september 12 - september 30
–––– Uncommon element
Vernissage lördag 12 september kl 11–16
Invigning kl. 12.00 av Anders Ljungberg, professor i konsthantverk med inriktning på smyckekonst och corpus vid Konstfack.
Tobias Birgersson, Rebekah Frank, Sophie Hanagarth och Nils Hint är fyra internationella konsthantverkare som arbetar med järn och stål. I sin grupputställning kommer de uppmärksamma och visa på järnet och stålets kapacitet som ett plastiskt material samt rucka på den gängse uppfattningen att det endast kan användas till mekaniska konstruktioner eller traditionellt järnsmide.
Iron could be characterized by its outstanding functionality; it is surrounding us nearly everywhere we go. It is quietly serving its task to hold still, to tension, to move, to support in countless objects from household items to cars, buildings and space stations. It is something most common yet unusual, if you tend to see it outside from the environment and functionality known for it. It has its own story that says much more if we only listen.
Tobias Birgersson is an Objectmaker. He works as an free Artist with Arts and Craft, Design and Art. He has been working with teaching at University level since 2007 for Konstfack, Ädellab and as an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer for The University of Gothenburg, HDK, since 2016. He is a founding member of LOD Gallery and Atelier in Stockholm as well as Kungsholmens Täljargille. Tobias Birgersson have a Master of Fine Arts, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm and his work is included at the collections at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.
Rebekah Frank’s jewelry is an exploration of line and space. She uses basic materials: steel chain and short lengths of steel wire. Rebekah Frank received a Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry/Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2012 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jewelry/Metalsmithing from Texas State University in 2010. Her studio practice is based in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA, and she exhibits, lectures, and teaches workshops all over the world.
Sophie Hanagarth lives and works in Paris and teach at the jewelrystudio HEAR (High School of Arts of the Rhine) in Strasbourg since 2002. She graduated from the High School of Applied Arts in Geneva in 1995. Sophie Hanagarth creates an ambiguous object directory (ornaments), where the shaping of materials and their relation to the body create a nature-related questions jewelery as an attribute. Her works are included at the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Nils Hint is a freelance artist and associate professor in Jewellery and Blacksmithing department in Estonian Academy of Arts. He works with iron and blacksmithing and as an artist and teacher. His work as an artist covers the mediums from contemporary jewellery and object making to installation and sculpture. His work is represented at the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallin.