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16/02/2016

Selected 4 SCHMUCK 2016 : Josephine Winther

Classé dans : Danemark (DK),DECOUVERTE,Josephine WINTHER (DK),SCHMUCK (DE) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:08

Josephine Winther

Head of Accessory Design School Kolding , DK

Congrats to all the artists who made the SCHMUCK 2016 list, on show at the Handwerksmesse  during #munichjewelleryweek  24/02–1/03/2016

Toujours des « petites choses », très légères, très aériennes, très poétiques, toujours accrochées, « pendant(e)s » …. avec toute une recherche « de sens » -basée sur les sens justement- qui leur donne néanmoins une présence certaine …….

Josephine Winther  Containment   Here the concept of containment means to enclose and to internalize, both in the physical sense but also as a conceptual idea of a space.: Josephine Winther – Containment – 2011 
« Here the concept of containment means to enclose and to internalize, both in the physical sense but also as a conceptual idea of a space.  The inspiration for the jewellery came from a girl I know. She was adopted from India at the age of seven and, in the first period after her arrival in Denmark, she would only wear clothes with pockets in them.  I found it thought-provoking that she should display her need for a personal space,a personal container,in this way and was intriqued by the fact that pockets could, to some extent, provide a solution for this need.  This led me to consider whether a need exists for a personal space which can be worn or carried on the body and whether this space can function as a mental refuge/sanctuary.
The jewellery contains a space* designed to be a “path” to (inner) calm and tranquillity – a space for meditation.
* space, enclosed space/compartment/chamber » Josephine Winther  Containment    Josephine Winther  Containment

josephine Winther (DK) - April 2014 - "Alula" - 4 pieces at Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2014 by Josephine Winther -  photographer Dorte Krogh: Josephine Winther  – April 2014 – « Alula » – bronze – 4 pieces at Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2014 -  photo Dorte Krogh: From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery.  --Josephine Winther Necklaces: Ding, 2011 45 bells, bronze, silver, gold, copper, porcelain, amber, agate: Josephine Winther Necklaces: Ding, 2011 – 45 bells, bronze, silver, gold, copper, porcelain, amber, agate (« From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery » exhibition 2015)

Josephine Winther - "ding" 2011 -  Bell necklaces in various metal alloys. Photographer Jeppe Gudmundsen Danish Crafts Collection 15: Josephine Winther – « ding » 2011 -  Bell necklaces in various metal alloys. Photographer Jeppe Gudmundsen

Josephine Winther, resonans  2011Josephine Winther, resonans  2011
  »Being touched by something is generating emotions, and these emotions are really a mixture of thoughts, bodily sensations and feelings. So the senses are part of emotions and sound is a very profound sensation as sound waves are felt different places in the body and they do generate sensations around the body if we pay attention to them.
I have tried to let a group of people listen carefully to the same sound an A from a tuning fork, and from that sound imagine, fell and construct a 3D figure in clay.  Each person was given the same amount of clay (2.4 gr)
Each 3D figure was then dipped in wax and cast in bronze, and the outcome was 51 sound objects/bells.
So the sound of a tuning fork was passed through the sense of hearing, through the imagination and onto the sense of touchingIn a way each person touched a sound while creating one, and later each person was happy to listen to their sound object/bell sound. I am not sure if they were touched by the sound, but I was touched by the experience of handing the sound back to each person.  And eventhough they all come from the same sound and process none of them sounds alike.« 

Josephine Winther - Rubyfruits from Jewellerybox - Smykkeskrinet.  Photographer: Dorthe Krogh: Josephine Winther – Rubyfruits from Jewellerybox – Smykkeskrinet.  Photographer: Dorthe Krogh

 

Josephine Winther trained as a goldsmith in 1988-92 she later continued her studies at the Danish College for Jewellery and Silversmithing, graduating in 1999. In 2010 she took a master’s degree in Jewellery at the Royal College of Art in London. The Danish Arts Foundation and Design museum Denmark have purchased her works. And her work is in the Royal College of Art collection of Jewellery and Hollowware. (DanishCrafts)

15/02/2016

Selected 4 SCHMUCK 2016 : Marie-Louise Kristensen

Classé dans : Danemark (DK),DECOUVERTE,Marie-Louise KRISTENSEN (DK),SCHMUCK (DE) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:21

 … Have a seat with Marie-Louise Kristensen  

Congrats to all the artists who made the SCHMUCK 2016 list, on show at the Handwerksmesse  during #munichjewelleryweek  24/02–1/03/2016

