Friday, May 25 9:00
SUGAR MOSAIC: THE FLAG
TEAM NAPS (Paivi Maunu & Ilari Kahonen): Nature & Art
Visual Performental Art is a new art form, a combination of performance art and environmental art.
GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE IS THRILLED TO PRESENT AN ENVIRONMENTAL WORK CREATED BY NAPS - PAIVI MAUNU & ILARI KAHONEN- SPECIFICALLY FOR THEIR STAY WITH US!
A SITE-SPECIFIC DURATIONAL NEW WORK!
Paivi Maunu & Ilari Kahonen [Finland]:
Team NAPS, Nature & Art Post Scriptum
The Flag, Sugar Mosaic, Visual Performental Art is a new art form, a combination of performance art and environmental art. The durational work is designed specially for a Grace Exhibition Gallery context. The work is is an exploration of both physical and social endurance. Working outdoors will show there is no eternal. All materials in The Flag, Sugar Mosaic Project are natural, sugar. The color is from ink, plants and berries. Natural elements such as rain, wind and sunshine are constantly changing the work. Animals and insects are eating the material of the artwork until it has completely recovered back to the place of its origins.
NAPS, Nature&Art Post Scriptum is a team of Paivi Maunu and Ilari Kahonen. have done a number of performance art and environmental art projects in Finland and abroad, for example. Estonia, Belarus and South Korea. NAPS has been giving lectures in the Fine Art Academy and University of Art and Design in Helsinki, as well discussions in exhibitions and performances all around Finland.
In Brooklyn NAPS are ready to present a new work of "Sugar Mosaic, The Flag"
In Finland we have been communicating with authorities and politicians by arranging exhibition and discussion about city plan in Environment Center of Helsinki and by organizing an art outdoor event in politically sensitive areas. Sugar Mosaic Art works were based on the exaltation in Istanbul, Turkey, in April- May 2010, now a museum operating in the Hagia Sofia. Originally built as a church in 537, then by 1453 the conquest of Constantinople, Hagia Sophia, converted into a mosque is considered one of the master piece of Byzantine architecture.