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DO NOT ENJOY ART

The day of none-art: 1st of November 2011 (Reykjavik)

THE FIFTEEN COMMANDMENTS

1. Do not go to museums, design museums or galleries that holds any art works.

2. Do not look at art works, including paintings, photographs, sculptures and installations — whether it is inside or outside.

3. Do not go to concerts.

4. Do not listen to music — either from CD´s, vinyl records, cassettes, digital music players or smart phones (ringtones included).

5. Do not play video games with graphic images.

6. Do not go to dance performances.

7. Do not read novels, poetry or any other text that might be considered literature.

8. Do not go to theaters.

9. Do not watch a film — neither in a cinema, nor in computer, television or at any other screen.

10. If any kind of artwork is displayed on television; f. ex. in the news or in some advertising — you should close your eyes or look away.

11. If you hear music on the television or in the radio — you should turn it down.

12. Do not look at buildings which are designed by architects.

13. Do not watch or walk in gardens which are designed by landscape architects.

14. Do not watch or wear clothing by fashion designers.

15. Do not do anything or enjoy anything that could be interpreted as art or have artistic value, including work of dancers, designers, actors, artists, writers and musicians.

This text is translated by Konsthopp from the Sím homepage (The association of Icelandic visual artists).

Could you live without art?

A society without art is bound to be truly poor.

Photograph by Konsthopp

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ART COPENHAGEN

Nordic art fair: 16th – 18th of September 2011, Forum (Copenhagen)

Ólafur Elíasson – Andersens Contemporary (DK)

A total of 81 Nordic galleries gathered together last weekend in Forum — a huge event-building — where The Nordic Art Fair, Art Copenhagen was held for the 15th time. Like in recent years, the Danish art scene was in the foreground, represented with 52 art galleries while 29 of the exhibitors came from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the Faeroe Islands.

A number of galleries were on board for the first time; Lautom Contemporary (Oslo), Björkholmen Gallery (Stockholm) and Andersen’s Contemporary gallery (Copenhagen) were all newcomers to the Nordic art fair. Regulars included Andréhn-Schiptjenko (Stockholm), Elastic (Malmö), Galeria Anhava (Helsinki) and I8 (Reykjavík). The fair also passed a milestone, as art collectors from all around the world participated in a special organized VIP program. The fair is owned by Forum Copenhagen, which together with a fair committee is responsible for artistic management as well as selecting all of the participating galleries.

Konsthopp was in Copenhagen over the weekend, so of course we couldn’t miss the chance to check it out. It was our first time there, and believe me when I say that it was HUGE.

Assa Kauppi – Andersson Sandström (SE)

Thordis Adalsteinsdottir – Galleri Specta (DK)

Smike Käszner – Gallery Poulsen (DK)

Andreas Golder – Galleri Larm (DK) 

Maria Rubinke – Hans Alf Gallery (DK)

Bojan Radojcic – Galerie Pi (DK)

Yoko Ono – Wanås (SE)

Photographs by Konsthopp

These photographs hopefully give a little glimpse of what we saw at Art Copenhagen but are just a tiny piece of our whole “art experience” in the city.  So stay tuned, there is more to come!

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HRINGUR

Closing: 16th – 30th of June 2011, Nútímalist Galería (Reykjavik)

Solveig Pálsdóttir utilizes silk-prints and drawings in her latest solo exhibition HRINGUR to create pieces made from different substrata of gathered material. The theme of the exhibition is on the human being and its relationship with the nature inside and around oneself.

Photographs by Konsthopp

The distinct material as well as the catchy titles of each piece —with the concept shining through— made the whole exhibition both attractive and charming. Solveig Pálsdóttir graduated from The Icelandic Academy of Art in 2009 and is the co-founder of Gallery Crymo, a favored artist-runned gallery in Reykjavík. HRINGUR is Solveig’s third solo exhibition.

To see more photographs from our visit in Reykjavík, click here!

Artist: Solveig Pálsdóttir

Place: Nútímalist Galería, Skólavörðustíg 3a, Reykjavik

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“OLD BOOTS, NEW LACES”

Closing: 26th of June 2011, Pop-up gallery above VIBE Bar (London)

Are shoes one of your “guilty pleasure¨? Then you probably have one of those.

