February 22, 2024

Ulla Wiggen



Artist Ulla Wiggen (s. 1942) is known for her detailed and poetic paintings. In the video, the artist discusses her practice from the beginning of her career in the 1960s to the present day. Through the years, the subjects of Wiggen’s paintings have shifted from computer components to portraits and landscapes, and recently, she has developed a special interest in depicting the human body and its internal organs, particularly the brain and the iris of the eye.

The video has been produced in conjunction with Ulla Wiggen’s exhibition Passage at EMMA which will open in September 2024, and her exhibition INSIDE / OUTSIDE which opened at Fridericianum in Kassel in February 2024. The exhibitions have been produced in collaboration with the museums.

Watch the video ↓

Production:  EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland 
Direction, filming and editing:  Ari Karttunen 
Script:  Ari Karttunen, Pernilla Wiik 
Interview:  Pernilla Wiik 
Artworks:  Ulla Wiggen 
Image credits:  Ari Karttunen / EMMA
Åsa Lundén / Moderna Museet
Jens Ziehe / Galerie Buchholz
Ulla Wiggen
Subtitles:  Spoken 
Special Thanks:  Ulla Wiggen, Fridericianum and Galerie Buchholz  

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