Events | Meet The Artists

Villa Aurora | November 9, 2023 | 7:30 PM (PST)


Reception with our current artists-in-residence Anke Völk (Visual Artist), Cathy Milliken (Composer), Janine Eggert (Visual Artist), and Paula Fürstenberg (Writer).

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Visual Artist
Image: private

Anke Völk

Anke Völk studied painting at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien and the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe. Today she lives and works in Berlin. In her conceptual idea of an expanded painting Anke Völk explores the boundaries of the painting and expands them within the image, the image carrier, and the location where the painting takes place.

While in LA, Anke Völk is exploring image conditions in the sense of an expanded understanding of the image in her paintings. Her works aim at expanding genre boundaries in painting, a connection between painting and other media, which, in turn, always implies a questioning of the image. At Meet the Artists, she will give insights into her work on site.

Image: private

Cathy Milliken

Cathy Milliken is an award-winning composer performer and creative director. She is at home in many genres: chamber and orchestral music- film music, music theatre, installations and opera. She is also passionate about social music practice and has led and co- created many participatory musical interventions and works.

During her time at the Villa Aurora as fellow, Cathy Milliken is composing a string quartet for the renowned Arditti Quartett in order to celebrate their 40th Jubilee as well as to compose something that is unusual and perhaps even new for them. At Meet the Artists, she will share results of her search for new sounds and for the different possibilities of using voice alongside her instrumental writing for the quartet. She will also be showing other works of hers that are precursor works, experiments or experiences which in different ways essentially seek to embody instrument and voice.

Visual Artist
Image: Georg Moritz

Janine Eggert

Janine Eggert studied Visual Arts at the University of Fine Arts Hamburg and at Ar.Co, Çentro de Arte & Comunicaçao Visual, Lisbon. As an artist, she navigates between different media forms such as sculpture, installation, printmaking and video. Since 2005 she has worked both as a solo artist and as a duo together with Philipp Ricklefs. Eggert’s work has been exhibited internationally including in Zurich, New York, Miami, London and Valencia.

At Meet the Artists, Janine Eggert will present examples of her work and artistic approach and share insights into her ongoing image search for Googie architecture. Visitors can also view a recent video project of hers which cinematically and sonically transforms the Alpine landscape it seeks to explore.

Image: Jonas Ludwig Walter

Paula Fürstenberg

Paula Fürstenberg grew up in Potsdam. After residing in France for two years, she studied at the Swiss Literature Institute in Biel from 2008 to 2011. Today, she lives and writes in Berlin.

At the reception, Paula Fürstenberg will read passages from her upcoming novel Weltalltage (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, February 2024) in English translation and engage in conversation about the presented text as well as her current projects.

Villa Aurora
520 Paseo Miramar
Los Angeles, CA 90272
Admission is free
RSVP mandatory here.
Parking information:
Street parking is available on Los Liones Drive off Sunset Boulevard, two blocks northeast of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park in the Topanga State Park parking lot!
Free shuttle service departs from Los Liones & Sunset starting at 6:30 pm. Last shuttle to Villa Aurora leaves 15 minutes prior to the event.

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