Artist talk: Mimosa Pale (Finland)
When I think about Finland, a bridge between east and west across my mind. The Finnish people — speaking Swedish by law but in general so different from the Swedes. Their own language — Finnish — so different from everything I´ve heard. And how does the Finnish heartbeat sounds like? Same but — in some way — different?
Mimosa Pale is our first Finnish interviewee. She is an incarnation of coolness — not only because she is an interesting artist — Mimosa also runs a hat store, where she sells her own design Our guest blogger, Elina Lajunen worked with her in Berlin and introduced us to Mimosa´s intriguing world — of hats.
The curator; Katharina Rettelbach used these kindly words to describe Mimosa:
Her artwork is a synthesis of sculpture and performance art. In her often interactive work, humour, lust and celebration lead to carnevaleque staging. She likes to switch context being it museum, theatre, street or church. She acts in cabaret shows with her singing saw, creates haute-couture for everybody and makes fashion shows in her Berlin flat. Mimosa Pale has visited various international performance art festivals and is currently running Atelier Himo in Berlin.
We are getting one step closer to the Finnish heart. Read Mimosa Pale´s interview here.
P.s. If you are Finnish; we hope you can write an article and unveil the secrets behind the mysterious Finnish art scene. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Net stroll: 16th of February 2012
London, Paris, Rome …
Writing on walls has been a part of the humanity for centuries. Wherever you go, you find street art, graffiti or what some people might consider — art crimes. Since my teenage years, I have always admire this kind of art. Street art can even make structures like bus stops, bridges and subways look more interesting.
The pictures below shows street art around the world.
Photos are taken from Etsy.com
I´m going to end this net stroll with an old time favorite. Ladies and gentleman, let´s play Street Life!
I play the streetlife, because there’s no place I can go
Streetlife – it’s the only life I know
Streetlife – and there’s a thousand parts to play
Streetlife – until you play your life away
You let the people see, just who you wanna be
And every night you shine, just like a super star
That’s how the life is played a temptin masquerade
You dress, you walk, you talk
You’re who you think you are
— (Randy Crawford)
On-going: 20th of May – 5th of June 2011, Candyland (Stockholm)
Photograph by Konsthopp
The Berlin-based urban artist EMESS is now running a colourful exhibition at Candyland. The famous personalities of money, production, time, freedom and market are the artist main subject but his work are usually motivated by political questions. With a sense of humor and courage, EMESS draws attention to social and urban changes around the globe.
Alvaro Campo, the curator of the exhibition wrote:
EMESS sees no difference between the street or the gallery space, his work is designed to reach an audience and adapts itself to the situation.
The artist’s range of media goes from sculptural objects or large scale murals to woodcuts and delicate prints.
From our point of view; his work seem to be touched by constructivism, pop-art and Dada.
LAST CHANCE! We recommend everyone to take a stroll around Södermalm this weekend and check out EMESS unique exhibition at Candyland. The exhibition is running until next Sunday.
Date: 20th of May – 5th of June 2011
Place: Candyland, Gotlandsgatan 76, Stockholm
Opening hours: Saturday – Sunday, 14.00 – 17.00