Lower East are still walking the streets with the iphone’s camera ready, searching for Today’s Picture. Trying to capture the day in one picture. We are catching up on 2013 – here we show the pictures from June ’13 – this month pictures are; one from Berlin, some from Denmark and some from Uganda (yes, very much on the travel…).
We choose the coolest one, or the most beautiful one, or the one that tells the best story of the day.Kay C at ARoS
Lower East recently designed a 160-page book to the exhibition Kay Christensen – The Eternal Fairy Tale at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum in Denmark. The book, with text in both Danish & English, showing a major part of Kay Christensen’s (1899-1981) wonderful paintings, drawings and lithographs.
The exhibition, which will be on show at ARoS until January 26th, pays homage to the artist for his poetic contribution to Danish art.
You can find a lot of info on Kay C and other cool exhibitions at the ARoS’ webpage
The exhibition will continue to the museum Sophienholm near Copenhagen, and be on show there from April 26th to June 19th 2014. More info on their webpage.Director’s Choice ARoS
For the Exhibition Director’s Choice, the Director of ARoS Jens Erik Sørensen has collected around 1000 pieces from the ARoS Collection and put them together to a personal story. The story unfolds in three houses, House no. 7, House, no. 9, The Urban Park and House no. 13 – taking the visitor from futuristic coolness in House no. 7 over colour and form, organic and geometric in House no. 9 through the Urban Park where darkness falls to horror and death in House no. 13.
Lower East designed the catalogue for the exhibition. Thank you to JES for a lively and wonderful guided tour through the whole exhibition. It gave us a good view into his thoughts and ideas.
During 30 years as a Museum Director Jens Erik Sørensen has left a personal mark on this great museum. 2013 will be his last year at ARoS.
We strongly recommend you all to go and see this wonderful and surprising exhibition. It will be on view until 29. December 2013. More info on the ARoS website, where you also can watch a short movie with Jens Erik Sørensen, where he talks about the creation of the exhibition (in Danish).GOLD at ARoS
For ARoS Aarhus Art Museum Lower East designed a huge catalogue for the exhibition GOLD – TREASURES FROM THE DANISH GOLDEN AGE. 300 pages filled with great photos, gold metal print and texts in Danish and English written by experts in the Golden age a.o. Karina Lykke Grand.
It is a wonderful exhibiton and you can visit it until October 20, 2013. Go there, if you love The Golden Age or go there if you are curious to learn and explore. We got quite crazy about the period during the work with the book, thanks to Lise Pennington and Anne Mette Thomsen from ARoS.
The book can be purchased in the museum shop or from the ARoS online shop for DKK 299.
More information about the exhibition on ARoS website
From the museum website:
“The exhibition shows how the Danish Golden Age artists found new ways with their works, broke with tradition and demonstrated both courage and curiosity in motif and technique. We perhaps know the masterpieces of the Golden Age in the shape of impressive landscapes, appealing middle-class portraits and unspoiled Italian sights from the artists’ travels abroad. But there are also other and less well known stories of the Golden Age that manifest themselves in the intersection between art, literature, science and politics. So visitors will not only be presented with a large number of the best known works from the Golden Age; the exhibition will also be showing a considerable number of less familiar, but certainly not less interesting works.”
Lower East had the big pleasure of working together with Swedish artist Annika von Hausswolff and ARoS, Aarhus Kunstmuseum when we designed the catalogue for the exhibition ANNIKA VON HAUSSWOLFF – IT ALL ENDS WITH A NEW BEGINNING. (The exhibition will run until 11 August 2013).
“Annika von Hausswolff’s photographs are razor-sharp, sensual, and extremely disquieting. They reflect a psychological reality dominated by alienation, fear, and dreams. We recognise the things we see – from ourselves, from our homes, and from nature – nevertheless, things are not quite what they seem. We sense a latent uneasiness, the imminence of some unexpected or terrible act, or perhaps it has happened already.“
“… ARoS will be staging the most extensive exhibition to date with works by the Swedish artist, Annika von Hausswolff (b. 1967). The exhibition is entitled ANNIKA VON HAUSSWOLFF – IT ALL ENDS WITH A NEW BEGINNING and is staged in close collaboration with the artist. In addition to works dating from the 1990s until today, the exhibition also includes a completely new and site-specific work which Hausswolff has created especially for ARoS.“ (from the museums website).
ARoS, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark. 26 April – 11 August 2013.
Lower East recently visited Olafur Eliasson’s wonderful work of art ‘Your rainbow panorama‘ on the rooftop of ARoS, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark. The circular walkway 150 metres in extent with transparent glass provides a fantastic 360º view of the city of Aarhus.
“your rainbow panorama enters into a dialogue with the existing architecture and reinforces what is assured beforehand, that is to say the view of the city. I have created a space which virtually erases the boundaries between inside and outside – where people become a little uncertain as to whether they have stepped into a work or into part of the museum. This uncertainty is important to me, as it encourages people to think and sense beyond the limits within which they are accustomed to moving”. Olafur Eliasson (from the ARoS’ webpage).
Thank you Olafur for this beauty!
Five photos from an amazing and colourful walk.Edvard Munch Angst / Anxiety at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum
Lower East are very proud of having designed the graphic material for the huge Edvard Munch exhibition that is shown in ARoS Aarhus Art museum. We designed the big exhibition book and a great wall biography in the exhibition room as well as brochures.
The exhibition is amazing and absolutely wonderful – we highly recommend all of you to go and see it. It has been highly appreciated by the press all over the country and the book that contains all the works that is shown was from the start sold in about 200 copies every day.
So we are very happy and proud to be a part of this wonderful event.
Read more about the exhibition which is on show until the 17 February 2013 on ARoS website