Thursday, 11 April 2013
In Malmö there is a block where a lot of artists and designers have their studios and shops: Kulturkvarteren Fersen. They will have a Gallery Night May 14.
Ströms bowling shop in that same block, with this lovely display, has very limited opening hours.
is a new webpage where Swedish artists, designers and architechts can contribute. I did. All in English.
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
No big plans for my weekend in Malmö, but one thing was important. To take a dip in icecold water after the sauna might seem insane, but it actually fills you with endorphins, and makes you feel alert and relaxed at the same time. I love it and Ribersborg open air bath is such a nice place to do it.
There was a hole in the ice for us.
Thank you for joining me, Felicia Konrad!
Her voice is strong.
Saturday, 23 March 2013
We had a guided sculpture walk in Borås. These are just a few of those we saw, they are my favourites:
Walking to Borås - Pinocchio by Jim Dine was the very first contemporary piece the city placed here, now there is around 100 sculptures standing in public places.
Wholly by Eva Hild, well known ceramic artist, this is her first aluminum piece.
Bodhi by Fredrik Wretman
Presentations of many of the sculptures in Borås here...
Sculture biennial catalogue from last year here...
Take a walk.
Sunday, 17 March 2013
This weekend I was a textile hangaround. I stayed with a textile artists' network, NTA - Nordic Textile Art, that had a meeting in Borås.
I wanted to catch up with what is going on in Borås, the place for textile industry in Sweden. Now most of the production moved to low cost countries but there is still a future in textiles here:
Fashion and Textile studies and research at the University, small specialized high tech companies for digital printing and smart textiles development.
Next year the huge new Textile and Fashion Center will open, where the school, the museums and all kinds of textile companies and designers will move. I'm just worried how they will be able to move these fantastic big jaquard looms!
I'm happy I spent time with these friendly textile artists and there was a lot to learn, for a ceramic artist too.
Nordic Textile Art - Network of Scandinavian textile artists
Textilhögskolan, Borås - The University's textile programs and research
Design by Students Design and Fashion students' portfolios
Smart textiles research and business innovation
Thursday, 14 March 2013
After a lot of studio work last year, 2013 started with more silence. It's a good time to do things like clean my desk and make a new webpage. And rest. I have a strong need to regroup and reflect; to sort all old photos is a big help.
Welcome to have a look, please tell me if something doesn't make sense.
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Sunday, 24 February 2013
About time to start the new year here.
From last week´s visit in Stockholm; a sneak peak through the blås&knåda window where Carl Richard Söderström was preparing his solo show "minor Prophets".
It opened last Saturday and he will give a talk on Feb 7.
Kaolin and Konsthantverkarna, in the same neighborhood, also opened new shows:
Catarina Mårtenson (picture) and Hanna Järlehed.