Friday, Dec 22, 2017 • 12:30–1pm
ADMISSION: Free with Museum admission
"A King has three daughters to whom he’s promised presents after returning from war. The youngest daughter asks for Elijah’s violin. The King goes to the end of the earth in search of the violin. He finds it but before taking it he must save a princess who has turned to stone." Mads Lynnerup discusses his video installation and the folktales "Elijah’s Violin" and "Princess in the Tower."
Mads Lynnerup is an artist and educator, whose practice incorporates video, performance, sculpture, and installation. Lynnerup’s work is influenced by societal and economic issues and is a commentary in its own playful manner on everyday experiences as well as tendencies and trends within the art world. Most recently Lynnerup developed a series of sculptures that besides from their sculptural form also functioned as fitness instruments, which culminated in a video commissioned by Creative Time, PS.1 and MTV in New York. Lynnerup received an MFA from Columbia University in New York City and a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute. Lynnerup has an extensive national and international exhibition record and has been included in exhibitions at SFMOMA; The Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; P.S. 1, New York; Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, (LA); and Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany to mention a few. He is a Eureka Fellowship recipient as well as an Artadia and Toby Devan Lewis Award winner.
Want to read the stories that inspired these works of art? Howard Schwartz, a three-time winner of the National Jewish Book Award, has gathered together one hundred of the most astonishing and luminous stories from Jewish folk tradition in Leaves From the Garden of Eden, the reference book for The CJM exhibition, Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid.