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 exhibition, really worth a visit (or two!).
Later on this month we will do the graphic design of the book for History Repeats Itself – we are looking very much forward to again work together with Kunsten, and with Roman Ondak on creating the book.
About the exhibition – from the museums website:
“A collision between the past and present, adolescence and adulthood is a central theme of the exhibition titled History Repeats Itself. Exploring themes relevant for today’s political development, the exhibition strives to inspire critical thinking, dealing with topics the artist tracked from his memory of the period when he grew up during communism in former Czechoslovakia, and which similarly, as if in a loop, a new generation of young people might be confronted with at present.
The exhibition History Repeats Itself invites the viewer to participate in a suggestive staged show, laid out as clues tracing both the passage of time and our capacity to learn from history. The audience visiting is engaged in a sort of archaeological field work, imitating the artist’s own method, where objects are carefully collected and laid out as hidden messages.“
History Repeats Itself will be on the show until September – go, run, drive or fly to Aalborg, Denmark to dig into the world of Roman Ondak!
Find more info at kunsten.dk
Michael Kvium’s real monsters
Lower East are back from a great opening of artist Michael Kvium’s real monsters exhibition at Kunsten in Aalborg. We were honoured to be asked to do all the graphic stuff for the exhibition. We had a fruitful cooperation during the whole process with the staff from Kunsten. As we arrived to the opening on friday the posters were hanging on the wall, the postcards were ready for sale on the desk and the big size catalogues were welcoming us – we were happy to see, that the catalogue complemented the exhibition very well – large format book for gigantic paintings. It is always very exiting to see if everything come out as you have imagined – and it did. The fantastic new works by Michael Kvium, a touching film portrait of Kvium “The Naked Eye” by director Peter Klitgaard, an exceptional performance by author Jens Blendstrup and an extraordinary dinner with a lot of interesting people made the day and evening fantastic. We recommend everybody to take a trip to Aalborg and see this great exhibition. On show until 21. April 2013 at Kunsten.
Lower East are heading for the opening this afternoon of Real Monsters. Michael Kvium at KUNSTEN – Museum of Modern Art Aalborg. We have designed the catalogue and poster for the exhibition. We are happy about it, looking forward to the respons from the artist and the museum.
“They emerge out there in the murky twilight. These monsters we see, but cannot catch. They seem familiar. We give them names, describe them precisely and create myths about them, so everyone thinks they know all about them.” Michael Kvium.
The exhibition presents 30 recent works by Kvium and is a result of close collaboration between KUNSTEN and Michael Kvium. It presents several new works alongside other paintings and sculptures from recent years.
The exhibition runs from February 2 to April 21, 2013.