2018 esittelee kansainvälisessä taidekilpailussa menestyneitä - digitaalisen taiteen sarjassa kunniamaininta Ulla Karttunen Confluences Miamissa Artium-galleriassa esitteli taidekilpailun palkittuja.

Lucian silmät, design Ulla KarttunenMaaria Oikarinen: Lucian silmät (kirjan design Ulla Karttunen)Los Angelesissa esillä olleesta teoksesta tuli kansi Maaria Oikarisen romaaniin.

Vuoden muita taidepaikkoja olivat Ateena (luento kongressissa) ja Andalusia (opintomatka madonnahahmojen kotiseudulle, Mustan madonnan Jereziin, kyynelehtivien neitsyiden Sevillaan ja merelliseen Cadiziin).

Pieni katsaus Donna Criminalen vaiheisiin vuonna 2017:

ARTROOMS 2017 info in State magazine /London, with image of Ulla Karttunen: Donna Criminalebackcover Partnership / ARTROOMS 2017, with image of Ulla Karttunen: Donna Criminalearticle ARTROOMS 2017, with image of Ulla Karttunen: Donna CriminaleLontoon ARTROOMS 2017-tapahtuman yhteydessä Ulla Karttusen Donna Criminale -teos oli kovasti esillä eri julkaisuissa (esimerkiksi lehdet ylhäältä/vasemmalta: Repubblica 21.1.2017, State F22 issue 3/2017, Partnership Italy-UK, Wonderstreet).

Edellisenä vuonna alkaneelle Donna Criminalen kilpailumenestykselle ja kansainväliselle kysynnälle tuli jatkoa myös vuonna 2017 teoksen noustessa finalistiksi Malamegi Lab.8 -taidekilpailussa. Teoshan voitti 2016 pääpalkinnon nyky-yhteiskunnan tabuja koskevassa taidekilpailussa ja näyttelyssä Firenzessä, ja matkasi myös portugalilaiseen kirkkoon ja Algerian kansallismuseoon.

Tämänsyksyisessä majapaikassaan Loft-galleriassa Rooman keskustassa Donna Criminale nautti yleisön suosiosta, jopa niin että galleria halusi pidentää sen esilläoloaikaa vielä kuukauden Lab.8 -näyttelystä eteenpäin.

Lab.8 -taidekilpailun finalistitöiden katalogi, Ulla Karttusen osuuden avaussivuUlla Karttusen installaatio Donna Criminale Rooman Loft-galleriassa Lab.8-taidekilpailun finalistiteoksenaKuva vasemmalla Lab.8 -katalogin Donna C:n osuuden aloitussivusta ja oikealla itse Donnasta Loft-galleriassa.

Vuoden 2018 alussa Donna Criminale on nousemassa kansikuvatytöksi ulkomaisen laatukustantajan taiteensosiologiseen teokseen, jopa sen molempiin osiin. Kirjaan on tulossa myös Donnan Criminalen varhaisvaiheita, eli Neitsythuorakirkkoa, käsittelevä amerikkalaisen taiteensosiologin artikkeli.

 

 

 

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Donna Criminale, à la Rome

Donna Criminale, an ephemeral sculpture by artist Ulla Karttunen, in Lab.8 finalists’ exhibition at Loft Gallery / Spazio matEr, Rome 2017

Donna Criminale is an ephemeral sculpture made from a material regarded as the most banal and worthless, toilet paper.

This hanged goddess is a patron saint of those who are thought to be low or marginal, the wrong kind of people. The work deals with social inequality and censorship in contemporary market-based society.

The sociologist Zygmunt Bauman has noted that in contemporary consumer society, we have begun to see the poor, those who cannot participate enough in consuming, as criminals. – At least, the ’low’ workers in white gowns, from nurses to cleaning women, are often treated degradingly, as cheaper than toilet paper.

The title comes from the criminologist Cesare Lombroso, who saw that some people can be born as criminals. This thought of certain inferior groups of humans could be later found in the Third Reich: those interpreted as being lower were gathered to be eliminated. A similar belief that certain people are higher and better, can be alive also in contemporary democratic society.

The work is also based on a real story from Finland: in an art censorship case, a leader tried to ban critical art, telling that an artist must be a swindler, because dressed in white. Only criminals wear white.

The ambiguous figure ­– at the same time minimalistic and baroque, poor and glamorous – has opened various interpretations. It has been shown in different kinds of places from an industrial art center to a white-wall gallery, from a Portuguese church to a princess’s throne in the National Museum of Algeria. For spectators, it is not obligatory to know theoretical framework, they can just enjoy the sublimity revealed amidst the commonplace.

