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Launched last July, the mapXXL programme reveals a new generation of artists inventing tomorrow’s forms of expression. Its first laureates are already succeeding in their projects, like Gayle Chong Kwan, who is going to realize in Venice a work initiated during her four-months residency in Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto. Furthermore, Angelo Sturiale is going to Japan for a one-year residency, David Rolland orchestrated the opening ball of the Bordeaux’s TNT season, Justine Triet, Donald Abad and Aurélie Slonina’s works are exposed at the Bellevilloise and Ayelen Parolin’s at the Fondation Cartier. All these young artists reveal their desire for travelling and a real curiosity for the other. Cultural diversities are nourishing the projects they develop and make the quality of their productions. The Pepinieres’ actuality consists also in our participation at the Res Artis conference in Berlin, probably one of the most important and active artistic networks concerning creative venues. Several Asian structures’ representatives will participate in this conference. This will allow us to pursue our opening into the direction of these countries, rich, as we believe, in unexpected propositions. All these news seem promising to us and we want to share them with you in this new version of Artshock.
Patrice Bonnaffé

artists' experiences: Eija Keskinen

exhibition Sense of Sentiment

Eija Keskinen, former laureate of Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes had been in mapXXL residency in France at the Nicéphore Nièpce Museum from the 23 of September to the 23 of December 2002.

She mainly produces series in which she explores the same theme by the simultaneous use of photography, painting, drawing and writing. By changing the technique and the medium, the artists offers different readings, often full of humour, that reflect each person's individuality and subjectivity.

Eija Keskinen is pursuing her artistic career in Finland and her exhibition Sense of Sentiment is coming soon at the Hanaholmen Cultural Center.

opening on the 20th of March from 5 pm to 7 pm
exhibition from the 20th of March to the 3rd of May 2006

02100 Espoo, Finland
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