Art & Life

November 22 2012, Lunds konsthall. A talkshow by Kerstin Cmelka

Join us and be part of the live studio audience for the extraordinary, one evening only talk show Art & Life directed by Berlin based artist Kerstin Cmelka. Tackling the boundless premises of art and life, ten well known art profiles from Lund and Malmö are invited to share their personal experiences elegantly moderated by Cmelka's alter ego, our hostess Camilla Backman.

Our guests this evening belong to different generations, work in various ways and have experienced the art world in all its forms. They will share their thoughts, as well as their own stories, on how the equation between art and life adds up, and how the professional and the private is mixed and matched in life. Has our view upon art, life and society changed since the 60's and how do norms, ideals and the spirit of the times influence the artistic process? This evening will grant us a rare insight into personal commitments and doubts, standpoints and destinies that have played an integral part in forming the art that we encounter today.

Our prominent guests are: Jenny Grönvall, artist; Tiril Hasselknippe, artist and director of CEO Gallery; Elisabet Haglund, art historian and former director of Skissernas museum; Gittan Jönsson, artist; Clay Ketter, artist; Mathias Kristersson, artist; Tamara Malmeström de Laval, artist; Elin Lundgren, artistic director of Lilith Performance Studio; Vassil Simittchiev, artist and former professor at The Royal Institute of Art; and Anne Wipp de Laval, art connoisseur.
Hostess: Camilla Backman, artist

House band: WON, our own funk and psychedelic Malmö wonder will be lightening up the evening with dance and love.

Doors open at 5.30pm and close at 6pm. No admission after this. The recording will take approx. two hours. Free admission and first come first served.

Art & Life is produced by Signal - Center for Contemporary Art, in collaboration with Lund Konsthall, with support from Framtidens Lund and Konstnärsnämnden.

© Signal Productions

Curator: Elena Tzotzi
In collaboration with Signal – Center för samtidskonst, Malmö