The Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto is right now having an wonderful exhibition, Voices of the Forest, at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Denmark. The exhibition will run until mid of October this year.
We at Lower East designed the book for the exhibition – you can see and read more about the book and the exhibition under our work at our website.Ernesto Neto at KUNSTEN
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 textiles, drawings, knitted spaces, a soft floor, pillows, instruments etc. in fantastic colours. We felt that the room invites the guests to relax and explore, to talk with each other – and lie down and embrace nature. An amazing experience.
Enesto Neto came to Aalborg together with a group of Huni Kuin people from the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, with whom he created the installation. The opening days was an interesting mix of speeches, ceremonies, dancing and singing.
The exhibition will be on view until the 23 October 2016.
From the museum website:
“Ernesto Neto (born 1964) is considered one of Brazil’s top-artists of today and his popular works are exhibited across the world. He is an artist of sensuality and does a brilliant job involving the audience in his magnificent installations, created to fit the exhibition space they ‘live’ with.
At Kunsten, Ernesto Neto will create his biggest location-specific installation in Denmark to date. Just like Alvar Aalto, Ernesto Neto finds inspiration in the nature and its shapes, and we can not wait to invite our audience into an unforgettable experience at Kunsten.
“I’m a sculpture and I think as a sculpture,” Neto says, as he will be transforming the main exhibition hall at Kunsten into a sensual installation called “Voices of the Forest”. Ernesto Neto challenges our traditional perception of the sculpture and transforms the main exhibition hall into a form of living organism. Ernesto Neto has created “Rui ni, Voices of the Forest” in collaboration with Txanabane and his Huni Kuin family.”
We at Lower East are at the moment finishing the design of the catalogue for the exhibition, which a.o. will present an interview with the artist by Senior Curator Stinna Toft, who visited Neto in his studio in Rio and documented the work process in text and photos. The book will also present a huge amount of spectacular photos from “Voices of the Forest“ at the museum by photographer Anders Sune Berg.
See more at the museum website.
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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.
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 and built 1968-72.
Right now you can see the work of the Pakistan artist; Imran Qureshi – Idea of Landscape.
From the museum’s website: “The exhibition is Imran Qureshi’s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia. Qureshi has created two striking installations especially for Kunsten and for the exhibition: a huge floor painting and an enormous mountain, consisting of 30,000 sheets of crumpled paper. In addition, the exhibition includes small, meticulous miniature paintings as well as large abstract paintings.“
You can also enjoy the very fine exhibitions from the permanent collection; Let’s Match! and Let’s Get Lost!
Lower East will design the catalogues for two coming exhibitions at Kunsten this spring – we are very much looking forward to that!
More info about the museum at Kunsten’s website.
Impressions from our visit in March 2016:
Olafur Eliasson at Kunsten, Aalborg, Denmark
A triangular sky and lava stones at KUNSTEN.
Lower East finished during the hot July the design and production of the catalogue for the Olafur Eliasson exhbition at the arts museum KUNSTEN in Aalborg, Denmark.
Olafur Eliasson’s work ‘Den trekantede himmel’ (‘The triangular sky’), has been specially created for the Museum’s sculpture park. Until end of August you can experience two other Eliasson works at the museum : “Lava floor”; Icelandic lava stone, all over the gallery floor – and “Jokla Series“.
The cool photos in the catalogue is taken by Anders Sune Berg.
On Saturday Februar 2nd, the arts museum KUNSTEN in Aalborg, Denmark, will open the real monsters. michael kvium exhibition.
Lower East have designed the catalogue to the exhibition, showing 30 recent works by the artist.
“Central to the works is the depiction of human figures. In these pictures Michael Kvium (b.1955) grapples with religion, politics and everyday life. Nothing is sacred to this artist. He exposes each and every one of us with a firm hand, but with a touch of affection and a twinkle in his eye. In recent years, much more than previously, his figures have entered the realm of ‘reality’ such as we understand the term” (from the museums webpage).
Last week the catalogue was printed, we spend a couple of days at the printing house to follow the printing and to check that everything went the way we wanted it. And to enjoy the process – the photos here are from the printing.
We are very exited about it – and are looking forward to hold the catalogue, with more than 100 (very big) pages, in our hands.