GLASS fashion & fantasy – the interesting summer exhibition at the danish Hempel Glass Museum – Lower East did the graphic design of the catalogue for the exhibition.
“With GLASS fashion & fantasy, the museum wants to explore how the special qualities of the glass, such as transparency, fragility, richness of colours and dangerousness can be transformed and be expressed through other materials and types of works. Hopefully, the visitors can also experience the direct as well as the indirect references to the glass media by exploring the works of the exhibition and in that way discover connections that offer new experiences of the museum’s permanent collections of ancient and present glass art.
A total of 11 artists and designers have accepted the museum’s invitation to use the idea of the exhibition as a basis to create works that participate in the challenging study of the fascination of glass as material, expression and narrative. HEMPEL Glass Museum is grateful for this kindness and most happy to be able to present a line of works that are using and interpreting glass in fabulous, poetic, unexpected and striking ways.“ Chairman Bodil Busk Laursen writes in the introduction to the exhibition.
“Glass Fascination“. The curator of the exhibition, danish designer Lennart Raaholt writes: “For thousands of years, glass has fascinated man. The earliest works of glass date back to Mesopotamia 3500 years before our time, and since then glass has been part of our lives in many ways. We decorate ourselves with glass, glass is a part of our household and in China, an entire road bridge of glass has recently been constructed. Glass possesses a magical, almost euphoric energy. In a liquid state compliant and flexible. But hardened glass is perishable and one has to be careful when it breaks. An item of glass can be something very concrete one minute, only to be split into thousands of pieces the next.“
The exhibition will be on show until September 30th 2018.
Check the museums website for more info, how to get there, other exhibitions and stuff.
The contributors to “GLASS fashion & fantasy”; Anne Damgaard, Anne Sofie Madsen, Cold Heggem, Frederikke Antonie Schmidt, Henrik Vibskov, Ivan Lee Mora, Katrine Ring, Lennart Raaholt, Maria Berntsen, Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen & Violise Lunn.
What’s going on in the lab?
What’s going on in the Lower East Lab? These mid of July days are somehow calm. We are still working on 3-4 graphic design projects and trying to finish stuff by the end of the week – and we are getting closer and closer to a long-awaited holiday break.
We are really, really happy with our lab here in Berlin! The last 2-3 months we have had so many sweet, cool, funny, talented, interesting and interested people in the lab, for many different reasons and purposes. Thanks for that!
Just to mention some of the arrangements and events that has happened in the Lower East Lab:
• in May we had 15 architects from the Danish company, Mejeriet, on an Urban Safari – cruising Berlin on bikes with us, getting inspired and checking out “transformations“ in this wonderful city. The group of architects finished the evening, co-creating with us a delicious dinner, Camillo’s Paladar, in the lab.
• also in May we arranged a day-long Food Safari, for a group of (around 20) students, studying global nutrition and health at the Copenhagen-based school Metropol. After a introduction in the lab, we met with people, checked out new and inspiring food projects, visited food markets and tested delicious stuff ’unterwegs’. All day on bikes, daring to end the day with a tasting of german white wines…
• later in May we had an even larger group in the lab, attending Hack the City to discuss THE FUTURE OF WORK. The workshop was arranged by the Swedish city of Sundbyberg and was facilitated by the Stockholm-and-Malmö based innovation company Shuhuu.
• we have our monthly dinner in the lab; Camillo’s Cafeteria, where up to 20 people from the Berlin ’international scene’ show up, meet, talk, eat and drink a glass of wine (or two). We will be back with the cafeterias from August on. We also held three successful Camillo’s Chef’s Table, private dinnners in the lab during the spring.
• we managed to include a gastro teambuilding in the program; a group of 9 leaders from a pension fund showed up in the lab and under guidance from Chef Camillo, the group created a three course lunch dinner with three house favorites; potato-rosemary pizza, white asparagus and a asparagus-leeks-parmesan risotto. The process and teambuilding went very well. The food was delicious and the atmosphere fantastic.
• in June, a group of KaosPilot students from Switzerland joined our two day Urban Safari Berlin. On bikes, we checked out the inspiring start-up scene in the city, met and talked with creative and lively people. During the safari days the lab worked as a ’class room’ for sharing and reflecting. The safari turned out as planned and was very succesful. We are really happy with our urban safari concept!
• besides all this, we have managed to do a lot of good work during spring with our main ’thing’; the graphic design and communication. With great help from two trainees, Casper from Denmark and Amanda from Sweden, we, among other things, designed a book for Glasmuseum Ebeltoft, a brand new website for another art client – Hempel Glasmuseum, a visual identity for a swiss consultant, a series of posters for the KaosPilots Switzerland, a new website for a Berlin client – a big old factory which has developed into a cultural art and event space, one for a Swiss client and right now deeply in the design process with a new book for a Danish client, the book will come out this autumn.
Have a fantastic summer out there!
Impressions from the lab life:
New website for the Hempel Glass Museum
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 today. The participating artists each have a different artistic background. What brings them together is their choice of expressing themselves through the glass media. Many of the artists of the exhibition are working conceptually. They present relevant themes, often political, and in many cases they express the feeling of vulnerability and the exposed human being.“
We are quite happy about it, the client too!
Design by Lower East. Programming by Ricoland.