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BY TONJE HALVORSEN
@ VOL 65
ON MAR 27, 2019
We have all heard stories about the suffering artist. The question Tonje Halvorsen asked herself was: who am I as an artist, and does art require pain? 1 collection. 21 garments, 500,000 safety pins, 1,500,000 beads and 7,000 hours later. What was her answer? Obsession. Tonje's artistry is characterised by an obsession, which in the past two years has been prioritised over her health, relationships and job. An obsession that has cost me some of my most valuable possession: time.
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About the City's Organizers
Ewa Kumlin, was appointed as Managing Director of Svensk Form in December 2004. Prior to her appointment at Svensk Form, she was running her own company for cultural production since 1991. She always focused on creating meetings between people from various fields of contemporary culture, and she has an extensive network of international contacts. Through her husband's work as a diplomat, she has lived in Paris, New York, Brasilia, Athens and Tokyo. During the postings abroad she has arranged a number of cultural projects, mainly within contemporary culture, design and literature. In Tokyo, in 1999 she initiatied “Swedish Style in Tokyo”, a Swedish promotional event aimed at a young Japanese audience, featuring contemporary Swedish culture and life style, which has now become a yearly event in Tokyo, run by the Swedish Embassy. Upon her return to Sweden, Ewa arranged a continuation in "Tokyo Style in Stockholm” of contemporary Japanese Culture in August 2004 Originally Ewa Kumlin studied at the Royal College of Arts in Stockholm to become a Fine Arts Teacher, after a few years with the Foreign Ministry. She also has been writing articles for Swedish art and design magazines and published a book on her family story. In the early 90's she helped to coordinate two large literary cruises in the Baltic and the Black Sea with writers and translators from over forty countries.
Communications Manager at the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design since 2015. I adore the PechaKucha concept!