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Her Self – Sedd eller Betraktad

Kvinnan i porträttet upptäcker förvånat att hon är betraktad. Smickrad, vill hon först fjädra sig för betraktaren men förlorar sig själv i processen. Plötsligt märker hon att hennes spegelbild inte alls är med och betraktaren blir då något obehagligt att förhålla sig till. Vem är spegelbilden, vem är betraktaren och vem är Hon Själv?

Tillsammans med regissör Martin Lima de Faria samtalar vi efter en preview av filmen om existentiella frågor som att vara sedd kontra betraktad, om självbilder, om att fastna i självpåtagna roller och om det subtila valet att stanna inom vår ram.

Her Self spelas av dansaren och skådespelaren Maud Karlsson som oftast arbetar med kroppen som uttrycksmedel. Efter 11 år i New York och över 20 år i Sverige, har hon även utvidgat sitt konstnärskap till att inkludera bild- och videokonst. Med dansen som grund och kärleken till uttrycket, utvecklar hon koreografi, skådespeleri, text, film, bildkonst, skulptur och röstkompositioner och producerar allt från offentliga föreställningar och utställningar till skräddarsydda beställningsverk. Med utbildningar som Balettakademin i Stockholm och Konst och Management på Musikhögskolan i Göteborg samt ett flertal stipendier som grund, har hon medverkat nationellt och internationellt i danskompanier, filmer, biennaler, konstutställningar och konferenser inom såväl privat som offentlig sektor. Hon är dessutom konstnärlig ledare, curator och initiativtagare för evenemang i konstens anda.

Martin Lima de Faria: Tog examen på den Danske Filmskole med den prisbelönta konstfilmen ”Brainstorma ”, har arbetat med Ingmar Bergman, regisserat filmer som ”Heartbeat” med Alexander Skarsgård – belönad vid Cannes filmfestival, ”Little Love” – även den visad på Cannes Filmfestivals Short Film Corner och Anna Odells Guldbaggebelönade långfilm ”Återträffen”.

Ur stilistiskt perspektiv kan vi förnimma Roy Anderssons senare verk men så har också Her Self filmats av filmfotografen bakom “Sånger från andra våningen”.

Her Self är ett samtidsporträtt, visad på Cannes International Filmfestival / Shortfilm corner, Uppsala konstmuseum 2016 samt Berlins internationella filmfestival 2017. Her Self – a portrait ingår i Galleri Duerrs samtalsserie Ungt Perspektiv Måndagar, för att lyfta viktiga samtida frågor över generationsgränser, i privat och offentlig miljö. I den samverkar vi med olika aktörer och konstnärer för att lyfta konstens roll som motor i samtal om komplexa frågor.

Den guldinramade versionen i 13 minuters loop med rörelsesensor visad på Art Hearts Fashion 2016 – en del av New York Fashion Week – finns i begränsad upplaga för inköp. Installation, visning samt en presentation med efterföljande dialogsamtal med filmens producent / skådespelare Maud Karlsson och Martin Lima de Faria ingår (1 tim). Offert utifrån önskemål. Bokas via Galleri Duerr.

Her Self
Regi: Martin Lima de Faria & Judy Lieff, Koncept & skådespelare: Maud Karlsson, Foto: Jesper Klevenås, Art director/VFX/Post: Fredrik Borg, Musik: Coste Apetrea, Ljud/Mix: Felix Aneer, Producent: MaudsArt.

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Her Self – a portrait ingår i Galleri Duerrs satsning för att lyfta viktiga samtida frågor över generationsgränser, i privat och offentlig miljö. Enskilda visningar med efterföljande samtal med Maud Karlsson och Martin Lima de Faria bokas via Galleri Duerr.

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Her Self – a portrait
Gold framed video art in a 13 min loop with motion sensor.

The woman in the portrait is surprised to discover that she is being watched. At first flattered, she wants to impress the viewer but loses herself in the process. She suddenly realizes that she is totally out of sync with her mirrored image and being watched becomes uncomfortable and difficult to relate to. 
“Her Self” is a piece about the complexity of being seen or watched, about self images, about getting stuck in self-made roles and the subtle choices we make to stay within our frame.
Existential questions regarding who the mirrored image is, who is the viewer, who is viewing whom and who is “Her Self”?
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NATALIA MIKKOLA Feb 12–May 1

Lydmar and Galleri Duerr proudly present Natalia Mikkola’s solo exhibition ”Images and Identity”.

Natalia Mikkola has a flair for the sensual and mystical. Weekend excursions with her grandmother, an avid art expert, laid the groundwork for her artistic expression. 

Natalia Mikkola has never been interested in pure documentation. Her camera lens blurs the boundaries between realism and fantasy. Subtle color palettes are recurrent themes, landscapes and the misty gray monocromatic shades evident, as in Karelia and Victoria Falls. In other works, such as “Sylt, Kampen, Nordfriesland” a graphic landscape slowly evolves.

