Kristina Sedlerova Villanen's echibition at P/////AKT in Amsterdam.
Kristina Sedlerova Villanen: Main Course
11 September – 16 October 2022
horizon is tilting with each propulsion of oars dragging the speculative transformations and arrangements behind. transfer will happen at the deepest if zeros will not bleed too much be-fore.
stone boats, anatomy of numbers, towel, alienation from the present moment and perhaps an attempt to grasp the totality of the matter just a minute later. inert movement of layers (after a splash) are part of the large scale transaction. the subject of orange melts into the purple one. future currency will corrupt the codes of today, even those covered with sun cream
/ she left for a swim after all
The work of Kristina Sedlerova Villanen (Finland, 1987) can be described as emotionally loaded transitions in perishable matter. She is interested in the inconsistency of human nature, the attraction of humankind towards building unequal systems, creating concepts and the need to believe in them. Working with geological sediments, poorly made degradable materials, immaterial sources and language deposits, she alters these raw materials and the information history they are loaded with, unfolding the structures behind hierarchies and ownership history of natural resources. With a series of sculptural gestures, MAIN COURSE is examining its own name and internal and external relationships, mingling with the space of P/////AKT.
Sedlerova Villanen is a graduate of the Academy of the Fine Arts Master’s degree program in Sculpture and the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture degree program in Scenography, both in Helsinki Finland. She has been exhibiting at Extra City Kunsthal Antwerp, Oksasenkatu 11 Helsinki, Park Tilburg, Outo Olo Helsinki, Art au Centre #3 Liège, Van Eyck Open Studios Maastricht, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Titanik Gallery Turku, MUU Kaapeli Gallery Helsinki, Eemil Art Museum Lapinlahti, Colombo Art Biennale, Colombo, FISAD 2015 Turin, Exhibition Laboratory Helsinki, Taiga-Space Saint Petersburg and Sorbus Gallery Helsinki among others. She is currently based between Helsinki and Brussels.
MAIN COURSE marks the third episode of Turning to Dust and Bones, a series of solo exhi-bitions by six artists that is loosely evolving with the mind, memory and a sense of being up-rooted.
The Artist’s Library
The Artist’s Library is a growing collection of titles that have, in one way or another, been relevant to the project or the artist’s practice in general. They will be on view during the exhi-bition and afterwards become part of the P/////AKTSALON collection of books. Kristina Sedlerova Villanen highly recommends:
– Roger Hicks, The Complete Ferrari, MBI Publishing Company, 1999
– Charles Baudelaire, William Aggeler (trans.), The Flowers of Evil / Les Fleurs du Mal (English and French Edition), Digireads.com, 2015
P/////AKT is a non-profit exhibition space for contemporary art that organizes and facilitates large scale solo presentations through which the audience gets the opportunity to gain insight in the thinking space of the artists.
P/////AKT provides a platform for exceptional, emerging artistic talents, who distinguish themselves through their unique and authentic language and who are capable of giving a dif-ferent view on the current way of thinking. They are stimulated to work out new develop-ments and are given the opportunity to present their work to a relevant audience. Furthermore, P/////AKT always asks the artists to produce new work that relates to the specific nature and dimensions of the given space and to present their own mental space as an overall presentation within the given context.
Photo: Charlott Markus