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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 exhibitions, events, dinners and a lot more.

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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          

Lapidarium

Lapidarium

May 8, 2015

Right now at Brandenburg Tor in Berlin, you will find Gustavo Aceves’s traveling exhibition “Lapidarium“. The exhibition marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the second World War. Just in front of the gate – and the four bronze horses already standing on top of the gate for more than 200 years – you

it’s a new website

New website for the Hempel Glass Museum

May 4, 2015

New & fresh website for the Danish Hempel Glass Museum. Up and running now! The museum show right now their 50th year jubilee exhibition “Colours“ – go and see it for yourself, the exhibition will be on show until 30th September this year. “The exhibition presents 16 artists of 11 nationalities and gives you an insight of modern glass

it’s a book

DG15 – book design for Glasmuseet Ebeltoft

April 22, 2015

Lower East designed the book for the exhibition “DG15 – 40 Years of Contemporary Glass in Denmark”. The museum wanted the book to mirror the exhibition idea – to both tell the story about Danish glass during the last 40 years and to show the direction of Danish glass today through a varied combination of text,

European Ceramic Context 2014 Bornholm

September 17, 2014

The European Ceramic Context 2014 on Bornholm is up and running. It will continue until 23.11.2014. Lower East just came back from the opening of the two big exhibitions and a wonderful opening party. The catalogue we designed for the event had arrived to the island and looked just as we wanted it to –

New website for Danish textile artist Lise Frølund

September 4, 2014

Lower East designed the new website for Danish textile artist Lise Frølund. We had a very fruitful coorporation with Lise. She wished for a simple, aestetic and elegant website with good space for presenting her projects in text and pictures and a website that was easy to use. This is what we designed for her.

European Ceramic Context 2014

August 14, 2014

Lower East are working on the graphic stuff for the European Ceramic Context 2014, a part of a biennial event for contemporary European Glass and Ceramics on the island of Bornholm, Denmark. It is a great event with participants from 29 European countries. Through exhibitions, workshops, master classes and lectures, European contemporary ceramics are presented

Det Grafiske Værksted / The Print Workshop

August 4, 2014

Quick impressions from a summer visit at the “Det Grafiske Værksted i Hjørring“ (The Print Workshop in Hjørring, Denmark). The Print Workshop is a professional and fully equipped printing studio. They have two offset lithographic presses which can print 60x80cm and 90x130cm formats respectively. In addition they have a direct press for stone, with printing dimensions

Ai Weiwei “Evidence“ at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin

July 6, 2014

Art is in the air. In Berlin. Right now. Among many other exhibitions, right now worth traveling or leaving the sunbed for is: The fantastic “David Bowie“ exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau (until August 10th), the Berlin Biennale (until August 3th) and the Ai Weiwei, “Evidence“ also at Martin-Gropius-Bau (until July 13th). Go there if you can