Paper and light as artistic elements – interview with Emilia Tanner
The Finnish Cultural Institute in Denmark and The Stina Krook Foundation launch a new, 1-week, residency programme with focus on the visual artists’ portfolios.
The purpose of PortRe is to give the emerging Finnish, or Finland-based, visual artists an opportunity to go to Copenhagen and present their portfolios to a number of established actors on the Danish cultural field. The portfolio can be presented to, for example, gallerists, art critics, curators, collectors or other art professionals to commence a constructive conversation around the artist’s portfolio. The portfolio is an important and necessary tool for visual artists, yet the artists rarely have a possibility to discuss the portfolio with the people evaluating them. The aim of the programme is to provide this possibility for emerging artists in an early stage of their career, as a unique opportunity for development and rewarding dialogue between artists and art professionals.
PortRe is a residency program by invitation only and welcomes two artists a year for a duration of one week each. The first two artists selected to the program in 2019 are Maisa Majakka and Sixten Sandra Österberg.