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CECILIA LEVY

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Paper art objects
Art objects made of paper, preferably from old books from the last century.

Small pieces of paper are pasted together, one by one. The pages are slowly reassembled into new objects.
Eggshell thin, yet remarkably steady. The story lives on, but in a different shape.

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My name is Cecilia Levy, I live and work in Sigtuna, Sweden. Formerly a graphic designer and bookbinder, I now work as an independent artist. I participate in solo and group exhibitions in Sweden and abroad, work with public art commissions and hold an occasional workshop in bookbinding. If you happen to be in Stockholm, don't miss a visit to the shop & gallery Konsthantverkarna where some of my work is sold. This is also where the finest selection of Swedish arts and crafts can be found.

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Taxi boat ride to the island San Giorgio Maggiore and Homo Faber 2018 #artists #artisans #homofaber2018 #michelangelofoundation #venice #cecilialevy
Off to Venice with husband! I will be demonstrating my work at Homo Faber 2018 #privatechauffeur #luxuryhusband #homofaber2018 #michelangelofoundation #paperart #cecilialevy @mattiasink
What an amazing exhibition at Konsthantverkarna! Kenji Komatsu shows The story of a paradise of fools. Each and every one a wonder of craftsmanship and imagination. I want to live in one of his beautiful house sculptures  #kenjikomatsu  #wood #woodart #woodcarving #sculpture #japan #konsthantverkarna
Innesluten/utestängd (confined/excluded)
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From the municipal archives in Uppsala we, the art group HAKA and the members of the studio association Hospitalet, were given access to photographs from the 19th century. Portraits of patients admitted to the mental asylum where we now have our studios. On the basis of these beautiful and deeply touching portraits, we created a wide variety of works; paintings, objects, sculpture, video, text, music etc.
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For me, looking at the young girl in the photo I have chosen, I feel a strong bond to her through the space of time. The photo is more than 100 years old, but nothing has really changed. Although I know nothing about her - not even her name, i don’t know what happened to her, why she was admitted. I see my reflection in her photograph, see my younger self in her features. I think of my two daughters. She was someone’s daughter. She could have been mine.
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I struggle hard to try to understand what life in a mental asylum was like back then, but it’s hard, impossible even. Many patients spent the larger part of their lives locked up inside, undergoing horrific treatments. Many died there, of sickness or age and were buried in the hospital cemetery.
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And then again, being a secluded area it was like a gated community, with a magnificently beautiful park where they grew their own vegetables, and patients took part in the daily chores. 
This place meant lifelong imprisonment for many but for a few maybe also a sanctuary of some sort.
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#sinnebilder #ateljéföreningenhospitalet #mentalasylum #mentalhealth #mentalawareness #kulturnattenuppsala #exhibition #contemporaryart #contemporarycraft #paper #bookpagesandpaste #oro #himmeli #christendomslifvetivårtid #amelievonbraun #cecilialevy #uppsalakommun
Construction work 👷🏻‍♀️My piece ”innesluten/utestängd” (confined/excluded) is for the group exhibition Sinnebilder (”sinne”=mind/sense, ”bilder”=images) which will open in our project space @hospitalet_ateljeforening on Saturday September 8th, 12–4 pm. Welcome by and have drink, see the exhibition and visit our open studios! #culturenightuppsala 
#kulturnattenuppsala #sinnebilder #construction #paper #bookpagesandpaste #oro #himmeli #ateljéföreningenhospitalet #uppsalakommun #cecilialevy
Kom till oss på KulturNatten i Uppsala på lördag! Hälsa på i Ateljéföreningen Hospitalet, titta in i våra öppna ateljéer och se vår grupputställning Sinnebilder. Vandra sedan vidare till Medicinhistoriska museet eller flanera ner till centrum, det händer fantastiskt mycket roligt denna dag/kväll/natt i Uppsala... Välkomna!

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