Skt. Loye Prisen 2012 MARIE LOUISE KRISTENSEN-DK: Marie-Louise Kristensen 2012

« cultural heritage under a magnifying glass » (about) – « Marie-Louise Kristensen has  been inspired by everyday objects. With an ironic subtitle …. most of  Danmark’s visitors will recognise from the streets of Copenhagen. » –

She is said to be a « storyteller » : « It’s not at all important to me that everyone gets the story right. Making storytelling jewelry is, for me, not telling a story one to one. It’s more like a three-dimensional puzzle where I can work in different layers, on different platforms, using the scale, the materials, the placement, the jewelry tradition, symbols, the title, and with a lot of work and a touch of magic, it all adds up into a finished piece. And then, the viewer might feel a connection, maybe sense the layers of complexity, and maybe feel entertained or amused.  » (AJF interview)

Marie-Louise Kristensen - Brooch Marie-Louise Kristensen - Brooch « CPH park bench » 2011 – brass, wood

Marie-Louise Kristensen - BroochMarie-Louise Kristensen - Brooch « a chair ? Y ? » 2012 – wood, plated brass, thread

Marie-Louise Kristensen - "coffee chain" - 2012 brooch - gold, silver, wood: Marie-Louise Kristensen - « coffee chain » – 2012 brooch – gold, silver, wood

Marie-Louise Kristensen - Brooch 2012 - part of an antique Chinese bracelet - silver, wood, leather, porcelainMarie-Louise Kristensen – Brooch 2012 – part of an antique Chinese bracelet – silver, wood, leather, porcelain

  …… or her silhouettes brooches, that make me so laugh ?!! it’s SO « that’s it !!! »

Marie-Louise Kristensen - from "Bangko[k]ilection" 2013 serie - "From Russia with love" brooch - 2013 silver, enamel: Marie-Louise Kristensen – from « Bangko[k]ilection » 2013 serie – « From Russia with love » brooch – 2013 silver, enamel

Marie-Louise Kristensen - from "Bangko[k]ilection" 2013 serie - "Frau von Vielfub" 2013 brooch - silver, enamel: Marie-Louise Kristensen – from « Bangko[k]ilection » 2013 serie – « Frau von Vielfub » 2013 brooch – silver, enamel

and the BEST one for the end !

Marie-Louise Kristensen - from "Bangko[k]ilection" 2013 serie -  "Finest quality" 2013 brooch silver, enamel: Marie-Louise Kristensen – from « Bangko[k]ilection » 2013 serie -  « Finest quality » 2013 brooch silver, enamel

 

05/07/2013

EXPO ‘Annette Dam: More or Less’ – Goldfingers, Copenhagen (DK) – 29 Juin-31 Aout 2013

« Annette Dam: More or Less«   -  Goldfingers  (Copenhagen, Denmark)

"Annette Dam: More or Less"  -  Goldfingers  (Copenhagen, Denmark)  29-Jun-2013 - 31-Aug-2013    website: www.goldfingers.dk  mail: mail@goldfingers.dk(Annette Dam brooches  « More or Less » 2013 Gold plated silver, enamel, sash ribbon, steel)

An exhibition about precious gems, daisy brooches and copying
A big, raw diamond that looks more like a piece of dirty salt, rather than an expensive gem. A flat ring made of gold, with a hole in it, where the diamond should sit. Jewelry artist Annette Dam, who last year was formally recognized for her imaginative talents with the Saint Loye Award, completely defies the conventional wisdom of VALUE in her new exhibition More or Less.
The exhibition consists of several jewelry series, each with their own title and peculiar approach, such as the above mentioned diamond ring.  Another group of pieces plays on the famous daisy brooch series by renowned jeweler Georg Jensen, seeking to explore the gray zone between fertile sources of inspiration, and generic replicas. In other words, perfection, reproduction and convention of tastes, are subject to debate, as reflected by Annette Dam’s choice of title, turning architect Mies van der Rohe’s mantra upside down: Less is More or More or Less?
It all depends on the eye of the beholder. Here, the artist challenges her audience to contemplate upon the individual pieces, to trace their process from the original idea to the jewelry to which they evolved. Clues tell the story about tradition, material status, and value. All the pieces at the exhibition encapsulate process and reflection, joined by gestalt, mounted on large mood boards, demonstrating an artist who comments, nuances upon, and ironizes over the concept of “jewelry”.
After all, what is best, most precious and aesthetically beautiful?

Further more, Annette Dam also exhibits works at the Nordic exhibition From the Coolest Corner and the Biennale of crafts and design 2013 in Rundeaarn, Copenhagen Denmark.

Annette Dam  Ring: More or Less 2013  Pink opal, gold 14k  Photo: Dorte KroghAnnette Dam  Ring: More or Less 2013  Pink opal, gold 14k  Photo: Dorte Krogh

Annette Dam - More or less ring

Annette Dam – More or less ring 14k gold

Annette Dam  Necklace: More or Less 2013  Pearls, elastic ribbon  Photo: Dorte KroghAnnette Dam  Necklace: More or Less 2013  Pearls, elastic ribbon  Photo: Dorte Krogh

Annette Dam  Brooch: Misfits 2012  Silver, gold plated silver, pink opal, plastic, paper, lacquer, rose quartz, elastic band, clipsAnnette Dam  Brooch: Misfits 2012  Silver, gold plated silver, pink opal, plastic, paper, lacquer, rose quartz, elastic band, clips

 

Goldfingers 
Klosterstræde 18
1157 – Copenhagen
Denmark
Telephone: (+45) 32173730
website: www.goldfingers.dk
mail: mail@goldfingers.dk

01/07/2013

EXPO ‘KGB’ – Kim Buck Studio, Copenhagen (DK) – 29 Juin-18 Juill. 2013

KGB

Kim Buck Studio  (Copenhagen, Denmark)  29-Jun-2013 – 18-Jul-2013

KGB is an international exhibition created by the three artists, Kim Buck, Tore Svensson and Karin Seufert. The title of the exhibition is a symbolic representation of the cities of the artists: Kim Buck – København (Copenhagen), Tore Svensson – Göteborg, Karin Seufert – Berlin.

KGB    Artists: Kim Buck, Tore Svensson, Karin Seufert  Management: Kim Buck  Place: Kim Buck Studio  (Copenhagen, Denmark)  29-Jun-2013 - 18-Jul-2013    mail: kim@buck.dk

Artists: Kim Buck, Tore Svensson, Karin Seufert

Kim Buck - BroochesKim Buck – *String of Pearls with Gold Clasp* brooches

Karin Seufert - brooches - china, silverKarin Seufert – brooches – china, silver

Tore Svensson - not classic typology of portrait –medaillonsTore Svensson – not classic typology of portrait –medaillons

 

Kim Buck Studio
Rådhusstræde 10
1466 – Copenhagen
Denmark
Telephone: +45 33145707
mail: kim@buck.dk

30/06/2013

EXPO ‘From the Coolest Corner’ – Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen (DK) – 28 Juin-15 Sept. 2013

From the Coolest Corner – Designmuseum Danmark

The touring exhibition ‘From the Coolest Corner – Nordic Jewellery’ comes to Designmuseum Danmark from Oslo and next stop is Helsinki, Tallinn, Gothenburg and Munich. A publication accompanies the exhibition. The opening is June 28, and alongside the opening at Designmuseum Danmark, the Copenhagen Jewelry Triennial is filling the city with exciting jewelry exhibitions.

From the Coolest Corner - Designmuseum Danmark  (Copenhagen, Denmark)  28-Jun-2013 - 15-Sep-2013    website: designmuseum.dk  mail: info@designmuseum.dk  [Kim Buck  Rings: Pumpous 2011]Kim Buck  Rings: Pumpous 2011

A large comprehensive exhibition shows what is happening on the Nordic jewellery scene in 2013. In light of the two successful exhibitions, shown in 1995 and 2001, Designmuseum Danmark has collaborated with Röhsska Museet in Gothenburg, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design and Design Museum Helsinki to create a traveling exhibition that shows a large number of works, all created specifically for this occasion. An international jury has selected all the works and few are hand picked as guests of honour – including Kim Buck from Denmark.

It is not often, that jewellery is what comes to mind, when the citizens of Copenhagen pass by graffiti painted park benches and trash bins in the streets. But in the exhibition ‘From the Coolest Corner – Nordic Jewellery’ at Designmuseum Danmark a park bench and a trash bin is exactly what can be seen as brooches, birch wood trunks have been transformed into rings and metal wire has become pendants.

The exhibition shows selected jewellery from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia and you can expect to see anything but traditional jewellery. The artists have in their own way reflected on and challenged the genre as well as the stereotype ideas of Nordic jewellery. The exhibition questions whether it is still possible to talk about a typical Nordic trend as it has been earlier or if the international orientation nowadays is so strong, that we no longer see any regional characteristics.

A jury has selected 61 artists to participate in the exhibition including five honorary artists. 
Denmark is represented by 7 artists:  Josephine Winther, Thorkild Harboe Thøgersen, Marie-Louise Kristensen, Kaori Juzu, Annette Dam, Julie Bach and the guest of honour Kim Buck.

Kim Buck’s works are characterised by a fond but critical attitude towards the varied creations of the jewellery industry. As in the series Bonsai, this sometimes results in jewellery that cannot be worn but serves instead as objects for contemplation. Bonsai, which is among Buck’s contributions to the exhibition, consists of five blocks of birch wood made into rings.

Where Kim Buck’s work is often inspired by traditional forms of jewellery, Marie-Louise Kristensen has instead been inspired by everyday objects. With an ironic subtitle she has created brooches for the exhibition in shape of for instance a park bench, a trash bin and scaffolding – images that most of Designmuseum Danmark’s visitors will recognise from the streets of Copenhagen.

Kim Buck  Rings: Bonsai 2012  Birch tree  15 cm  Series of five birch trunks ending in a carved ringKim Buck  Rings: Bonsai 2012  Birch tree  15 cm  Series of five birch trunks ending in a carved ring
Annette DamNecklace: Purified 2010Gold plated silver, pearls, coralsAnnette Dam Necklace: Purified 2010Gold plated silver, pearls, corals
 Kaori Juzu...Kaori Juzu

 

Designmuseum Danmark
Bredgade 68
1260 – Copenhagen
Denmark
Telephone: 33 18 56 56
website: designmuseum.dk
mail: info@designmuseum.dk

 

BOOK :

From the Coolest Corner  - From the Coolest Corner  Nordic Jewellery  Liesbeth den Besten, Widar Halén, Love Jönsson, Päivi Ruutiainen, Jorunn Veiteberg  Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2013    Technical data: 248 pages, 23 x 25 cm, 228 colour illustrations. Hardcover with dust jacket    ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-89790-373-9    Price: from 40 €  to order on Amazon

 

From the Coolest Corner  – From the Coolest Corner  Nordic Jewellery  Liesbeth den Besten, Widar Halén, Love Jönsson, Päivi Ruutiainen, Jorunn Veiteberg  Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2013    Technical data: 248 pages, 23 x 25 cm, 228 colour illustrations. Hardcover with dust jacket    ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-89790-373-9    Price: from 40 €

31/05/2013

EXPO ‘From Chaos to Comprehension’ – Danish Arts and Crafts Association, Copenhagen (DK) – 7-30 Juin 2013

The exhibition From Chaos to Comprehension  shows the work of 7 contemporary Jewellery artists from Denmark/Germany, Thailand, the UK, China and Taiwan. All graduated from the MA ‘Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products’ at Birmingham City University, UK in 2011 and 2012. And all experienced the turbulent, but rewarding process, of studying for an MA; which led them from a state of chaos to comprehending their work, its’ prerequisites and processes.

From Chaos to Comprehension opens on Friday June 7th 2013 in the exhibition room of the Danish Arts and Crafts Association in Bredgade 66 in Copenhagen and runs till June 30th.

"FROM CHAOS TO COMPREHENSION", Copenhagen, Denmark.

The jewellers are:  Panjapol KulpapangkornNanna GrønborgFliss Quick Hannah Fewtrell-BoltonEmily Bullock — Xiaohan-Ren — I-Ting Ho.

Curating the exhibition in Copenhagen, Nanna Grnborg formed this collective of fellow artists to exhibit the individual results of their studies. The work shown is the outcome of an ongoing struggle in which chaotic situations in the working process are followed by comprehension, which in turn fosters new questions. All of the artists share the belief that study was an important step and a base for future work. What connects them, is a striving for good solutions to their individual concepts.
The concepts and work are as different as their makers, and they reflect various perspectives on Jewellery in the context of society and personal experience:
Panjapol Kulpapangkorns work is a result of recorded and collected memories sent to him from participants around the world, including film, sound, photographs and found objects. His work evolves around memory as a very personal and individual experience, which we also wear in the mind.
Nanna Gronborg is influenced by the fusion of cultures and the contradictions between the rational and the intuitive. Her work balances this with subtle irony, while relying on theoretical tools like semiotics and the science of perception to reflect on it.   
Fliss Quick works as a narrator conjuring protagonists and their consequent environments or scenarios to build a vocabulary of making to evoke stories.
Hannah Fewtrell- Bolton is very excited by fashion: The way it enables the wearer to express their personality and style every day without ever having to speak a single word fascinates her. She is interested in making a statement and causing a reaction.
Xiaohan-Rens collection is about capturing the vestiges of memory and creating artefacts that allude to moments in time. His sketchbooks are the inspiration behind the jewellery.
Emily Bullock is initially inspired by a location; a country, a city, a house. The jewellery she creates transforms aspects of these locations into 3D representations. Each composition is abstract and personal to how she has interpreted the setting and scenery.
I-Ting Ho focuses on human skin in her work. Skin Secret, the title of her project, is about the ԓid and the ԓego. She researches the use of products and other ways to beautify the skin in order to create a differently perceived identity.
Thereafter From Chaos to Comprehension travels from its first opening at Officinet in Copenhagen to Gallery ATTA in Bangkok, Thailand from August 14th to September 28th 2014.

