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Creative Transformations: A Panel with the Guerrilla Girls, Laura Cottingham, and Dr. Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff
October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm$5
As we close our exhibition Independent Visions: Helene Schjerfbeck and Her Contemporaries From the Collection of Ateneum Finnish National Gallery, please join us for an exciting panel discussion, featuring: radical artist activists the Guerrilla Girls; Dr. Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff, Chief Curator, Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery; and artist and theorist Laura Cottingham. On the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence from Russia, this panel will discuss the cultural and social influences that enabled these Finnish female artists to flourish, despite the tumultuous years of the early 20th century, and will examine how such experiences can be applied to current conversations on female visibility and cultural representation in contemporary art.
Join us afterward for a wine and cheese reception, and for a final viewing of the exhibition. Independent Visions: Helen Schjerfbeck and Her Contemporaries from the Collection of Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery, an exhibition presenting fifty-five works by four celebrated Finnish artists, highlights the pioneering role of these artists at the end of the 19th century and in the early decades of the 20th: Helene Schjerfbeck (1862–1946), Sigrid Schauman (1877–1979), Ellen Thesleff (1869–1954), and Elga Sesemann (1922–2007).
Admission to this event has been reduced and is now $5, general admission, free for students, seniors, and ASF members.