In August, Redux hosted an exhibit by prolific international mixed media artist Vassiliki Falkehag entitled Changing Index. The exhibit, comprised of plastic bottles and water samples, broken toys and rusty nails, explored the relationship, often tumultuous, between organic and inorganic materials. “We’re at a point where nature, even though it has ways to recycle, can’t copy anymore,” Falkehag said.

One of Falkehag’s former students, Swedish visual artist Eva Arnqvist, will be the featured guest at Redux’s Camera Works Cafe next Thurs. Dec. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Falkehag says of Arnqvist, “[she] is a visual artist whose broad practice at its core always deals with place and societal change and how everyday life is constructed and transformed by it.”

This event is not just for lens lovers. The cafe focuses on more than just photography; the third Thursday of each month, Redux brings together creatives around the city to present photography and art followed by an open discussion and critique. Arnqvist, who holds an MFA from the Royal Institute in Stockholm, has been the “initiator” of several collaborative and disciplinary projects and has published several books. Her work has been shown at Kalmar Art Museum, Norrkoping Art Museum, Marabouparken, Index — the Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, and more.

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