Emily Bullock  Brooch  Mixed mediaEmily Bullock  Brooch  Mixed media

Nanna Grønborg - brooch - 2012 -  brooch, porcelain, silver, steel, 65 x 70 x 45 mm, photo: Nanna GrønborgNanna Grønborg  – brooch – 2012 -  porcelain, silver, steel

panjapol kulp - 40 - documentary jewellery  from Birmingham,UK to Bangkok, Thailand.  “ Every step has its own story ”Panjapol Kulp – 40 – documentary jewellery  from Birmingham,UK to Bangkok, Thailand.  “ Every step has its own story ”

Hannah  Fewtrell-Bolton  Brooch: MADE ME, Jewellery Is At My Feet, The Show Is Yours 02  Mixed mediaHannah  Fewtrell-Bolton  Brooch: MADE ME, Jewellery Is At My Feet, The Show Is Yours 02  Mixed media

Fliss Quick   NecklaceFliss Quick  Necklace  « wish I’d joined the foreign legion », 2011

Xiaohan Ren - brooch Piece One 2011, wood, pen (found)  ca 130 x 40 mm - United Kingdom, Birmingham Institute of Art and DesignXiaohan Ren – brooch Piece One 2011, wood, pen (found) 

I TING HO - Skin Secret - Brooch I 2012 -  Metal/ Rubber Photo by I-TingI TING HO – Skin Secret – Brooch I 2012 -  Metal/ Rubber Photo by I-Ting

 

The Danish Arts and Crafts Association
Bredgade 66
1260 – Copenhagen
Denmark
website: www.danskekunsthaandvaerkere.dk
mail: info@dkkh.dk

 

06/03/2013

EXPO ‘On ordinary days… KAORI JUZU’ – Goldfingers, Copenhagen (Denmark) – 8 Fevr.-12 Mars 2013

Classé dans : Danemark (DK),Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Goldfingers (DK),Kaori JUZU (JP/DK) — bijoucontemporain @ 12:32

On ordinary days… KAORI JUZU

KAORI_JUZU  Goldfingers  goldfingers.dk

On ordinary days…
I aspire to work simply for the sake of inspiration, before mind starts to eat the joy from inspiration. The making of jewellery is a totally open process where shapes, colours and size meet, interact and affect each other. Hand, metal and enamel are in a constant dialogue. In this intensive process layers of colour are built up until such moment: like the moon gleaming on water – soft lifting, serene, subdued, yet strong enough to have inherited a life as well as a form. No longer me. Not a bad thing on ordinary days.

Kaori Juzu  Brooch: Untitled 2013  Copper, enamel, silver  Photo: Mindgap Kaori Juzu  Brooch: Untitled 2013  Copper, enamel, silver  Photo: Mindgap

Kaori Juzu  Brooch: Untitled 2013  Copper, enamel, silver  Photo: Mindgap Kaori Juzu  Brooch: Untitled 2013  Copper, enamel, silver  Photo: Mindgap

Goldfingers
Klosterstræde 18
1157 – Copenhagen
Denmark
Telephone: (+45) 32173730
website: www.goldfingers.dk
mail: mail@goldfingers.dk

25/01/2013

EXPO ‘BODYPARTy’ – Goldfingers Gallery, Copenhagen (DK) – 10 Janv.-5 Fevr. 2013

BODYPARTy / Katrine Borup

10 jan – 5 feb / Fernisering 9 jan. kl 16-19 / Artist talk 16 jan 16.30 -17.30

BODYPARTy is a jewellery series related to anatomic models – objects that playfully address a likeness to body parts, organs, tissue types, cell structures etc.

It can be characterized as a sort of information project but also as a critique of today’s prevailing concept of the body that is based on information and science. We know EVERYTHING there is to know about what is healthy and unhealthy for us. We are bombarded with self-help books, articles in women’s magazines and information campaigns. Control and restraint are in vogue; pleasure and indulgence are considered signs of weakness.
All the jewellery is made of balloons. This choice is not least based on a desire to strike a contrast to the rational mindset – balloons are associated with celebrations and happy occasions, childish innocence; they hold immediate appeal and are very physical ….they make us want to reach out and touch. In the project, some of the most prominent balloon characteristics, such as their inflatability, have been used as a comment on to the body-related theme.
The project also plays with the concepts of applied art, crafts, art and design, in part by virtue of the functional quality of some of the pieces – although the function does border on the absurd.
The jewellery in the BODYPARTy series consists of deliberately contradictory, almost inconsistent objects, at once playful and serious, appealing and unappealing, intellectual and sensuous. At once cause and effect or disease, cure and prevention in an often confounding mix.
“The fact is that we all have a risk of dying of all sorts of things. And the risk of dying is 100 percent.”
John Brodersen, associate professor in the Department of Public Health, the University of Copenhagen

