The biggest news: Michelle and Elan have an adorable daughter, born December 19th, 2011. See their own websites for more.
This means I am alone for now in the Mere Folle adventure… After a badly needed one-week vacation in Madrid, I will go back to Turku on January 4th. The city library there is hosting a satellite exhibition in which the exhibition in the museum Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova will be both announced and explained. On this occasion, we will conduct a workshop about the curatorial ins and outs of the project. Mia Hannula, the curator, Pamela Andersson, museum coordinator, Eva Koppen, co-curator of the exhibition Towards the Other in Saint Petersburg, and Anna-Helena Klumpen, one of the authors of the Turku catalogue, will give short talks, as will I. The participants of the Curatorial Program De Appel come from Amsterdam for this, and Turku-based participants, both from the art history program at the University of Turku, and from the museum world, will join us. For me, this is a lovely opportunity to see the exhibition once more, before it goes down at the end of January…