tiistai 19. syyskuuta 2017

Viterbo – Tracing the Middle Ages?Miltä keskiaika näyttää nyt?/ Hur ser medeltiden ut ny?




Exhibition i / Näyttely / Utställning 
Liisa Kanerva, Kaisu Koivisto, Anu Koponen  


Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Turku/Åbo  17.8. – 22.10.2017
























Viterbo exhibition is a result of our expeditions to the medieval heart of an Italian town. My drawings and architectons capture Viterbo in its medieval buildings and their details. I mixed in the the soundtrack the echoes of the stony town with the sounds of numerous old fountains of Viterbo. Kaisu Koivisto’s video, Dimensions, examines the flow of life on narrow alleys of the town.  Anu Koponen has painted her watercolour works on the piazzas of the Viterbo.

The exhibition has been made possible through the aid of:  The Greta ja William Lehtinen Foundation, the Arts Promotion Centre Finland, and the Visek Centre for the Promotion of Visual Art 





Näyttely on tulos tutkimusretkistämme erään italialaisen kaupungin sydämeen. Piirustukset ja arkkitektonit ovat minun käsialani.  Ne kuvaavat Viterbon keskiaikaisia rakennuksia ja niiden yksityiskohtia.  Ääniteokseni rakensin kivisen kaupungin kaiuista ja suihkukaivojen solinasta. Kaisu Koiviston video Mittasuhteita kuvaa elämää Viterbon kapeilla kujilla. Anu Koponen on maalannut akvarellinsa kaupungin piazzoilla. 

Näyttelyä ovat tukeneet: Greta ja William Lehtisen säätiö, Taike ja Visek.

Liisa Kanerva, Palazzo Gatti  Viterbo 2016, pencil on textile.



Utställningen är ett resultat av expeditioner till en italienska stadens medeltida hjärta. Mina teckningar och arkitektoner avbildar Viterbos medeltida byggnader och deras detaljer.  Jag förenade i ljudspåren den steniga stadens ekon med ljuden av gamla fontänerna. Kaisu Koivistos video Proportioner behandlar livets flöde på stadens trånga gränder. Anu Koponen har målat sina akvareller på Viterbos piazzor. 

Utställningen stöds av:  Greta ja William Lehtinens Stiftelse, Taike och Visek.

sunnuntai 17. huhtikuuta 2016

PETS OF ANCIENT COURTS IN MY NEW TAPESTRY



I have recently finished a new painting, which will be shown in the “Young Gentlemen’s Room” in Turku Castle (Finland) from the 16th of June 2016. The motif of the painting brings together two things which existed in the castle during the 16th century: pets and tapestries.


 
My “tapestry” is actually acrylic and ink painting on old plush carpets, sewn one on another, 160 x 220 cm. Thepets described in it, were kept in European courts during medieval and renaissance times, and even earlier.   
          Dogs have been the best friends of humans for more than 10000 years.  In medieval times already, the small dogs were bred for companions of the ladies and their children. Elisabeth I and Mary Stuart were both very keen on miniature dogs. Mary Stuart had her dogs dressed in velvet. Elisabeth I favored “pocket beagles”, which were only 20-30 cm high. 
           Ring-necked (or rose-ringed) parakeets were popular already among the ancient Greeks and Romans. It is told that Alexander the Great enjoyed having them as pets. 
           Exotic animals like guenons (Cercopithecus) were rare pets. However, Duchess  of Finland, later the Queen Consort of Sweden Catherine Jagiellon  (Katarina Jagellonica) brought among many other luxury items a pet guenon to Turku Castle in 1562.