 

EXPO 'BODYPARTy' - Goldfingers Gallery, Copenhagen (DK) - 10 Janv.-5 Fevr. 2013 dans Danemark (DK) 7_om_ugen....web
7_om_ugen...n_ja_mske_lidt_ dans Exposition/Exhibition

Katrine Borup Piece: 7 units a week … well, maybe just a drop more … /red wine flask 2013

Wine-coloured mouths of balloons, two complete balloons, corks, red leather string, silver
My worst visions of a stomach suffering the effects of too much red wine – spongy and full of holes. Two complete balloons have been inserted into the stomach to mark the transitions to, respectively, the oesophagus and the intestines, and the size and shape of the stomach is approximately correct. This piece of jewellery is worn on the body like a waist pack, so that the container is located on top of the actual stomach on the left side of the body, directly underneath the ribs. The wearer can fill the two balloons with a liquid according to preference (and conscience).  The red X on the back acts as a ‘NO’ mark.

discokollaps_web dans Gal. Goldfingers (DK)
Katrine BorupPiece: Disco Collapse/posture-correcting back jewellery 2013
Balloon ends from long, thin neutral-colour balloon animal balloons
The human spine consists of 24 vertebrae, the os sacrum and the coccyx. In between the vertebrae (7 cervical (neck) vertebrae, 12 thoracic (middle back) vertebrae and 5 lumbar (lower back) vertebrae) there are a total of 23 elastic discs, made of cartilage, which serve as buffers to prevent the shock of body movements from affecting the brain. Over time, the discs are worn, and in the Western world especially, many people suffer from back problems; a prolapsed disc is a common diagnosis. Too much sedentary work is one of the explanations, and the solution – both the prevention and the cure – is physical activity and posture-correcting and muscle-strengthening back training.

Disco Collapse consists of 23 balloon discs that can be assembled to form 4 small (disco) balls (which also bear some resemblance to massage balls), which in turn can be combined in pairs to form “dumbbells”. The piece can take on a wide variety of shapes, from the completely collapsed to the carefully assembled. The 23 balloon discs vary in size like the discs of the spine, and the assembly of the balloon snippets plays on the fact that a prolapsed disc is a bulge on a disc that occurs as the soft centre of the disc pushes through the tough connective tissue that surrounds the disc. The balloon discs consist of nothing but bulges. The mouth of a balloon has been integrated to reflect a dream of simply being able to fix a prolapsed buffer by re-inflating it.

drowning_by_enumbers_1 dans Katrine BORUP (DK)
 Katrine Borup -  Piece: Drowning by E-numbers 2013
Balloon ends from long, thin balloon animal balloons, thread
A section of my beautifully colour-enhanced small intestine enlarged ten times.
This piece of jewellery resembles the shape and appearance of the small intestine – a section of human small intestine enlarged ten times. The inside of the small intestine is covered in intestinal villi: millimetre-sized folds that increase the surface area of the small intestine and thus the absorption of nutrients considerably. Drowning by E-numbers is a wide belt or tube that one pulls up around one’s body (or down – depending on one’s build) – a balloon corset. Drowning by E-numbers maintains the same diameter throughout the length of the tube, so unlike a normal corset it will fit loosely around the waist and tend to fold up, turning the ”villi-lined” interior inside-out. In this state, the piece almost resembles a bathing ring or life ring. Others might be reminded of a “belly tyre”. While the corset is associated with CONTROL, the tyre is a sign of the opposite. The title refers to food colouring and plays with the idea that it takes knowledge and information to eat right. Anyone taking on that challenge might soon find themselves drowning in the vast ocean of often contradictory information on the topic.

 
Goldfingers
Klosterstræde 18
1157 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Tlf (+45) 32173730
mail@goldfingers.dk

http://www.goldfingers.dk/dk/page/bodyparty–katrine-borup

08/01/2013

EXPO ‘FROM THE COOLEST CORNER’ – National Museum of Art, Architecture & Design, Oslo (Norway) – 19 janv.-21 Avril 2013

FROM THE COOLEST CORNER - Nordic Jewellery

from the coolest corner

From the Coolest Corner – Nordic Jewellery presents groundbreaking and fresh jewellery from Northern Europe, a comprehensive selection of current works by artists from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Baltic States. The best and most innovative Scandinavian art jewellery is presented, assessing its possibilities and potential at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
The project presented in this publication, culminating in a symposium and a travelling exhibition, challenges stereotypical notions of northern European art jewellery. Do the typical Nordic trends of the nineteen-nineties still apply today? Indeed are there currently any general trends at all in Scandinavian design? Or has the orientation towards international design become so dominant that there are no longer any regional characteristics?
Renowned experts have made a selection of representative works, as a basis for researching the role of northern European jewellery in the context of international art.

