Framework Panel #26: Exploring Innovative Developments in International Sculptural Practice


Framework Panel #26: Exploring Innovative Developments in International Sculptural Practice

Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 pm
American University Katzen Arts Center Rotunda
2nd Floor Rotunda – Room 201    

Hosted in conjunction with Transformer's 7th Annual Storefront Exhibition, ALOUD, this special talk will feature Rose Eken & Camilla Reyman in conversation with Andy Holtin, Associate Professor of Art & Director of American University's MFA Berlin Studio program, and will explore innovative developments in international sculptural practice. Launched in December 2002, Transformer's FRAMEWORK Panel Series engages artists, arts professionals, cultural leaders, and audiences in conversation to create an oral 'field guide' to encourage and support individual emerging artists in our community, and educate audiences through the sharing of best practices within the contemporary visual arts. 


Rose Eken was born in Denmark (1976) and graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in 2003. Eken works with sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing / printmaking, embroidery and miniatures in cardboard and tape. Her artistic projects are based on an interest in the notion of space and the objects left in that space. Eken works with flashes of memory, with moods and states of mind, fragments of individual and collective history that can be assembled into a picture of our past and thereby also point to how we perceive ourselves here and now. She has received critical appraise in the US for her solo exhibition ‘Remain In The Light’ at The Hole gallery in New York, as well as her more recent solo show ‘Tableau’ at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, which was acquired by and is currently on display at Aros Museum of Modern Art in Aarhus, Denmark.

Camilla Reyman (b.1981 Denmark) is a Copenhagen-based artist who works with installation, sculpture, painting and photography. Her artistic practice mainly revolves around the construction and the deconstruction of the subject, about materiality and the relationship between ecology and man. Reyman seeks inspiration in the idea of objects having anima and the thought of consciousness being a state of matter. She seeks to incorporate these thoughts in the production of her works, where she works with materials of natural origin such as plants, clay, pigment, beeswax, insects etc, combining them with constructed materials like epoxy, steel and mdf. Reyman sees the final works as a collaborative result between consciousness and materiality. Reyman received her master of fine arts from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in 2013 and has exhibited in in Malmø Konsthal, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Centre Pompidou and Kunsthal Nord to name a few, and she is represented by the Danish gallery Galleri Jacob Bjørn.

Andy Holtin received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Sculpture and Extended Media program. His current work and research focuses on the exploration of cognitive processes through the development of and interaction with performative objects in a form of sculptural theater. Using systems ranging from simple machines to interactive robotics, his works orchestrate events that ask us to scrutinize cause and effect and our assumptions about the objects and materials of our culture. His work has been exhibited internationally at locations including Transmediale, Berlin, Germany; Museo Antropológico y de Arte Contemporáneo, Ecuador; Planetario Alfa Science and Culture Museum, Mexico; Krupic Kersting Galerie of Cologne, Germany; and Kunsthaus Kollitsch of Klagenfurt, Austria. Holtin is currently director of the Studio Art program and teaches all levels of sculpture at American University in Washington, DC. Holtin also directs AU's graduate summer residency program MFA STUDIO BERLIN, and is a member curator at the Berlin project space Hilbert Raum.