For Glasmuseet Ebeltoft we designed the book for the exhibition Walking in the Void. The artists behind the exhibition, the American-Swiss couple Philip Baldwin & Monica Guggisberg, rank among the elite of contemporary artists working in glass. Dougald Hine, writer & cofounder of “a school called HOME” contributed to the book with an essay in twelve chapters. Exhibition photos by Christoph Lehmann. Read more about the exhibition and see more pictures hereChinese Whispers
We at Lower East have done the design for the exhibition “Chineses Whispers“ at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark. We have been working on the idea of building an exhibition landscape with transport boxes – that supports the exhibition’s concept of the journey of stories from one country to another. The artworks are on display at the transport boxes, which emphasize in a raw and simple way that the works and stories have traveled throughout the world to reach Ebeltoft.
On the wall we have painted a huge world map stating with red dots where the artists live and work. We really liked the work, the cooperation with the museum, and are very satisfied with the result. If you want to see the exhibition it runs until March 2020.
CHINESE WHISPERS. Erin Dickson
Inspired by the childhood game of the same name, Chinese Whispers is a project initiated by British artist Erin Dickson, which explores issues on national identity across borders and continents involving 15 international artists working with glass.
For centuries, glassmakers have worked in glass factories or have been in glass production far from their homes, and taken their knowledge and their craft from one region to another or from country to country. Thus, glass art and the glass society are characteristically transnational. With the transformation of a classic Venetian vessel, Erin Dickson illustrates this exchange between glassmakers across the globe. At the same time, she comments on the global challenges of our time by exposing the misinterpretations, which undeniably result from differences in language and culture.
The exhibition is part of the project ‘From Where We Stand’ – a collaboration between seven Danish art museums on national identity.
Artists represented in the exhibition: Silvano Signoretto (Italy), James Devereux (Great Britain), Hyunsung Cho (Chorea), Sibusiso Mhlanga (Swaziland), Einar & Jamex de la Torre (Mexico), Rasmus Nossbring (Sweden), Zuheir Alkazzaz (Syria/The Netherlands), Mia Lerssi (Denmark), Jing Li (China), Nadège Desgenétez (France/Australia), Petr & Ondrej Novotny (Czech Republic), Kelly O’Dell (USA), Christina Hellevik & Leif Møller Nielsen (Denmark), Bevan Taka (Maori/Sweden), James Maskrey (Great Britain).
CHINESE WHISPERS FOR GLASS PRACTITIONERS. 15 artists working with glass are involved in Erin Dickson’s Chinese Whispers, which started in Italy, where Erin Dickson saw a classic Venetian vessel at the Murano Glass Museum in 2015. Erin Dickson asked the Italian glassblower Silvano Signoretto to recreate the vessel in black glass from a photo, and then describe his working process with 100 words. Using Google Translate, his description was then translated from Italian to the native language of the next artist in line. From this auto generated translation, the next artist would then create his or her version of the vessel and so on. The results of this ‘whispering game’ for glass practitioners are 15 variations of the original vessel, interpreted and recreated by artists across the globe.
CHINESE WHISPERS. The expression Chinese Whispers is commonly used in many English speaking countries around the world as the name of a very simple game. A person whispers a sentence into the ear of the person sitting next to him or her, and the next person passes the whisper on to the person next to him or her and so on until the last person says the sentence out loud. By now the initial sentence will be totally changed beyond recognition.Exhibition design
Opening today, Friday October 11th; the exhibition “Chinese Whispers“ at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark.
A debut! For the first time we at Lower East have done the design for an entire exhibition. We enjoyed the work so much, loved the cooperation with the museum, and are happy and proud of the result. Come by and check it out! The exhibition runs until March 2020.
About “Chinese Whispers“: With the participation of a number of international glass artists from different countries British artist, Erin Dickson, examines ideas of national identity across borders. The exhibition is part of ‘From Where We Stand – 7 Exhibitions on National Identity’, a collaboration between seven Danish art museums.
Also today three other exhibitions are opening at the museum; MAPPING DENMARK V: BALTIC SEA GLASS. A presentation of Baltic Sea Glass – Pete Hunner and Maibritt Jönsson. FOUR ROOMS. Solo exhibition with Czech artist, Zuzana Kubelková. EXIT 19. Graduation exhibition (glass), KADK; Annelie Grimwade Olofsson, Marita Wongsupa, Laura Wuisman Bækhøj.
Here’s a sneak peak from the exhibition “Chinese Whispers“.
Check out the museum’s website.Young Glass 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. photo©lowereast
From the museum website:
“This summer the museum takes stock of the work created by the younger generation of artists working with glass in the 4th edition of YOUNG GLASS.
Young Glass has become a major international competition established to reward and promote innovation and young talent in contemporary glass. It was initiated by Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in 1987 and is repeated every 10th year.
