A Home for Artists -Artist novel

KONSTNÄRSHEMMET part 1-3 / A HOME FOR ARTISTS part 1-3

 

 

 

KONSTNÄRSHEMMET del 1-3 / A HOME FOR ARTISTS part 1-3

 

Page 15 from Konstnärshemmet del 3 .

The character Kerstin is mourning her mother Ilona who is slipping into dementia.

A Home for Artists is an artist novel that is organized in three parts that were written and published over the course of four years. It recounts the struggle of young artists to make ends meet, set amidst the brightness and gloom of a care home exclusively for ageing artists. Using fiction as an example of how we could take care of our elders, the text reflects upon issues concerning identity and work. This novel is the basis of a larger art project and serves as a framework or a narrative starting point for works in techniques such as paintings, sculptures, drawings and objects.

 

 

Editions: 2012 – 2016

Copyright © Lisa Stålspets for her text.

Copyright © LevArt for this edition.

Translation from Swedish: Thilo Reinhard

Design: Joana Bruno / LevArt

Printed in 2014 by Trykkpartner, Trondheim

Edition: 200 copies

Published by LevArt

 

A Home for Artists was first published in connection with Lisa Stålspets participation in the exhibition Anywhere Out of the World, LevArt, 2 ­June 2012.

Curator: Anne­Gro Erikstad

 

© Copyright Lisa Stålspets 2017.