Though I did not realize it at the time, Creole Konst was first inspired by Herbert Gentry (1919-2003) . Gentry, was an American artist that travelled throughout Europe during the Civil Rights Movement and settled in Sweden during the 1960s.
Creole Konst is simply defined as art practiced in Scandinavia or by Scandinavian artists, living outside of Scandinavia, who merge Non-European aesthetics and visual culture into their artistic dialogue.
New Year New Goals
The reason I love January is because it is the beginning of the new year and a time to start over and as a minimalist (who also suffers from allergies) I love nature aesthetically during this time of year whether there is frost and fog or a fresh snow and a frozen lake it is such a beautiful time of year!
Holidaze and Traditions
Being someone who lives between two cultures we incorporate both American and Swedish traditions into our holiday celebrations. One of my favorite traditions is listening to Christmas musik – we usually start after Thanksgiving but this year we waited until December 1.
Turkey Day in Sweden
I am incredibly tacksam that Joakim is working a half day on Thursday and that he is taking off on Friday because Thanksgiving is without a doubt one of my favorite holidays because the focus is family, food, abundance (but not for material things) + gratitude!
Let Them Eat Cake Also!
In fact, my immediate reaction was – WOW the art world in Sweden is finally getting global attention! And my second thought was I wish I would have been a co-curator!!
Martin Puryear’s “Folk Technology”
Puryear incorporates elements from historic Sami teepees and fuses them with a contemporary designed dwelling which is visible through overlapping materials consisting of wire mesh, tar and various woods.
19th Century Connections
Duncanson is discussed in the book History of African-American Artists: From 1792 to the Present but after perusing the end notes I recall being surprised that the King of Sweden had purchased Land of the Lotus Eaters, 1861. I actually remember thinking out loud – oh that is interesting –
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