Artist Talk with Anna Christina Lorenzen and Alberta Whittle hosted by Fresh Milk

By Katherine Kennedy Saturday, December 8th, 2012 Categories: ARC Partners, Artist Talk, Updates

On Saturday December 15th at 5:00pm,  two of Fresh Milk’s artists in residence Anna Christina Lorenzen and Alberta Whittle will be giving an artist talk on the platform. The presentation will consist of three segments: i. A talk about Whittle’s recent work developed at Fresh Milk, ii. Anna Christina Lorenzen will make a presentation on her practice and her participation in the artist-initiated Norwegian art scene and iii. They both will address their collaborative works.

Hustle de Money – a Performance by Bertie aka Big Red aka General outta Glitter Zone. Photograph by Dondre Trotman

Alberta Whittle is a Barbadian artist who returned home to take up a residency at Fresh Milk. Whittle’s work has undertaken some shifts to concentrate with greater intensity her research on hypersexuality in the Barbadian context. Focusing on the fete posters imagery of aspirational life styles and of men and women, she is interested in how these posters become a form of self-portraiture.

Anna Christina Lorenzen is a visual artist from Norway/Germany, who was a founding member of the studio collective, Bergen Atelier Gruppe (BAG). Through the historically and culturally universal medium of drawing, Lorenzen explores the seemingly never-ending cycle of visual representation of the body and the physical representation of the visual image of the body.

Anna Christina Lorenzen - Presentation on her practice and her participation in the artist-initiated Norwegian art scene

Lorenzen and Whittle met in Cape Town earlier this year during a residency program at Greatmore Studios. They uncovered many parallels and meeting points in their individual practices. Whilst in South Africa, they began collaborating in generating perfomative situations and documenting these actions through photographic stills and video footage. Discovering commonalities in their creative processes and concepts, they are developing a collaborative body of work at Fresh Milk.

Alberta Whittle and Anna Christina Lorenzen's 'Dutch Blue'.

The talk is free of cost, all are welcome! For more information visit Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc,.

Katherine Kennedy
Katherine Kennedy

Katherine Kennedy is an artist and writer. She graduated in 2011 from Lancaster University, UK with a degree in Creative Arts (Fine Art and Creative Writing). Katherine is an Editor & the Assistant to Director at ARC Magazine and the Communications & Operations Manager at the FRESH MILK Art Platform Inc., in addition to producing work as a sculptor and installation artist. Katherine has participated in programming at the Instituto Buena Bista (IBB), Curaçao; The Vermont Studio Center, USA; Casa Tomada, Brazil and Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany.