sábado, 21 de abril de 2018

Lecture, "Art and Culture as Therapy" in a Nordic Expert meeting in Stockholm

The Center for Arts and Culture in Healthcare, at Stockholm County Council, invites all of you to attend the conference Culture and health across the lifespan – a broad and promising field of knowledge in Stockholm, 4thof May 2018
The conference is a Nordic expert meeting, part of the official program of the Swedish presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2018. Its objective is to incite a broad knowledge and experience exchange within a field with potential to complement and contribute in current healthcare’s efforts towards enhanced sustainability.

See: Culture and Health

Hopefully our project can propose and offer new ideas :)

lunes, 26 de marzo de 2018

Art and Culture as Therapy in Icelandic Museums

Now there are three museums in Iceland which offer special programs for individuals with Alzheimer and their caregivers! They offer guided visits once a month in collaboration with specific Day Centres in Reykjavík and vicinity. These are the National Gallery of Art, Reykjavík Art Museum and National Museum of Iceland, all different in character and thus serve as a reference for others around the country. And more are in the pipeline... :)

domingo, 15 de octubre de 2017

Art and Culture as Therapy: Icelandic museums and Alzheimer

It was an extraordinary experience to see the apparent energy during the two days presentation of the book, Art and Culture as Therapy: Icelandic museums and Alzheimer, 19th and 20th September 2017. Below are some images from Francesca Rosenberg‘s lecture in Salurinn Kópavogur where she explained MoMA‘s Alzheimer program "Meet me at MoMA". In the following posts are images from the workshops at the National Gallery of Iceland. There we worked from the exhibition Nation‘s Treasures, ‘ways of seeing’ through the arts, literature, music and architecture incollaboration with artists and students from Iceland Academy of the Arts.

With Francesca Rosenberg: Ways of looking into the art of painting

For her workshop Ways of looking into the art of painting, Francesca Rosenberg chose the painting ‘Bassabáturinn’(‘Leader’s boat’)(1930) by Gunnlaugur Scheving (1904 – 1972) to observe. She was able to detect strong links with Icelandic general culture but which also could call upon themes and personal experiences in relation to the sea, family relationships and communication, labour and weather.

With Andri Snær Magnason: Words, freedom and imagination

In his workshop Words, freedom and imagination, the writer Andri Snær Magnason chose the paintings, Fjall’ (Mountain) (1998) by Georg Guðni(1961-2011) and ‘Attending’ (1973) by Hreinn Friðfinnsson (b.1943). Andri Snær constructed a dialogue between the two by asking the participants to describe their impressions with the first word that came to their minds when looking at the artwork. 

With Kristín Valsdóttir: Musical narratives

For her workshop Musical narratives, Kristín Valsdóttir had chosenNervescapes VII by Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter (b.1969), an impressive emotional landscape where the musicians would lead the participants into new atmospheres and connect to each other.

With Javier Sánchez Merina: Making the museum more familiar

The day before the symposium, the architect Javier Sánchez Merina had prepared his workshop Making the museum more familiar, togetherwith a group of architecture students, and in collaboration with a day centre and volunteers who suffer the Alzheimer disease. The architecture students brought familiar furniture from their homes in order to create ‘natural settings’ that the participants could identify with and react to as they were at home with different artworks as a centre piece depending on the atmosphere.

Closing session: Evaluating the day!

domingo, 23 de julio de 2017

Symposium and lecture in Reykjavík in September "Art and Culture as Therapy

Symposium and lecture to celebrate the publication of the book
Art and Culture as Therapy:
Icelandic Museums and Alzheimer

Lecture 19th September 2017 in Salurinn Kópavogur at kl. 20:00
Francesca Rosenberg Director of Community, Access and School Programs at The Museum of Modern Art, New York  gives a lecture on their program ‘Meet me at MoMA’
Symposium 20 September 2017 from 13:00 – 17:00
Reykjavík town hall, Tjarnarsalur from 13:00-15:00 and National Gallery of Iceland from 15:00-17:00.
• Francesca Rosenberg, Director of Community, Access and School Programs at MoMA, New York
• Jón Snædal, Director of the Dementia Unit, National Hospital Iceland.
• Carmen Antúnez Almagro, Director at the Dementia Unit, Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca in Murcia Spain
• Javier Sánchez Merina, professor at the Architecture School, University of Alicante.
• Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson, professor of Museum Studies, University of Iceland.
• Halldóra Arnardóttir, PhD Art Historian and co-director of the project and, the editor of the book.

At the National Gallery we will work directly with "ways of  seeing" through the arts, literature, architecture and music.

Reserve the days, we look forward to seeing you !


viernes, 11 de noviembre de 2016

Carmen Antúnez Almagro flytur erindið 'Listir og Alzheimer: nauðsynleg tenging'

Í dag flytur Carmen Antúnez, forstöðumaður Minnismóttöku Arrixaca sjúkrahússins í Murcia og meðstjórnandi verkefnisins Listir og menning sem meðferð fyrirlesturinn 'Listir og Alzheimer: nauðsynleg tenging' í Dénia á Spáni. Um er að ræða þriðju alþjóðlegu ráðstefnunni sem heilbrigðissvið Dénia skipuleggur tileinkuð listum og heilsu.
Sá sem stýrir málstofunni er Prof. Manuel Belver við Fagurlistadeild Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

(Dentro de los Retos Sociales de Salud y cambio demográfico, encuadrados en la línea Envejecimiento saludable del Horizonte 2020)

Dr. Manuel Belver. Catedrático en la Facultad de Bellas Artes. Departamento de didáctica de la Expresión Plástica. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Dra. Carmen Antúnez Almagro. directora de la unidad de demencias del hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca de Murcia. Directora del proyecto para enfermos de Alzheimer en colaboración con el Museo de Bellas Artes de Murcia.
Dra. Ana Mª Ullán. Profesora del Psicología Social de la Universidad de Salamanca. Codirectora del Proyecto Curarte, departamento de Psicología Social y Antropología, Universidad de Salamanca.
D. Iván Moratilla. Responsable del programa “El Prado para todos”.
Dra. Carrie McGee. Assistant Director. Community and Access Programs. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Frekari upplýsingar um ráðstefnuna má finna hér:
Ráðstefna um Listir og Heilsu í Dénia á Spáni