Helsinki

MARIA DUNCKER: SWEETHEART

MARIA DUNCKER: SWEETHEART

Oct

04

Wed

12:00 – 17:00

-2–-1°C

clear sky

4.-22.10.2023

II found a stump in the ditch that looked like a heart. 

I took it home with me.

Then a wasp moved into it.

The good pollinator.

It is now her home.

There in the heart-stumps chambers

 the wasp and her pupas are hibernating.

My contemporary pet, the wasp and her pupas who lives in the heart-root will visit the galleries studio 3.10 – 22.10.2023.

The National Council for Visual Arts justified my State Prize for Fine Arts 2020 as follows:

Maria Duncker (b. 1963) is an exceptionally multidisciplinary visual artist. In recent years, she has been seen primarily as a creator of experimental video and media works, a recent example of which was the Hevonen on häst work at Gallery Sinne in 2019. Essential to Duncker’s work is a deep connection to and respect for nature and ecology – long before the themes became mainstream art.

Originally, Duncker was trained as a ceramic artist and sculptor. Many of her works are connected to the contexts of performance art. The works are united by an original holisticness, such as art events built in vans, works of public art in Salmisaarenranta and national costumes made of plastic bags. In addition, she has curated and implemented interdisciplinary festivals.

Wed 04 Oct 2023 – 22 Oct 2023 12:00 – 17:00

-2–-1°C

clear sky

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