Many were literally bowled over by the return of Dr. Martens couple of years ago. For some people, a “screaming” reminder of the fashion experimentation of their teenage years, that we usually make fun of. Shortly after, when it was obvious that the shoes were in fact, very trendy, everyone stopped joking about them, bought a pair and became addicted (well we still make jokes about Buffalo´s!).

Now, even in new form, Dr. Martens were the focal point of a newly passed group exhibition at Brick Lane.  10 pairs were supplied by Doctor Martens, re-designed by the exhibition artists and sold on the behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support. Only few pair were left when Konsthopp was there.

Photographs by Konsthopp

It was a truly broad-based exhibition in general, displaying unique oils, aerosol works, ink drawings, urban glass sculpture and limited edition prints. And last but not least, a few colorful pair of the “eternal” Dr. Martens.

The conceptual artist, Ben Oakley curated the show but he also runs “The Ben Oakley Gallery” in Greenwich (London).

Date: 17th – 26th of June 2011

Agent provocateurs: Rowan Newton, Asboluv, Stuart Mcalpine Miller, Carne Griffiths, Gonny Van Hulst, Ben Oakley, Mark Perronet, GaryAlford, Theo Szarowicz, Yvonne Wayling.

Place: Pop-up gallery above the VIBE bar, 91-95 Brick Lane, London

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TALENT GALLERY

So we were strolling around SoFo the other day, checking out some exhibitions when we stumbled across a window at Kocksgatan, with this poster that really caught our attention.

When entering the shop we discovered that inside is a tiny exhibition space with some beautiful things for sale; books, posters and cards among others, produced by national and international print designers.

According to the owner, “Talent Gallery” provides graphic designers and illustrators the opportunity to both display and retail their work as well as to build and entertain a professional network. It was opened in March 2011 with the hope to bring more general attention to visual communication but also to add an emerging part to the gallery scene in Stockholm and abroad.

For further information about Gallery Talent, check out its website here.

And one last thing:

If you know about other Stockholm based galleries that we’re missing out on or have any tips or advice on exciting art events over the summer please let us know by sending us an e-mail. We are more than happy to hear about any comments!

Have a great day people/

Photographs by Konsthopp

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BERGHS´ EXHIBITION´11

Student exhibition: 26th – 29th of May 2011, Berghs´and Galleri Kontrast (Stockholm)

Most people love the spring. The birds are singing, flowers are blooming and people tend to be more happy. And the happiest among them all are probably the newly graduated.

Today is the final day at the Berghs´ exhibition 2011. This year 34 new communication and design projects are presented, created by 151 courageous graduating students.

Here are some of our favorites projects from the exhibition.

By Gidon Tannenbaum

By photographer Julia Bejerot Winkler

 “ARV:SHOES”

By photographer Mikaela Westerholm

“Team Finland Hollywood Rescue”

A mission by Nathalie Neiman, Fredrik Glimskär, Luca Deasti, Marcus Cederqvist, Joesfine Berglund, Thomasine Stiernswärd and Daniel Åhlman

Photographs by Konsthopp

Berghs School of Communication is located in the heart Stockholm´s city centre. The school combine all major commercial communication disciplines under one roof, offering a wide programs in advertising, design, PR, interactive communications, event marketing, computer games and photography.

Graduating students and springlovers,

Congratulation!

You can see more photos from the exhibition here.

Date: 26th  –  29th of May 2011

Place: Berghs School of Communication, Sveavägen 34, Stockholm

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KONSTFACK DEGREE EXHIBITION (PART II)

On-going: 19th – 29th of May 2011, Konstfack (Stockholm)

They say time flies when you´re having fun. It´s hard to find more appropriate phrase to express the feeling at the Konstfack degree exhibition. We could spend days there.

Let´s have a look at more of our favorite work from this year´s exhibition.

“Intangible Embrace” by Sofia Ericsson

A glove by Yi Shen

“Den ondas blommor” by Kajsa Pil Christensen

By Yasar Aydin

By Jonas Wallinder

“Kaos och Ordning” by Sanne Rosenqvist

Photographs by Konsthopp

Don´t waste your time, the exhibition is on-going until 29th May!

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