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FAREWELL EDEN

Vernissage: 25th of August 2011, Christian Larsen (Stockholm)

“Farewell Eden” — the highlight of an overall great “opening” night.

In this exhibition the artist, Christian-Pontus Andersson, draws attention to himself and those he hold most deeply to his heart — his mother, father, former boyfriends — in companion with ravens, swans and lambs.

In my attempt to describe the “message” behind the exhibition more carefully, I have decided to lean on Sara Skoglund’s words:

We are reminded that everything we encounter is a fictitious alias — the sculptures are doll-like, the animals are lifeless fragments of lives that are no longer; the cold harsh surface of the metal instruments is in stark contrast and makes itself felt. Suddenly the weight being carried on the shoulders is embraced. Suddenly safety appears as an illusion. Suddenly, we see what it really is.

Leaving Gravity/ Christian-Pontus Andersson (2011)

Mother and Father (We are waiting till it has passed) / Christian-Pontus Larssen (2011)

The Lambs Lullaby, (There were two infants seeking solice in each other) / Christian-Pontus Andersson (2011)

Photographs by Konsthopp

Christian-Pontus Andersson is known for his outstanding sculptural work and his creation of a new dynamic perspectives on sculpture as an artistic medium. The artist was born in 1977 and graduated from the ceramics and glass department of Konstfack. He has exhibited at the National museum in Stockholm and has participated in group exhibitions in Tokyo, München and Milan.

The story says that Andersson hesitated between studying plastic surgery or becoming an artist — ending up being one of the most notable Swedish sculptor of his generation.

Date: 25th of August – 2nd of October 2011

Artist: Christian-Pontus Andersson

Place: Christian Larsen, Hudiksvallsgatan 8, 1st floor,  Stockholm

Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday, 12.00 – 18.00 ; Saturday – Sunday, 12.00 – 16.00

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“TRY IT OUT”

Artist talk: Sanne Rosenqvist (Denmark)

Sanne Rosenqvist is one of the reason we’ve changed our attentiveness to ceramic art. Her intimate installations drew our attention instantly at the Konstfack Degree exhibition and we wanted to learn more about this talented artist.

“I dont know if I have found my own style yet but when I work with ceramics my focus is on concepts and how to communicate through form. My ceramic work is quite minimalistic…. I like to keep a certain immediacy and rawness in my work and humor is very important to me”.

Through our latest “artist talk” we’ve not only learned how Sanne works with her ceramics but we’ve also learned that she comes from Denmark, she has always been fascinated by fine art and if she would be another artist for a day, it would be Björk.

Learn more about Sanne and see photographs of her work by reading the whole interview here.

Photograph by Konsthopp

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“TEAR DOWN”

On-going: 3rd – 19th of June 2011, Kulturhuset (Stockholm)

Windows of the soul? Or just a great exhibition space?

Photographs by Konsthopp

The windows of Kulturhuset are the exhibition space for this work, presented by Konstfack’s first year Bachelor students. The exhibition includes 12 individual works that express a common desire to explore textiles in an innovative way.

 Trying and searching within material, identity and beliefs. They repeat, tear down and build up.

Together with the art you can also catch some pretty stunning view of Sergel torg, one of the busiest meeting-poinst in Stockholm.

Date: 3rd – 19th of June 2011

Artists: Bachelor students in Textile from Konstfack

Place: Kulturhuset, 3rd floor, Sergels torg, Stockholm

Opening hours: Further information about this exhibition and other exhibitions at Kulturehuset can be found here.

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“I FORGET. I DO SEEM TO FORGET”

Artist talk: Yi Shen (China)

A glove by Yi Shen

Photograph by Konsthopp

People tend to be divided when it comes to art. Especially when it comes to the discussion of the concept. The meaning of the word.  — Art — Arte — Konst — Kunst — List — 藝術

Frank Zappa (1940-1993) once said; “Art is making something out of nothing and selling it”. Most artists we know today might not agree with the world famous icon.

In our “artist talk” we have had different views about the concept as well. One pointed out that; art is nature, another that; art is transformer; art is a bitch and art is important. Our latest participant surprisingly thinks that; art is useless.

Yi Shen is a talented newly graduated jewelry designer and our candidate of this week “artist talk”. Konsthopp spotted her out at the Konstfack Degree Exhibition 2011 were she exhibit an eye catching collection “Ourselves Beside Me.”

You can read the full interview with Yi Shen here.

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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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KONSTFACK DEGREE EXHIBITION

Vernissage: 19th of May 2011, Konstfack (Stockholm)

“Hälsningar från Svergie” by Sepidar Hosseini

There is always something special about graduation exhibitions. Cheerful and snappy dressed students, proud to present their final work after years of education. The tingling atmosphere is filled with new trends, new ideas, – and new perspectives. You may realize in one way or another, that these are the artists of the future. And it’s hard not to be touched by the happiness you see in the artists faces on this important day of their lives.

These works were among some of our favorites at Konstfack degree exhibition this year.

“Pixtel Shapes” by Sara Reinholtz

A blouse by Hanna Frostell

A work by Carolin Mueller

An installation by Victoria da Cruz

Photographs by Konsthopp

It’s not really necessary to introduce Konstfack. Konstfack is the largest university college of arts, crafts and design in Sweden and is well recognized and widely respected within the art world.

Congratulation everyone!

For those who weren´t there, you still have a chance until 29th of May to check out the exhibition. If not, you can always look at our album on facebook.

Date: 19th – 29th of May 2011

Artists: B.A and M.A. students

Place: Konstfack, LM Ericssons väg 14, Stockholm

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ARTIST BOOKS

Vernissage: 26th of April 2011, Grafiska Sällskapet (Stockholm)

“Artist books” is a group exhibition by students (master year one) at Konstfack and is located at a gallery that is run by Grafiska Sällskapet.

Konsthopp passed by the opening on Tuesday afternoon were the energy was vibrant and the place crowded.

At the same gallery there is also another exhibition going on by Cathrine Johansson, which is running until the 4th of May. Konsthopp has a soft spot for her work so if you are wandering around Slussen we highly recommend you to take a side turn from Götgatan and check out both of these exhibitions.

Photographs by Konsthopp

Artist: Various

Date: 26th of April – 3rd of May 2011

Place: Grafiska Sällskapet, Hornsgatan 6, Stockholm

Opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 12.00 – 18.00 ; Friday – Sunday, 12.00 – 16.00


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