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This is the blog for lower east & lower east lab. A mix of stuff from our design & communication world (things we do, things we have done, and things we experience and get inspired from) and news from our lab – where all kind of actions and experiments can happen – that be workshops, creative meetings, urban safaris (with focus on start up, architecture, design or food), and events, dinners and a lot more.

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Roman Ondak

August 29, 2017

The exiting exhibition ‘Roman Ondak. History Repeats Itself’ are running until September 17th at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Denmark. We had the pleasure to design the book for the exhibition by the Slovakian artist Roman Ondak. The book is enriched by very good photos from the opening days of ‘History Repeats Itself’ and

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Young Glass 2017

August 16, 2017

Lower East attended the big opening of the exhibition YOUNG GLASS 2017 at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft. We met a lot of  talented glass artists from all over the world. The exhibition is amazing and playful – showing surprising new directions in glass art. On show in Ebeltoft until 29th October 2017. photo: Artwork by Sarah Gilbert.

the editions

Sigmar Polke

May 30, 2017

We had the chance to visit the exhibition “Sigmar Polke – The Editions“ at me Collectors Room in Berlin recently. Polke, one of the most important contemporary German artists, experimented with a wide range of styles, subject matters and materials. In periods he concentrated on photography, then returning to paint, where he produced abstract works created by chance

good taste

Vilhelm Lundstrøm

May 10, 2017

A quick reportage from the excellent and beautiful exhibition “Vilhelm Lundstrøm – The Epitome of Good Taste“ (Vilhelm Lundstrøm og den gode smag). Lower East designed the book for the exhibition, a damn fine book, and almost 300 pages. Go, check out  the ‘epitome of good taste’ yourself, and buy the book of course. From

immerse yourself

History Repeats Itself

April 3, 2017

Lower East were at the opening of the exhibition Roman Ondak – History Repeats Itself, at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg. Here are some of our impressions from our tour into the interesting and beautiful space the artist have created at the museum – it is a very rich and engaging, thoughtful and playful

wauv mexico

“Sloth” at the Glass Museum Ebeltoft

February 10, 2017

Lower East visited the Glass Museum in Ebeltoft for the opening of the wild and fabulous exhibition SLOTH. The two mexican brothers Jamex and Einar de la Torre have turned the museum upside down with glass, fur, crazy founds from the local vintage shops in Ebeltoft, lenticular prints. etc. They interpret the prejudice of the “lazy

blooming

Cy Twombly in Paris

January 2, 2017

Lower East went to Paris for a first meeting about a new exiting book project. During our stay in Paris we visited the Centre Pompidou, who is presenting a major retrospective of the work of American artist Cy Twombly. From the museum website: “Organized around three major cycles – Nine Discourses on Commodus (1963), Fifty

gigantesque

Louise Pommery and art

December 30, 2016

On the Lower East trip to France, we visited Reims to spend a weekend with our dear friends and champagne lovers John & Birgitte. One of the highlights of the weekend was our visit to the champagne house Pommery. After Mr. Pommery had run the champagne house for only one year from 1857-58, he died.

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Visiting Skagens Museum

October 19, 2016

Lower East dropped by Skagens Museum, Denmark and checked out the exhibition “Arven fra Anchers“ (“The Legacy of the Anchers“). The exhibition are showing works from the archives of the artist couple Michael and Anna Ancher’s home. We found a lot interesting and impressive stuff at the exhibition; sketches and studies on canvas and on paper,

a fantasy world

a fabulous encounter

October 2, 2016

From the opening of Rencontre Fabuleuse (A fabulous encounter) at CCA Andtratx at Mallorca, Spain. An exhibition where the sculptures of HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark meet the paintings of danish COBRA painter Carl-Henning Pedersen. Rencontre Fabuleuse will be on show at CCA until end of April 2017, in September 2017 the exhibition will open at Carl-Henning Pedersen

bornholm rocks

European Glass Context 2016

September 24, 2016

Until 13. November 2016, The European Glass Context takes place on the Danish Island Bornholm. There are two huge exhibitions – one at Bornholm Art Museum and one at Grønbechs Gård showing works from 94 European Glass Artists. Lower East had the pleasure of designing the catalogue for the exhibitions as well as invitations, postcards,

walk on water

The Floating Piers

July 20, 2016

We had to try to walk on water! We had to see and experience the artist Christo’s latest project The Floating Piers. Therefore Lower East went to Lake Iseo in Italy on the very last day of the amazing art project. For only sixteen days – June 18 through July 3, 2016 – Lake Iseo

it’s amazing

Ernesto Neto at KUNSTEN

April 27, 2016

On the 21 April Lower East went to the opening of Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto’s “Rui ni, Voices of the Forest” at KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg. We – and a lot of other guests – enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere in the exhibition, the colourful and lively installation. The big hall in the museum was covered in

it’s ornaments

Opening “Ornament” Glasmuseet Ebeltoft

April 24, 2016

On the 21 April Lower East went to the opening of the new exhibition “ORNAMENT – A Panorama of Colours and Patterns” at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft. The first impression we got from strolling from our hotel was seeing the whole museum covered in an artwork by Danish Artist Niels Nedergaard. Amazing, wonderful and extraordinary to wrap

openings

Art and art and art

April 19, 2016

It’s season for exhibition openings! On Thursday April 21th Lower East will do their best to attend at least two very interesting exhibition openings in Denmark. Ernesto Neto – Voices of the Forest at Kunsten, Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg and Ornament – a Panorama of Colours and Patterns at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft. We were so privileged to be asked

cool art

The new ‘Kunsten’ in Aalborg, DK

March 29, 2016

Lower East recently visited the wonderful Kunsten, Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Denmark. The museum reopened in January 2016 after 1,5 years of extensive reconstruction, and is now even more beautiful and a lot more functional. ‘Kunsten’ is an architectural gem designed by the Finnish architects Elissa and Alvar Aalto and the Danish Jean-Jacques Baruel

it’s art

Venice Art Biennale 2015; A day in Arsenale

November 22, 2015

Impressions from our last day at the Biennale Arte in Venice. This time we spend the day at Arsenale, where we checked out the big common exhibition; “All the World’s Futures“ and the rest of the national pavilions. Not our best day at the biennale, but we found of course splendid and interesting exhibitions and

it’s venice

Giardini. Venice. Biennale. 2015.

November 19, 2015

Impressions from another Lower East day at the Biennale Arte in Venice. Trying to grasp as much as possible from all the pavilions in the Giardini part of the biennale. Trying to capture all the good stuff, all the creative, mind-blowing art. Walking thousands of steps – from the Danish pavilion to the Swiss, to the

it’s magic

Lower East in Venice – PROPORTIO

November 17, 2015

Being in Venice for the 56. Biennale, we went to see the exhibition PROPORTIO at the Palazzo Fortuny. Having read Mette Sandbyes enthusiastic review in the Danish newspaper Weekendavisen we went with high expectations. And YES it was AMAZING. The old beautiful Palazzo Fortuny with both a sense of decay and glory to it housed

it’s cool print

Druck Berlin festival 2015

August 17, 2015

A few impressions from Lower East’ visit at the Druck Berlin festival this weekend. Very fine exhibition. Druck Berlin festival is organised by the cool lady Dolly Demoratti, who also runs Berlin-based silk screen company, Mother Drucker. More info: druck festival mother drucker