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A Red-Dressed Goddess

Uma, The Lady of the Mountains, 2017, digital collage by Ulla Karttunen, on show at Miami exhibition (Artium Miami Art Gallery)

“Uma, The Lady of the Mountains” is a portrait of the ancient red-dressed mountain-goddess. Uma means light or the peace of night. She is considered as the goddess of spiritual knowledge.

Uma is known also as Parvati, as well as other names; Parvata is the Sanskrit word for mountain. Lalita Sahasranama, a sacred Hindu text, gives 1000 names for Parvati, Lalita, Uma.

Parvati or Uma is seen as an active figure; referring to love, desire and ecstacy, but also to freedom, action and justice. C.G. Jung, in his Mysterioum Coniunctionis, linked Parvati and the black Goddesses.

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Miami Opening

Confluences, winners and mentions in Open Art Miami, artists Ulla Karttunen, Aneka Ingold, Ann Friedlander, Bojana Randall, Brooks Dierdorff, Chijia He, Frank Izquierdo, Garry Harley, Gilberto Frómeta, Hannah Moon, Jack Long, Jean Wetta, Jesus Hdez-Güero, Joanne Delomba, Jony Hernandez, Karla Kantorovich, Kathy Kuser , Luis Cortines, Nathaly Calle, Olusola Akintunde, Roberto Koltun, Santiago Echeverry, Tom Wheeler and Zeren Badar

Donna Florale (2017) by Ulla Karttunen in the exhibition Confluences

Confluences, winners and mentions in Open Art Miami, artists Ulla Karttunen, Aneka Ingold, Ann Friedlander, Bojana Randall, Brooks Dierdorff, Chijia He, Frank Izquierdo, Garry Harley, Gilberto Frómeta, Hannah Moon, Jack Long, Jean Wetta, Jesus Hdez-Güero, Joanne Delomba, Jony Hernandez, Karla Kantorovich, Kathy Kuser , Luis Cortines, Nathaly Calle, Olusola Akintunde, Roberto Koltun, Santiago Echeverry, Tom Wheeler and Zeren BadarOpening of the exhibition Confluences, Artium Miami Art Gallery

The exhibition Confluences, the winners and mentions in The International Contemporary Art Competition 2017 by Open Art Miami, from December 8th 2017 at Artium Miami Art Gallery, Miami.

 

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Coming soon, in Miami

An excerpt from an article published in the newspaper El Nuevo Herald, Miami:

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Donna Florale in Lynx Prize exhibition

Donna Florale, by Finnish artist Ulla Karttunen, exhibited 2017 at Carrousel du Louvre, got a Honor Mention at Open Art Miami, shortlisted for the Lynx Prize. Is it a new blooming start for ”Donna Criminale”…?

Donna Florale by Ulla Karttunen, exhibited first in June 2017 at Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, got a Honor Mention at Open Art Miami, and was selected to be exhibited at the Lynx Prize.

One of the Lynx Prize exhibitions of the finalist and selected artists is now held at Lokarjeva Galerija, in Ajdovšcina, Slovenia. The exhibition runs from 17th November to 2nd December 2017.

 

 

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More donnas in Rome

Donna Criminale, by artist Ulla Karttunen, Lab.8 & RAW, Rome Art WeekDonna Criminale and other donnas in Loft Gallery, RomeToilet paper installation Donna Criminale got new visitors under Rome Art Week, RAW, at Loft Gallery / Spazio matEr, 9-14 Oct 2017

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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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