With 160 works by artists from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Baltic States, this publication considers the significance, strategies and trends of Nordic jewellery art in the early twenty-first century. Expert authors present the backgrounds, developments and characteristics of the contemporary jewellery.

Authors| jury: Liesbeth den Besten (NL) – Widar Halén (NO) – Love Jönsson (SE) – Päivi Ruutiainen (FI) – Jorunn Veiteberg (DK/NO)

Helga Ragnhildur MogensenHelga Ragnhildur Mogensen, Island, neck piece The Red Thread, 2010, driftwood, thread, sterling silver

Exhibition(s)  at
* The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway 19.1. to 21. 4. 2013,
afterwards at the
* Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen // The Danish Design Museum, Copenhagen, DK
* the Design Museum, Helsinki // The Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland (nov. 2013-Jan 2014)
* The Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia
* the Röhsska Museum of fashion, design & decorative arts, Gothenburg , Sweden
* at Galerie Handwerk, Munich, March 2015 // Galerie Handwerk , München, Germany during ‘Schmuck’ 2015

Further information: www.coolestcorner.no

Touring plan

EXHIBITION

Includes a parallel program with 15 exhibitions and events all over Oslo in the winter of 2013
Oslo (NO)
Copenhagen (DK)
Helsinki (FI)
Tallinn (EE)
Gothenburg
Munich
19 January – 21 April 2013
28 June – 15 September 2013
29 November 2013 – 12 January 2014
7 March – 11 May 2014
31 May – 21 September 2014
March 2015

19th January -  21st April 2013:
Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design, Oslo, Norway – Kunstindustrimuseet
www.nasjonalmuseet.no13.06. – 15.09.13:
Designmuseum Danmark, København in Danmark
designmuseum.dk10th October – November 2013:
Design Museum in Helsinki, Helsinki in Finland
www.designmuseum.fiJanuary to April 2014:
Röhsska museet, Göteborg in Sweden
www.designmuseum.seMarch 2015
Galerie Handwerk, München in Germany during „Schmuck“

 

Participants: 

The following 61 artists have been invited to participate in the exhibition:
Denmark: Annette DamMarie-Louise KristensenKaori Juzu - Josephine Winther – Julie Bach – Thorkild Thøgersen
Finland: Ami Avellán – Aino Favén – Clarice Finell – Janne Hirvonen – Sirja Knaapi – Mervi Kurvinen – Mirja Marsch – Anna RikkinenJanna Syvänoja – Monica Wickström
Iceland: Hulda B. Ágústsdóttir – Ástþór & Kjartan for Orr – Hildur Ýr Jónsdóttir – Helga Ragnhildur Mogensen
Norway: Liv BlåvarpSigurd Bronger – Linnea Calder – Lillan Eliassen – Elise Hatlø – Anne Léger – Anna Talbot – Gunnhild Tjåland
Sweden: Tobias AlmBeatrice BroviaNicolas Cheng – Åsa Elmstam – Daniela Hedman – Hanna Hedman – Karin Johansson – Jenny Klemming – Agnieszka KnapAgnes Larsson – Kajsa Lindberg – Paula LindblomÅsa LocknerMärta Mattsson – Lena Olson – Lina PetersonAnnika Pettersson – Margareth Sandström – Sanna SvedestedtAnna Unsgaard – Peter de Wit - Sara Borgegård Älgå – Annika Åkerfelt
Estonia: Julia Maria KünnapMaarja Niimagi – Kristi Paap – Anna-Marie Saar – Tanel Veenre

Guests of Honour :
The jury decided to invite jewellers who had and are still having a great impact on the artistic development of the jewellery scene in their country :
Denmark: Kim Buck  //  Finland: Helena Lehtinen  //  Norway: Konrad Mehus   //  Sweden: Tore Svendson // Estonia: Kadri Mälk

Anna Talbot (NO), necklace Oh My Deer, 2011 (expo "from the coolest corner" Anna Talbot (NO), necklace Oh My Deer, 2011

Kim Buck (DK)_Bonsai I-V_2012 ringer Kim Buck (DK) – « Bonsai I-V » 2012 ringer

Designmuseum Danmark - FROM THE COOLEST CORNER - "Pumpous" 2011 by Kim Buck « Pumpous » 2011 by Kim Buck

