Time for a change; photo HHW.
For almost three years, I have given much of my attention to Art Lab Gnesta and the Karl Schultz-Köln and Marita Mörck-Schultz Foundation. It has been a lot of work, many encounters, much fun and not so few accomplishments. Here are some of the highlights, from the Art Lab Gnesta website…
Art Lab Gnesta/Research@Supermarket Art Fair 2013, six short films: Helena Hildur W, Auli Laitinen, Agnieszka Knap, Arne Widman, Madeleine Aleman, Ivar Sviestins; © Nigo produktion.
Art Lab Gnesta/Research@Supermarket Art Fair 2013, interview by the Swedish Exhibition Agency
“The Giant Corpse Flower Blooms”, performance by Ingela Ihrman at the Venice Biennale, Midsummer’s Day 2013
Karl Schultz-Köln (1921 – 2013) Memorial Exhibition, March 2014
…and, from the Swedish Exhibition Agency:
Concluding discussion at the Green Art Lab Alliance seminar in Visby, May 2014
However, now it’s time for a change. Parallel with my engagement in Art Lab Gnesta, I have been doing courses, reading and writing. The next semester will find me part-time at the Center for Studies in Practical Knowledge at Södertörn University, and full-time at the Royal Institute of Art – which opens the possibility for me to fully delve/dive into the intuitive and logical learning process. My dear colleagues in the former network of Art Lab Gnesta/Research (which is now likewise independent from Art Lab Gnesta) are still around, a valuable peer-review resource.
To Art Lab Gnesta, and all its crew, I wish the best of luck!
This is a post made in honour of artist Karl Schultz-Köln, who passed away on Dec 28th, 2013, in the age of 92; the photo shows a candle, lit beside his deathbed and mirrored in one of his artworks.
His life course spanning from pre-nazi Germany to post-modern Sweden, Karl experienced very directly more significant and dramatic shifts of perspectives than most of us ever will. Through his long-time work as an industrial designer and a painter, he developed a deep sense of art as a means of life. Finally, he came to be the patron and friend of all of us engaged in Art Lab Gnesta, sharing work as well as fiesta.
Most of all, I think, he treasured freedom.
Thank you, Karl. I wish you a peaceful and great last journey.
NASA, ESA and Jesús Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain).
Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)