Författararkiv: Britt Olofsdotter

The Jobs Sisters – ceramics and textiles

23 februari – 2 juni 2019
Thielska galleriet


Gocken Jobs, Rabarber, 1968

The two sisters Lisbet and Gocken Jobs created ceramics and textiles that made Swedish homes blossom during the post-war period. Wild flower bouquets covers ceramic dishes and tiles while lingon- and blueberries are arranged into decorative patterns applied onto hand printed textiles. Folk culture with midsummer celebrations, people cheering and musicians playing are also found among the Jobs sisters’ motives.


Lisbet Jobs, faience plate with decor of buttercup flower, 1951. Photo: Dalarnas museum

BACK TO PARADISE – MASTERPIECES OF EXPRESSIONISM

20 February – 9 June 2019
Millesgården

Max Pechstein, Liggande flicka, 1910, ©Pechstein Hamburg/Tökendorf

A comprehensive exhibition comprising 134 works, including paintings and prints by, among
others, Emil Nolde, Otto Mueller and Max Pechstein

The impact of social upheavels led the artists to a search for new lifestyles. The faster the changes have been, the stronger was the yearning for a new paradise, which the artists often found in harmony with nature and in the study of foreign cultures. 

»Colors became charges of dynamite, they were expected to discharge light«, wrote André Derain about the Fauvists’ scandalous appearance at the Paris Salon d’Automne in 1905. With the foundation of the Dresden artist group Brücke (The Bridge) in early summer of 1905, Germany also  set the course for change. Subsequently this new and emotive painting style was aimed at not only provoking the bourgeois taste, but as a means to shake up the established concepts of beauty.

The circle around the Neuen Künstlervereinigung München (New Artist’s Association of Munich) and the editorial department of the Munich almanac Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) set forth on a quest for a new introspection. Painting far outgrew the representational and new theoretical principles for the reconsideration of »primitive« art were established. 

Linus Fridén won Prisad färg

Linus Fridén from Konstfack Interior Design took the victory in Prisad Färg with his proposal BLÅ [blo:] that takes the viewer on a journey in the blue world.

The competition contribution conveys solid knowledge, creates strong experience and participation. It ranges from a pedagogical account to a poetic presentation, says the jury.

Prisad Färg is a competition in color designe for students and recently graduates in design, architecture, visual communication and art. The awards ceremony was held in connection with the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, Greenhouse on February 5, 2019.

Linnea Andersson finishing her contribution

2:nd prize Linnea Andersson HDK, Göteborg with her proposal I DO

Jury’s justification: The blue color inspires unexpected opportunities. It breaks new roads. The leaves are not green they are intensely blue and create patterns that overflow and do not settle on a given surface. The color gives energy. The result is unrestrained, boundless and demandlessly positive.

3rd prize Michelle Lundin, Linnea Englund, Maria Elander, Matilda Olsson, Lisa Johansson, Architecture, Chalmers with their proposal
Sky, Sea, Rain

Jury Justification: We are fooled into thinking that we see everything the same. This contribution shows what diversity our experiences and associations represent. 100 people in Gothenburg with similar background experienced heaven, sea and rain in a blue scale in infinitely many ways. This survey shows that we see the same things but experience it differently. This shows the wide color palette we see.

The Colours of Swedish Counties – Öland

This is the tenth book in a series of Swedish Counties and their colours.  The authors interior designer Lena Anderson and human geographer Marja Lindblom give us a quick tour to  the Royal Villa of Soliden, Halltorps Hage with its giant oak trees, Museum of Öland, Himmelsberga.

Previous books deal with Bohuslän, Gotland, Dalarna, Lappland, Närke, Skåne, Södermanland, Värmland and Västergötland. Theese small books are intended as inspiration for diving into each province´s sights and activities, offering colour suggestions and functioning as tourist guides.

Texts in Swedish and English

More info at www.svenskalandskapsfarger.se

New Ways to Exhibit Art and Design

Parallel with the renovation of the Swedish National Museum, extensive work on creating completely new presentations of museum collections has taken place behind the scenes. Visitors notice that, among other things, the different art forms appear side by side alongside a chronological story.

And the museum is colour-coded!

Art from 1800-1870
Photo Anna Danielsson, Nationalmuseum
Upper stairecase hall Photo Anna Danielsson, Nationalmuseum

Summer Highligt

Isabel Treste won the competition Prisad Färg with her project As if and had the opportunity to attend the NCS Color Academy course Colour Design Workshop 2018.

During five intense days in June a bunch of color enthusiasts gathered from different parts of the world in Mariefred, including architects, teachers, colorists and artists from, for example, the United States, China and Israel.

 – The days were filled with lectures, workshops and conversations about colour, colour and light design. In the evenings we had lovely dinners together and continued the conversation, says Isabell.

At the end of the course, each participant made his own project.
-It was amazing fun to share everyone’s work and to hug ideas with each other and with teachers.

-The course gave me a lot of inspiration on how to use NCS / System as a tool in my design process. I also had a greater desire to work with color and greater understanding of the complexity and possibilities of the color world.

-Together with all the exciting meetings and conversations with participants and teachers, this became clear the summer’s highlight!