Noted art collectors and art experts throughout Europe have picked up artwork of Natalia Mikkola – Fine Art chromogenic prints mounted on plexiglas ®Diasec

Natalia Mikkola was represented by Galleri Duerr at the highly rated Nordic Antiques Fair, ANTIKMÄSSAN2016.

NATALIA MIKKOLA
IMAGES and IDENTITY
FEB 12 – APR 24
CURATED BY GALLERI DUERR
LYDMAR, BLAISEHOLMSHAMNEN 2

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Natalia Mikkola – Shades of Mysticism

Natalia Mikkola Galleri Duerr Affordable Art Fair Stockholm 2015

Sylt, Kampen, Nordfriesland I

Sylt Natalia Mikkola Galleri Duerr Affordable Art Fair Stockholm 2015

Sylt, Kampen, Nordfriesland II

“I am not interested in straightforward documentation, but instead strive to convey a specific feeling and mood.”

Photographer Natalia Mikkola paints with her camera lens – exploring exotic places, creating mystical scenes blurring the boundaries between the real and the imagined. In “Sylt, Kampen, Nordfriesland”, a graphic landscape slowly evolves right before your eyes.

Stark images of Iceland, Karelia, Victoria Falls in Zimbawe and South Africa’s magnificent wildlife are proof that Natalia Mikkola does not merely document. She does not retouch her images. Working instead with technical sophistication and montage, she varnishes her works with a magical sense of the sensual and mythical. From quite different areas of the world, such as London and Milan, come her series “Images and Identity”.

Natalia Mikkola Galleri Duerr Affordable Art Fair Stockholm 2015

Images and Identity, Iceland

Natalia Mikkola grew up on the Crimean peninsula in the Ukraine. It was here at weekend excursions with her grandmother, an avid art expert, along with a multitude of visits to Vorontsov Palace, summer residence and park of the royal family, laid the groundwork for where she is today.

Shortly after her arrival to Åland 20 years ago, Natalia studied fine art at Ålands Folkhögskola where she was free to experiment within various media. Before finding her own photographic expression she filled her days with studies in the field of economics – business administration and logistics – while also finding the time to study maritime and transport law. Natalia’s general studies in fine art sowed a seed that could not be prevented from germinating, neither by mercantile skills nor family duties. Natalia Mikkola returned therefore in 2011 to Ålands Folkhögskola to study nature photography.

Her work has already been picked up by noted art collectors and she will exhibit in Berlin in October, at a well-known exhibition space. In Stockholm she has exhibited with CVB Art, whose owner and director Catarina von Baumgarten’s extensive fine arts background extends as far as Bukowskis. Natalia has also shown her work at Grand Relations/No 18, the Art and Antique Fair in Helsingborg, the Åland Museum of Art and Gallery Skarpans in Mariehamn, with solo exhibitions at the Åland Maritime Museum and the Mariehamn City Library. Her Fine Art prints mounted on plexiglas are produced at a renowned studio in Dusseldorf with license for ®Diasec.

Kajanaland, No Man's Land I.

Kajanaland, No Man’s Land VII

Natalia Mikkola Galleri Duerr Affordable Art Fair Stockholm 2015

Images and Identity

Natalia Mikkola is one of Galleri Duerr’s exhibitors at the Affordable Art Fair Stockholm October 1-4. Do not miss her Behind the Scenes Art Talk  together with contemporary Irish artist Alannan Robins – whose five meter tall wooden sculpture, ”Woman of the Water” has been ranked by The Guardian as one of the top eight sculptures of the female figure in England – Thursday, October 1 at 1.30 pm in Galleri Duerr´s booth nr. C8. See our other artists as well during the fair.

Natalia Mikkola Galleri Duerr Affordable Art Fair Stockholm 2015

Catch the Moment

Clarion Hotel Sign Galleri Duerr Stockholm Art Week 2015

No we did not fail!

closeup_sculpture_re We tried something new – with inspiration from Art Basel using Kickstarter to generate support for selected visual arts projects worldwide, we started our first very own crowdfunding project “A Sculpture in Liquorice”. Alannah Robins’ 1.5 meter tall sculpture is a work in progress – currently made with 35 kg of liquorice and first shown at the Liquorice Festival March 21-22, with over 11 000 visitors. During both the press conference and the Liquorice Festival, Alannah worked on building up the figure’s skirt. Her work drew crowds who enjoyed seeing such a professional contemporary artist in action. Johan Bülow and the Lakrids team from Denmark, who compete internationally in sculpting chocolate, had never seen anything like it. They came with some good advice on how to ensure that the sculpture will be long-lasting. Alannah Robins shared her experience as a sculptor in return. Who knows, maybe we will meet in the international arena. lotteberättar_bw Many interesting meetings and conversations took place during the Liquorice Festival, between art experts and people just interested in learning more. Galleri Duerr’s exhibition “Playfulness and the Lack Thereof” included the American artists Matt Miley and David Eisenhauer and Swedish artists Lina L. Baker and Patrik Lundell – a timely statement on the importance of play in our everyday lives.

