Helene Schjerfbeck, Self Portrait, Black Background

On October 7, Scandinavia House is closing our summer exhibition “Independent Visions: Helene Schjerfbeck and Her Contemporaries” with an exciting panel discussion, featuring:
radical artist activists the Guerrilla Girls; Dr. Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff, Chief Curator, Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery; and artist and theorist Laura Cottingham. On the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence from Russia, this panel will discuss the cultural and social influences that enabled these Finnish female artists to flourish, despite the tumultuous years of the early 20th century, and will examine how such experiences can be applied to current conversations on female visibility and cultural representation in contemporary art.

When: October 7, 2017, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Where: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016