Works by 57 artists have been selected for the exhibition by a high profile international jury and there will be four cash prizes totalling Euro 42,000 and two artist residencies awarded to the winners.”
YOUNG GLASS 2017 can be seen at:
See more at the museum website here
Art and art and art
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 to do the graphic design of the catalogues for both of the exhibitions. The one for ‘Ornament’ at the Glasmuseum is already done, designed & printed, and arrived successfully at the museum this week, the catalogue for Ernesto Neto will include pictures from the installation created especially for the exhibition and from the opening, and will be finished & printed as soon as possible, and be approachable at the museum around mid of May.
Maybe we will meet you at one of the openings?
Ernesto Neto – Voices of the Forest. Thursday April 21th at Kunsten, Museum of Modern Art. Aalborg, Denmark.
The exhibition will be on show until October 23rd 2016.
Find more info at Kunsten’s website.
Ornament – a Panorama of Colours and Patterns. Thursday April 21th at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark.
This exhibition will run until September 25th 2016.
More info at the museums website.
One of our good ol’ clients is Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark. We have been doing good graphic stuff for the glass museum for the last 10 years. Book design, design of exhibition catalogues, banners, posters – and a lot of adds for magazines and newspapers. You can see a small selection of adds here.
Also remember to visit the museum if you are any place nearby Ebeltoft – right now the very fine exhibition “DG15 – 40 years of contemporary glass in Denmark” is running, until September 27th. We did the graphic design of the catalogue to the exhibition too.
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft are showing “DG15 – 40 years of contemporary glass in Denmark” – an exhibition, which document and show the development of Danish glass over the past 40 years as well as the current trends and the direction of glass today.
Lower East did the graphic design of the book as well as the logo for the exhibition. We went gladly to the opening of the very fine and quite comprehensive exhibition. See our impressions from the day below.
In a forthcoming blog post we will show bits and pieces from the book/catalogue. Stay tuned!
The exhibition will be on show until September 2015.
More info on the museums website.
Artists, represented in the exhibition: Lise Autogena, Stine Bidstrup, Bente Bonné, Pernille Braun, Marianne Buus, Tillie Burden, Lene Bødker, Ned Cantrell, Mette Colberg, Steffen Dam, Peter Moëll Dammand, Stine Diness, Trine Drivsholm, Maria Bang Espersen, Hans Friederichsen, Christina Hellevik, Darryle Hinz/Anja Kjær, Pete Hunner/Maibritt Jönsson, Ditte Hvas, Jeannet Iskandar, Susanne Jøker Johnsen, Micha Karlslund, Maria Koshenkova, Karen Lise Krabbe, Pipaluk Lake, Monette Larsen, Per-René Larsen, Mia Lerssi, Finn Lynggaard, Per Lütken, Sia Mai, Ina Mathiasen, Tchai Munch, Tobias Møhl, Karin Mørch, Else Leth Nissen, Karen Nyholm, Niels Chr. Olesen, Stig Persson, Line Gottfred Petersen, Marie Retpen, Christina Rivett, Allan Scharff, Skak Snitker, Rikke Stenholt, Pia Rakel Sverrisdóttir, Steffen Tast, Lotte Thorsøe, Tora Urup, Ida Wieth-Knudsen, Maj-Britt Zelmer Olsen.Glasmuseet Ebeltoft: Ocean
On this Saturday March 23 Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark opens the exhibition OCEAN. The museum “… sets the scene for a unique experience, with an extensive exhibition and coherent programme of events“.
The exhibition runs until November 3, there should be plenty of time to visit the beautiful museum.
Lower East are the designers behind the 96-pager catalogue and the poster for the exhibition.
Extract from the museums webpage:
“Glass has many similarities to water – it is transparent, reflects light and intensifies colours like no other material. However artists working with glass aim to do more than just impress and seduce their audience with their work. They also set out to touch visitors and inspire them to critically discuss and reflect upon the issues, they present. In the exhibition 12 international artists have found inspiration in the manifold of marine life, myths of the ocean and its compelling nature, but also in aspects such as the environment and how we use the ocean.“
Friday night we went to the opening of “Kopf oder Zahl”, the glass artist Ann Wolff’s solo exhibition at Galerie Seitz, Berlin. It was a beautiful exhibition. Ann has worked with art for about 50 years and is ongoing experimenting with material and expression. She showed new works in glass and concrete together with some wonderful drawings. Swedish Actress Marika Lagercrantz – Counsellor for Cultural Affairs in Berlin – opened the exhibition with an enthusiastic talk with Ann about her life and work. In 2004, the Danish glass museum Glasmuseet Ebeltoft showed a huge retrospective exhibition “Observations” on Ann Wolff’s work. We have worked together with Glasmuseet for many years and for the “Observations” exhibition we had the pleasure of designing the exhibition catalogue for Ann Wolff. So nice to meet Ann again here in Berlin and see her incomparable sculptures and drawings.