Norway: Article – Sarpsborg Exhibition, 2014



The Entire World’s Art

International at Tune


The artist Marit Risto, 56, collected art from faraway lands when she invited artists to participate in the exhibition at Tune Library.


In September, Marit Risto will open a new exhibition with numerous international artists from the art movement Immagine & Poesia. It will be far from a traditional exhibition.



“It is an experimental way to exhibit in that it combines visual art with poetry,” says curator Risto, the art movement’s representative in Norway and Sweden.



Mutual Inspiration


“When it comes to contemporary art, I’ve really had trouble finding something that appeals to me. So it was fantastic to find through the Internet such a group of artists who enjoy much the same as me.

The Internet offers a great venue for feedback and opinions, as well as connections and communication between individuals,” thinks Risto.




“It will be an experimental way to exhibit.”




Artwork in different styles, sizes and expressions, in all colours of the rainbow, are exhibited at Tune.

Along with the poetry, mutual inspiration is created.

“I even have pictures from Australia”, says Risto who also has traveled around and borrowed pictures, including an original of Zalans from Riga, one of her favorite artists.




International Exhibition


A total of 18 artists and poets are represented, with prints, paintings, photos and poems.

The movement’s Italian founder, Lidia Chiarelli, also exhibits and is joined by artists from Greece, Hungary, Croatia, Switzerland, France, Finland, India and Germany. Most of the artists were included when it was an organized exhibition in Årjäng in Sweden last summer.


“Some new ones have also been added. Among them, the poet Huguette Bertrand, photographer and poet Elis Podnar who both live in Canada, the Romanian painter Béla Tarcsay and Mirek Antoniewicz from Poland,” says Risto.


The exhibition will also be photographed and posted on the Internet.

Risto, originally from Lillestrøm, has for many years lived in Ise.  She acquired a separate studio in the old torp she has in Sweden.







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