Donna Criminale, an ephemeral sculpture by artist Ulla Karttunen, in Lab.8 finalists’ exhibition at Loft Gallery / Spazio matEr, Rome 2017Donna Criminale, an ephemeral sculpture by artist Ulla Karttunen, in Lab.8 finalists’ exhibition at Loft Gallery / Spazio matEr, Rome 2017Donna Criminale (2017), by Ulla Karttunen / Exhibition: Malamegi Lab.8 International Art Contest Final Exhibition, Loft Gallery / Spazio matEr, Rome 2017, 16 Sept– 5 Oct, 2017

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RAW Rome Art Week: Donna C, stay extended

Rome Art Week

Artwork Donna Criminale was asked to extend her stay in Rome ”due to the great success of it during the exhibition”, to be showed to new visitors during RAW – Rome Art Week.

RAW is a collaborative project to valorize contemporary art in Rome; Rome Art Week happens from 9th to 14th October 2017.

A detail of ephemeral sculpture Donna Criminale (by artist Ulla Karttunen), in Rome at LAB.8 exhibitionLab.8 finalists’ exhibition at Loft Gallery / Spazio matEr, Rome 2017; white installation on the backround Donna Criminale by Ulla Karttunen Installation Donna Criminale (2017) by Ulla Karttunen, through the window of Loft Gallery / Spazio matEr

 

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Lab.8 Opening

Lab.8

Malamegi Lab.8, international art contest, at Loft Gallery / Spazio matEr, Rome, 16 September – 05 October 2017. Finalist artists: Natan Pernick, Evaldas Bubinas, Moreno Monti & Matteo Tranchellini, Ulla Karttunen, Matthaeus Kostner, Udo Rutschmann, Pascal Broze, Tina Sgro, Astrid Edlinger, Alfredo Dante Vallesi, Davies Zambotti, Lucia Simone

Malamegi Lab.8, Loft Gallery / Spazio matEr, Rome 2017Opening of Malamegi Lab.8, Loft Gallery / Spazio matEr, Rome 2017Malamegi Lab.8 opening: artists and organisersA detail of ephemeral sculpture Donna Criminale (by artist Ulla Karttunen), in Rome at LAB.8 exhibition

In front of Donna Criminale, with the founders and curators of Malamegi Lab, Margherita Jedrzejewska, left, and Massimo Toffolo, right

4 donnas from Rome: from left, gallerist Ilaria Sergi, curator Sveva Manfredi Zavaglia, artist Ulla Karttunen, and artwork Donna Criminale

 

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Donna Criminale enters Rome and touches eternity

Donna Criminale, the winner of Celesteprize Taboo, at galleria Poggiali e Forconi in Florence 2016

Donna Criminale, ephemeric sculpture / site-spesific installation, by Ulla Karttunen (here the artwork is at Galleria Poggiali e Forconi in Florence, where it was the winner of Celesteprize Taboo 2016)

The toilet paper goddess Donna Criminale will appear very soon in the eternal city of Rome. Next few weeks she will stay in the historic quarters of Rione Monti in the center of Rome, in the neighbourhood of Colosseum.

Her reign started this week, as normally, with a very banal visit to nearby supermarkets to compare the sizes and prices of toilet paper packages. – Donna Criminale is a patron saint for those who are socially excluded, ’the others’, thought to be too cheap or low by people who think they are better and higher, hanged by hate talk or other contemporary means of social exclusion. So the thematics has to do with the visible and invisible forms of racism and fascism in contemporary democratic society.

The appearance of this improbable saint and happens at LOFT GALLERY / Spazio MatER as a part of Malamegi LAB.8: International Art Contest Final Exhibition.

Artist Ulla Karttunen at Malamegi LAB.8, International Art Contest Final Exhibition in Rome, Italy. Taiteilija Ulla Karttunen osallistuu kansainvälisen taidekilpailun Malamegi LAB.8 finalistien näyttelyyn Loft Galleryssä Roomassa.

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Next week in Rome

Malamegi Lab.8 International Art Contest Final Exhibition at Loft Gallery / Spazio matEr, Rome

The final exhibition of the International Art Contest Malamegi LAB.8 opens next week, on 16th September, at Loft Gallery / Spazio Mater in Rome. It will be also the new appearance of the mysterious toilet paper madonna Donna Criminale

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Ulla Karttunen Chosen as Finalist in Malamegi Art Competition

Ephemeral sculpture Donna Criminale by the Finnish artist Ulla Karttunen was chosen as finalist in Malamegi Art Competition

Ulla Karttunen: Donna Criminale, installation (toilet paper), 2016

Donna Criminale, the ephemeral sculpture by the artist Ulla Karttunen, was selected as one of the 12 finalists in The Malamegi LAB.8 Art Competition.

The finalists’ works will be shown in Rome at Loft Gallery from 16th September to 5th October 2017; the exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue.

http://www.lab.malamegi.com

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