Monday, November 30, 2009


The Red Ribbon is the global symbol for solidarity with HIV-positive people and those living with AIDS.

I got this brooch from a woman that I learn to know in Cape Town, South Africa when I was there 2005.

World AIDS Day, the small thing you can do, to join the day is to wear something red, as t-shirt, a scarf or what ever.

World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It is common to hold memorials to honor persons who have died from HIV/AIDS on this day. Government and health officials also observe the event, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics. Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day. Governments of other nations have followed suit and issued similar announcements.

AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007, and an estimated 33.2 million people worldwide live with HIV as of 2007, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Despite recent, improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claimed an estimated 2 million lives in 2007, of which about 270,000 were children.

the Moomins and in Swedish; Mumintrollen.

My advent calendar by 2009, The Moomins and in Swedish; Mumintrollen.

An Advent calendar is a special calendar which is used to count or celebrate the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas. Some calendars are strictly religious, whereas others are secular in content.

Today, most advent calendars are made for children. Many take the form of a large rectangular card with many "windows", one of which is opened every day during Advent. In less elaborate calendars; each window opens to reveal an image, a poem, or part of a story such as the Nativity story itself. More elaborate Advent calendars have a small gift concealed in each window, such as a toy or a chocolate item.

1546-2009... Fountain of Youth...

Fountain of Youth from 1546 by Lucas Cranach the Elder
(Lucas Cranach der Ältere, 4 October 1472 – 16 October 1553)

I found this painting in a magazine; I thought that it is an interesting painting, 1546 verses 2009. The women search for the eternal youth, even I… I like to take a shower or two everyday and may be that’s a form of modern fountain of the Youth?!
If this was possible, this painting showing a easy way of being young for ever, just take a bath, in the right fountain of course…

wolf-fish eating a sea urchin…

I found this in a magazine; I like the photos of these two, the wolf-fish and the sea urchin…

Sunday, November 29, 2009

a great Saturday...

Kulturlördag – Culture Saturday with my neighbour Charlotte.

We visit Konstepidemin at the Christmas weekend, it was a great visit with a lot of lovely and nice meetings, at the post below you can see some of the artist and exhibitions we visit.
An absolutely great place/space/area to hang around at. I really really love Konstepidemin and the feeling of creativity and nice people/artists.

Josefina Posch...

Josefina Posch

First solo project in Sweden - The exhibition continues until the 13th of December 2009 and is open Tuesday-Sunday 12-16 Bergrummet/Konstepidemin Göteborg , Sweden “In My Secret Life – Hibernation” Act I Scene 1-3 The installation in Bergrummet is the first part of Josefina Posch’s newest body of work “In My Secret Life” who lends it’s structure from operas use of multimedia and it’s composition of acts and scenes. In this first act we are confronted by a state of winter hibernation. The space becomes a baroque, surreal, Carrollesk under-world where time is passing but at the same time seems to stand still. An inner spiritual paradox between the dead still of the hibernation, the recovery and the frustration that time is short. The hibernation as a natural reoccurring state or as a necessary but involuntary result from trauma? The focus lays on what actually is in time and space, right now and mixes sound, sculpture, lights and smells to create an illusion of a working machinery. The title “In My Secret Life” comes from the Leonard Cohen song from 2001 with the same name.

After receiving her BFA in San Francisco Josefina Posch has exhibited internationally; from museum work in Valencia, Spain, residencies in Miami Beach, Shanghai, New York, Cittadellarte/Biella Italy, an invitation to be a guest atist at Valand School of Fine Arts finally brought her back to her birth city of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Selection of her exhibitions are the art in public spaces Migration Addicts event Venice Biennal 2007, Roda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden, Mogadishni Gallery, Copenhagen Denmark, Duolun MoMA Shanghai, Zendai MoMA Shanghai, National Museum of Fine Art, Havanna, Cuba, Art League Houston, TX, San Francisco Art Institute Hoover show, Berkley Art center, CA, The Moore Space Miami, Spinello Gallery Miami my videos have been shown at Moca North Miami, Southern exposure San Francisco, Boothlab Gallery Berlin and more....
Josefina is the recipient of several grants Foundation for Contemporary Arts, NY, Dena Foundation Paris-New York, Artist Access Grant Miami, Leo Chestler Foundation Miami, Arnulfska Foundation, Sweden, O and C Mannerheim Foundation.

Text from Josefina´s website.

Anne-Marien Bernhardt...

Anne –Marie Bernhardt

Text and photos of jewellery art from Anne-Marie’s website, isn’t these jewellery who shows at gallery Hnoss... sorry.

Utgångspunkten i mitt arbete är alltid mina teckninger/målninger/collager. Jag väljer element ur bilderna som jag översätter till tredimensionell form. Det är fabulerande former med humor, skönhet och ibland lite obsenitet. Jag sträver mot att hitta balanspunkten mellan det strama och det amorfa som gör att det uppstår en intressant spänning i uttrycket.
Jag använder olika material, ädla som oädla: silver, guld, koppar, plast, MDFboard, emalj, grafit, lackfärg, odlade pärlor, onyx, korall... Jag jobbar gärna med överraskande formmöten och kontrasterande material och har även, sedan jag nyligen blev besatt av olika emaljeringstekniker, börjat jobba mer dekorativt med ytan.

Född i Köpenhamn 1961
Bor i Stockholm sedan 1985
Medlem i Nutida Svensk Silver och Konsthantverkarna
Representerat på Judiska Museet, Stockholm

Sverker Eklund...

Sverker Eklund

Sverker talk so warmly about his nagging girls. Sometimes he has to put them in boxes because of all the wishes they have; give me more lip gloss, more gold, why can’t I have a red dress etc.
For me it’s angels hanging there on the walls, and for Sverker that was okay… We where talking about who they could fly or not, a strange conversation, they can only fly in our imagination and that’s good enough. A very very nice meeting and a generous talk about whom and why he work as he does.

I like his cows, the one at the top of the post and I hope that I can do a good deal after Christmas time, for me it looks like a reindeer.

I like the smell in the studio, wood, wood, wood...

Berit Jonsvik...

Berit Jonsvik

I have know Berit some years now and I admire her work, I think she is a powerful woman who doing great stuff.
Berit served Charlotte my neighbour and me really good home made glögg made out of blackcurrants. A nice small talk time with tasty glögg!

Monique Wernhamn...

Monique Wernhamn

Kerstin Åsling- Sundberg...

Kerstin Åsling- Sundberg

Kerstin show us where the weave with button ideas started, it started some years ago with neck collars. Then she develops the “lamp” shades… I didn’t know that Kerstin was weaving this shapes, I have always been impressed over the huge work that is behind this shades. Nice to see and learn.