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Edvarda Braanaas exhibiting in London

 Date:14/03/2008 - 03/05/2008
 Type:Culture
 Location:England

Norwegian artist Edvarda Braanaas is participating in a group exhibition which will open in London on 14 March. ‘Viva Lolita’, curated by James Putnam, will be showing at Maddox Arts until 3 May.

Edvarda Braanaas, born in Norway in 1963, started her training in Italy, continuing her art education in Oslo in 1986. Edvarda’s artistic purpose is to express a sense of beauty and sensuality, through a creative process where her greatest concern lies in materialising these visions, as narratives of individuals in different situations and settings. To fulfil her ideas she uses fragments of already existing icons from art and life. She rearranges the images by exploring new connections that reveal dreams and desires where the conscious and unconscious remain fluid.

‘Viva Lolita’ presents a range of contemporary artists’ depictions of young teenage girls that capture the mingling of fading innocence with emerging sexuality. Inspired by the title of Vladimir Nabokov’s notorious book, ‘Lolita’ has since been coined as a word, with seemingly widening connotations, for a sexy young teenage girl.

‘Viva Lolita’ brings together a selection of existing and specially commissioned works by 18 international artists. The artists exhibiting with Edvarda are Charlotte Beaudry (Belgium), Heli Rekula (Finland), Koichi Enomoto (Japan), Fafi (France), Feng Qianyu (China), Nick Ruston (UK), Nazif Topcuoglu (Turkey), Li Bo (China), Mark Karasick ( Canada), Trevor Brown (UK), Nobuyoshi Araki (Japan), Hellen Van Meene (Netherlands), Lei Benben (China), Stu Mead (USA), Jens Lucking (Germany) Andrea Massaioli (Italy), Mat Collishaw (UK)

14 March – 3 May
Maddox Arts
52 Brook’s Mews
London W1K
 

 



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Edvarda’s artistic purpose is to express a sense of beauty and sensuality.

‘Viva Lolita’ presents a range of contemporary artists’ depictions of young teenage girls.

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