Konrad Mehus (NO)_Birds nest_2003 Konrad Mehus (NO) – Birds nest – 2003

"untitled" Janna Syvänoja, Finland.  Shown at the exhibition at the National Museum.  http://www.coolestcorner.no/ Janna Syvänoja, Finland – « untitled »

Every Road Is Just Another Way Home by Lillan Eliassen, Norway. Lillan Eliassen, Norway – « Every Road Is Just Another Way Home »

Tore Svensson - not classic typology of portrait –medaillons Tore Svensson – not classic typology of portrait –medaillon/brooch

Elise Hatlø -   Grandma sings the bluesElise Hatlø -   Grandma sings the blues Agnieszka Knap (SWE) "anatomy_of_fear" 2011_enameloncopper_Agnieszka Knap (SWE) « anatomy of fear » 2011 enamel on copper Feet from the Ground Series by Daniela Hedman. Daniela HedmanFeet from the Ground Series


Helena Lehtinen (FIN)_Gardens_2012 halskjede

Helena Lehtinen (FIN)  – Gardens – 2012 halskjede

Hedmann Hanna (SWE) "While_they_await_extinction"  (Spheniscus magellanicus) halskjede 2011

Hanna Hedmann (SWE) – « While_they_await_extinction »  (Spheniscus magellanicus) halskjede 2011

Julia Maeia Kunnap (Est.) "from the middle of a dream" brooch 2010 Julia Maria Kunnap (Est.) « from the middle of a dream » brooch 2010

Sigurd Bronger -Norway, Fan Brooch, 2009, gold-plated brass, steel, enamel paint, 80 x 25 mm Sigurd Bronger -Norway, Fan Brooch, 2009, gold-plated brass, steel, enamel paint

‘Breaking the Ice’ symposium with theorists, artists and representatives of galleries, museums and other establishments, on the subject of the present and future of jewellery art, to be held in January 2013 in Oslo/Norway.

 

There will be a wide range of jewellery events taking place in various locations in Oslo in January 2013. We are working with the following galleries:

  • Galleri Expo Arte – young graduate jewellery students from abroad
  • Galleri Format Oslo – Jewellery from The Netherlands and New Zealand
  • RAM galleri – Camilla Luihn ‘The cloud, the wave and the koi remix’
  • Kunsthåndverkerne i Kongensgate – ‘Lightspot’
  • Kunstnerforbundet – Ingjerd Hanevold
  • Vigeland Museet – ‘Aftermath’
  • BRUDD – ‘Yours Sincerely’
  • Galleri Seilduken – KL!NK presents ‘The Black of Night’
  • Window Exhibition at Fritjof Nansens Plass

There will also be arranged several exhibitions at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

More information about the program (pdf)

Lillan EliassenLillan Eliassen, Norway, neck piece « Courage », 2012, casting clay, copper

"very guilty" brooch Kadri Malk Kadri Mälk, (Guest of Honour Estonia), brooch « Very Guilty », 2010, Siberian jet, black rhodium plated with white gold, spinel, tourmalines


The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design
St. Olavs gate 1
Oslo

Martina Kaufmann (Project Leader)  : martina.kaufmann@gmail.com

31/10/2012

EXPO ‘Leonor Hipólito: Beyond Emotions’ – Goldfingers, Copenhagen (DK) – 12 Oct.-8 Nov. 2012

« Leonor Hipólito: Beyond Emotions »  – Goldfingers  (Copenhagen, Denmark)  12-Oct-2012 – 08-Nov-2012

 "Leonor Hipólito: Beyond Emotions"  Place: Goldfingers  (Copenhagen, Denmark)  12-Oct-2012 - 08-Nov-2012    website: www.goldfingers.dk  mail: mail@goldfingers.dk

Leonor Hipólito – object/pendant : Beyond Emotions 2012 – Goldplated brass

« Beyond Emotions projects moments of my life that lingered in my mind for a long time blurring the boundaries between emotions of the past and the present. In the attempt to visualize them, by the exercise of producing works, I am not illustrating but rather evoking an emotional content. Wearable, they hold onto the body playing their role as metaphors for both placement and displacement.
Beyond Emotions is also a book in which my works and my writings interweave with one another to form a single picture yet variable in perspective.
The book was realized in collaboration with Arne Kaiser who did the photography and graphic design. » Leonor Hipólito 2012

Leonor Hipólito, Necklace, 2011Leonor Hipólito, Necklace Beyond Emotions – Leather, 2011

 

Goldfingers
Klosterstræde 18
1157 – Copenhagen
Denmark
Telephone: (+45) 32173730
www.goldfingers.dk
mail: mail@goldfingers.dk

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