Flavor of the month: Watershed
After a long and “oh-so-wanted” summer break — witch passed by “oh-so-amazingly-fast” — I can finally welcome my favorite season. The fall.
Although it´s sunny and over 20 °C outside my window (it doesn´t get any warmer here in Iceland) — all I can think about is misty days, multicolored leaves and my new umbrella.
Photos taken from google and pinterest
Watershed, a turning point or — a milestone are typical for this time of the year. Exciting assignments are coming up. Accordingly — the editors of Konsthopp are back to school, trying new exciting education. And I will finally move to my own “oh-so-wanted” apartment, with my “oh-so-fat” newborn.
Despite days loading work and other ethical obligations (e.g; changing diapers and doing boring housework!) — Konsthopp will try to keep on track, reporting live from the Nordic alternative art scene!
Happy fall everyone!
Vernissage: 22nd of June 2012, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art (Copenhagen)
Every summer, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art invites artists to curate an exhibition with a focus on the latest tendencies in contemporary art. This year the art group A Kassen, curates the show and present their own view of interesting art right now, inviting 12 Danish and International artists to take part in the exhibition. The title of the show, Life Clock, is taken from one of the works by French artist Bertrand Planes. The piece consist of a clock that does not record time as normally — in hours and minutes — but instead counts years and age approximated from the average lifespan of a Frenchman. The clock is adjusted so that it’s 54.800 times slower than a normal clock and keeps time with the artists’ actual age. With this simple gesture, Bertrand Planes changes our perception of time from anonymous, collective and perhaps meaningless — to an image of personal vanity and a reminder of the transience of life.
One of Konsthopp’s good friend in Copenhagen, Amir Zainorin, was present at the opening night and took some shots. Enjoy!
Photographs by Amir Zainorin
Date: 23rd of June – 12th of August 2012
Artists: Honey Biba Beckerlee (DK), Julius Von Bismarck (DE) and Julian Charriere (FR/CH), Torben Christensen (DK), Cyprien Gaillard (FR), Robin Gommel (DE), Anna Molska (PL), Simon Dybbroe Møller (DK), Bertrand Planes (FR), Att Poomtangon (TH), Wilfredo Prieto (CU), Troels Sandegaard and Ebbe Stub Wittrup (DK), From The Confected Video Archive of Kling & Bang Gallerí: Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Loji Höskuldsson and Úlfur Grönvold (IS).
Curator: A Kassen art group
Place: Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Oslo Plats 1, Copenhagen
Filed under Amir Zainorin, Art, Art stroll, Collage/Clip Art, Copenhagen, Group exhibit, Guest blog, Konsthopp, Photography, Sculptures, Visual Art, Workshop visit
Blog discovery: Artemapathy (U.S.A.)
Like most artists; Sara Harvey have to create in order to stay sane. Although — she is not always sure it helps.
While Sara is not busy creating something; she is either — pinning or — blogging about things that inspire her as an artist and person.
And we are inspired too …
Photographs taken from artempathy.tumblr.com
Sara Harvey descibe herself as a designer by day and a super hero, zombie hunter, illustrator, painter, screen printer, plush maker by night.
She designs under the label Multiple Personality For those who wants to know more about this chameleon; we encourage you to check out her etsy store.
Keep up the great blog, Sara!
Graphic designer: Regína María Rourke (Iceland)
Over a cup of coffee in Reykjavik last winter — my friend told me about her artist friend in New York. My friend´s friend — Regína María Rourke — is in fact an amazingly talented graphic designer. She re-appropriates both original and found images, re-balances and restructures it into a totally new artwork.
Photograohs belong to Regína María Rourke
Actually, I don´t know anything about the artist but her stunning artwork where catchy enough to caught my attention and make me more curious about her.
Happy Monday everyone!
Artist: Regína María Rourke
Place: New York
Net stroll: 15th of May 2012, Laura Redburn (U.K.)
I have heard that collage/clip art is trending heavily right now. So on my daily net stroll — I ran across these surreal and spellbinding artworks by Cardboard Cities a.k.a. Laura Redburn.
Photographs taken from Laura Redburn website
Laura Redburn is a collage and mixed media artist from Wales. She is known for mixing found imagery from vintage magazines and forgotten illustration books. Texture and color work together to construct a powerful visual statement through mixed media form.
Redburn aims to create snapshots from dreams and other worlds, leaving the viewer to reflect upon their own creativity and knowledge.
Closed: 21st of April – 6th of May 2012, Hafnarhúsið (Reykjavik)
Students from the departments of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, exhibited their graduate projects at Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús, earlier this month. The exhibition is usually impressive and this year was no exception.
Let the pictures speak for themselves.
Photographs by Konsthopp
Washing machine, washing the Icelandic flag ; super-sized swing ; cloud machine ; gramophone (Jónófón) in new costume — the imagination was prevailing at every turn at Hafnarhúsið and wholly without any borders.
Date: 21st of April – 6th of April 2012
Artists: Graduation students from Fine Arts, Design and Architecture Department
Place: Hafnarhúsið, Tryggvagötu 27, Reykjavik
Filed under Art, Design, Digital Art, Drawings, Fashion, Group exhibit, Installation, Konsthopp, Paintings, Photography, Political Art, Reykjavík, Uncategorized, Video Art, Visual Art, Young Art
Net stroll: 4th of April 2012, Hvass & Hannibal (Denmark)
Hvass & Hannibal is a Copenhagen based multi-disciplinary arts and design studio founded in 2006 by Nan Na Hvass and Sofie Hannibal. Their work is highly imaginative as it creates alternate environments featuring multitudes of patterns paired with geometric shapes, colorful forms and enchanting creatures.
In 2010, the design duo were invited to visit LAFA, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts — one of the top art academies in China. These colorful and resourceful work are the result of their one-week workshop with 80 undergraduate students from the school.
Photographs are taken from Hvass & Hannibal website
The dynamic duo designed an event — based on the concept of the meal. Or as they have described:
” … Considering the cultural diversity in table setting and culinary traditions, we felt that the meal as a theme could serve as a huge resource of visual inspiration: Anywhere in the world, visual presentation of food is an important part of serving a meal – both with regards to the food itself but also to the decoration of the table. We asked the students to let go of convention and imagine what a meal can be. So the assignment was to create a plate of food made out of only paper. The result was a huge paper dinner feast at a table with seats for all 80. A banquet meant to mimic the symbolic meals we know from milestones in life and in history …”
Read the full description here!
Although their roots are in illustration, Hvass & Hannibal does not only creates illustrations and graphics. They absorb in assorted mediums; ranging from three-dimensional work, interior and set design — to intricate artworks made up of varied materials.
I encourage all of you to dig deeper into the hidden secret world of these creative souls!