Lina L Baker Don´t feed the animals no 2 Galleri Duerr Liquorice Festival 2015 Stockholm

Lina L Baker

We believe art exhibitions are great ways to tell important stories of our time, and that this storytelling is a way to make contemporary art more accessible to everyone, regardless of age. That is why Galleri Duerr has been operating as a pop-up gallery since June of 2014, with the goal of reaching out to a wider and more diversified audience with high quality art. Last year the gallery participated in the Affordable Art Fair Stockholm as one of the best selling galleries, with 14 500 visitors. People from 76 countries have found our website and we have since then been invited to exhibit in different countries with national and international contemporary artists.

David Eisenhauer Galleri Duerr Liquorice Festival 2015

David Eisenhauer

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Alannah Robins

Galleri Duerr is now starting up a cooperation with Clarion Hotel Sign, a hotel focusing on art, music and design and which is a part of the hotel chain Nordic Choice Hotels. Founder Petter A. Stordalen measures success not only in money, but also in environmental impact and social responsibilityAlannah Robins 1.5 meter tall “Sculpture in Liquorice”  will be shown in Galleri Duerr’s Art Lounge at Clarion Hotel Sign during Stockholm Art Week April 14-19, together with her oil painting series “Woman under Water” and Matt Miley’s 3.05 meter tall drawings in ink! 

patrik lundell one for coconut

Patrik Lundell

April 16 at 7 pm / 19:00  Matt Miley will be telling us about his very special layering technique using three layers of ink drawings on film, also showing his 183 x 305 cm. tall “Assimilations in the Snow” from The Mesencephalon Trickster series. April 18 at 7 pm / 19:00 Patrik Lundell Live Art Painting April 19 at 1 pm / 13:00   “Strategies for Young Peoples Health”. The surplus revenue from these workshops is re-invested into Galleri Duerr to help finance exhibitions – just like Deborah Duerr´s artisan knäckebröd “Deborahs Extraknäck” with labels designed in collaboration with various artists. The hardbread can be purchased at Clarion Hotel Sign during Art Week. Matt Miley Galeri Duerr Clarion Hotel Sign Stockholm Art Week 2015 Each day at 12 noon, 4 pm and 7 pm April 14-19. Galleri Duerr will be hold a storytelling presentation about the on-going project  “A Sculpture in Liquorice” and Matt Miley’s “Assimilation in the Snow”. Why not have an “Arty Breakfast”, “Arty Lunch”, “Arty Brunch”, “Arty AW” or “Arty Dinner” at Clarion Hotel Sign. Food and drinks to be purchased at the American Table. And you might as well stay over! For every night a guest chooses a Nordic Choice Hotel, 100 sq meters of rainforest are saved for an entire year. As Petter A. Stordalen’s business card reads “Mens vi vokter regnskogen i arbeidstiden, tar våre gjester nattskiftet”. There is no business on a dead planet. Welcome to Galleri Duerr’s Pop-up Art Lounge at Clarion Hotel Sign. Matt Miley Alannah Robins Patrik Lundell

ALTANSUKH DEMBEREL – “Tiny Pieces”

Altansukh DemberelGalleri Duerr has the pleasure of presenting the latest work of the multimedia artist Altansukh Demberel. Exhibition “Tiny Pieces” – photography, painting and video.

Galleri Duerr har glädjan att presentera konstnären Altansukh Demberel med sin senaste utställningen “Tiny Pieces” – Fotografi, måleri och video.

Vernissage
Torsdag, 22 augusti
kl 17.00 – 20.00

Utställningen pågår 22 augusti – 29 september.
Mer information på https://www.facebook.com/events/146617698879673/

ARTISTS STATEMENT
My childhood memories are my inspiration. I was just ten years old living in Mongolia doing all kind of jobs just to survive and to help my mother (transporting, digging in garbage, selling things, cleaning shoes, begging and more…). Unfortunately I did not have the chance to study in school but I was very active creatively. As an artist struggling to survive I painted traditional miniatures for the tourists and wrote tragic poetry about the Mongolian society.

Because so many children and so many people are living in such miserable conditions in the world, telling my story, and theirs, has become very important to me. I tell these stories using painting, photography, video, poetry, performance art and installations.

Living in two different cultures – Mongolian and Swedish – it is exciting to express myself artistically, solving problems while understanding the differences that exist between my two worlds.

The project that I am currently working on is called ”Tiny Pieces”. An ongoing process, it is deeply connected to the mystery of my roots, my memories, my dreams, my poverty, my social status as a child in Mongolia and of course my emotions.

As I follow the Mongolian tradition of storytelling, I would like to share these stories of my life through my art.

Surrounded and influenced by the calm of the Swedish forest, I can reflect on my life in Mongolia as I strive to express myself as clearly and as simply as I can.

A thousand thanks to Radmila Knezevic, NBV Örebro Län and Galleri Duerr.

Altansukh Demberel received a one-year scholarship from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee in 2012.