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Munken Works scholarship in Berlin

On the 26th of July 2013 De Monsterkamer will attend the first presentation of the Munken Works scholarship project in Berlin.

  • Date: 16/07/2013
  • Time: 18:00 - 21:00
  • Location: Berlijn

Arctic Paper, a Swedish producer of high-quality graphic fine paper, has awarded scholarships to four artists who will each spend one month in the Munken Works Space, in a pop-up atelier located in the Prenzlauer Berg quarter, Berlin. The project is focused on the topic of paper in the age of digitization. The artists awarded the Munken Works scholarships will take new approaches to the tension of “Analogue and Digital.”

The four selected artists, Sun Jung Hwang (South Korea), Annemarie van den Berg (the Netherlands), Sandra Küchne (Switzerland), and Edith Kollath (Germany), will try to answer questions such as “How does digitization affect our world? How to establish an inspirational relationship between the tangible and the virtual? How significant will paper be, the ancient culture bearer, in our time?”

The first month of the Munken Works scholarship project was dedicated to the work of Sun Jung Hwang and Annemarie van den Berg, who will present their project post o-f-f-i-c-e on July 26th 2013. In this project focusing on digital versus analogue communication, people were invited to send the artists emails to the following address:[email protected]. The artists then created personalised analogue post on paper in reply, such as letters, postcards or packages. The final presentation will be the post o-f-f-i-c-e where the total collection of the personalised replies is shown, and where – at the end – senders can pick up their reply.

“Paper is an incredibly underrated product, because we’re taking it for granted. Produced from renewable resources, its crucial advantage is that the memories it creates are more sustainable, last but not least due to its haptic nature. Even if we are not consciously aware, we touch paper, and we feel it – a decisive insight with regard to the digital/analog process”, says Arctic Paper Sales & Marketing Director Wolfgang Luebbert on the Munken Works. The Munken design range by Arctic Paper, is a leader on the uncoated paper market, and is produced in Munkendal, Sweden.

Munken Works from MUNKEN WORKS on Vimeo.