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Coming soon: Art Below

Art Below Summer Show 2018 at Herrick Gallery and Hyde Park Corner underground station: artists include Ulla Karttunen

Art Below has selected the Finnish digital artist Ulla Karttunen to be one of the featured artists for its next exhibition. This illustrious public arts organisation has shown a wide range of international artists in London and other cities worldwide. The idea of Art Below is to turn advertising billboards at underground stations to art spaces but it has shown also at art institutions like Saatchi Gallery or The Victoria and Albert Museum. Artists in Art Below projects include also notorious names like Banksy, Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor or Gavin Turk.

Art Below Summer Show 2018 at Hyde Park Corner & Herrick Gallery: artists include the Finnish contemporary artist Ulla Karttunen

The Art Below Summer Show will happen in two very central places in London: Hyde Park Corner tube station, starting from 18th June, and the prestigious Herrick Gallery, in the heart of Mayfair, from 26th June. The theme of the exhibition, given by the founder and curator of Art Below, Ben Moore, is ’the digital age’.

Art Below: http://www.artbelow.org.uk

Herrick Gallery: http://www.herrickgallery.com/art-below/

Anish Kapoor: I like America and America doesn't like me

One of the most impressive Art Below projects has been Anish Kapoor’s poster at Union Station, Los Angeles 2017. Kapoor’s self-portrait poster, referring to Joseph Beuys, was titled ”I like America and America doesn’t like Me” and protested against the immigration policies in Donald’s Trump’s era. The work warns other artists to adapt with silence to the politics of exclusion.

”I Like America and America Likes Me” (1974) was Beuys’ famous performance, in which he spent several days inside a gallery with a coyote, without seeing anything else from America.

 

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Exhibition opens in Los Angeles

Finnish contemporary artist Ulla Karttunen participates Electron Salon at Lacda, Los Angeles

Electron Salon, curated by the director of Lacda, Rex Bruce, will be held at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art from June 14 to July 7, 2018. The Opening Reception is on Saturday June 16, 6-9pm. Featured photographers and digital artists include Ulla Karttunen.

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Miracles in New York

Armory Week, New York 2018: Artbox.project New York 1.0 at Stricoff Gallery

The Miracle of the Weeping Madonna, 2018, by Ulla Karttunen

When media tells about weeping madonnas, it is normally question of statues that are claimed to be shedding tears of blood by supernatural means. Most cases are proven as hoaxes. Some madonnas, believed to be apparitions of the Virgin Mary, attract pilgrims.

The madonna in this digital mixed-media artwork does not cry because of supernatural reasons. She sheds tears of blood (and tears of other unrecognised materials) because of all-too-real reasons: for all sexual violence, for all inequality, on the globe.

Where’s the miracle? There are hopes that #MeToo and #TimesUp movements mean a historical change. First we must cry out, and then, little by little, times are changing. This miracle is related to reality, and its other name is change and justice.

The Miracle of the Weeping was presented at Artbox.Project New York 1.0, The Stricoff Gallery, 564 W. 25th Street, New York, NY , 5th – 16th March 2018

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Armory Week, New York

New York’s biggest art week, Armory Week, means actually two weeks this year. Presented: Miracle of Weeping Madonna, a mixed media work by artist Ulla Karttunen, in Artbox.project New York 1.0 at Stricoff Gallery in Chelsea, New York. The exhibition/happening runs from 5th March to 16th March 2018.

Armory Art Weeks, Stricoff Gallery, Chelsea, New York

The Stricoff Gallery

564 W. 25th Street, New York, NY 10001
5th March – 16th March 2018
10am. – 6pm.

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www.ullakarttunen.com

New artist’s website: www.ullakarttunen.com

artist's web-page

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Confluences opens in Miami

Exhibition ’Confluences’, Artium Gallery, Wynwood Art District, 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

The opening reception of the exhibition Confluences will be on December 8th 2017, 8pm, at Artium Gallery in Miami.

The exhibition shows the works of the awarded artists in The International Contemporary Art Competition, organised by Open Art Miami. The contest gathered hundreds of visual artists from 29 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The curators of the exhibition are Vicky Romay and Hortensia Montero.

The awards were delivered in four sections: digital art, painting, photography, and drawing. Ulla Karttunen was awarded the 1. Honor Mention in the digital arts section.

https://www.openartmiami.info

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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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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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