And the winner is Linus Fridén!

 

Linus Fridén, interior design and furniture design, Konstfack, was awarded first price in the student competition Prisad Färg 2016. His proposal ”Synisolering” treats how you can describe colour without using the most appropriate sense, vision.. ” An exiting research of feeling and hearing which co-operate in individual interpretations ending in a colour” according to the jury.

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Prisad Färg 2016 – and the nominees are…

VATTEN – I NY TAPPNING
Sofia Fredriksson, Jesper Evertsson, Martin Hagland
Arkitektur, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola

SYNISOLERING
Linus Fridén
Inredningsarkitektur och Möbeldesign, Konstfack

LJUS I AMBULANS
Hillevi Hesseldahl, Johan Lantz, Roza Baban
Industridesign, Konstfack

AKVOVOJO
Albin Andersson, Delal Acar, Hedvig Aaro
Arkitektur, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola

Attend the award ceremony at Green House, Stockholm Furniture Fair.
7 February at 3 pm

Joan Miró – The Poetry of Everyday Life

11 Februari – 4 June 2017
Waldemarsudde, Stockholm

Aidez l´Espagne 1 fr, 1937. Scablontryck, kristianstad konsthall

This spring, an extensive exhibition with works by Spanish Surrealist Joan Miró (1893 – 1983), one of the most noted artists of the 20th century, will be show at Waldemarsudde, Stockholm. The comprehensive presentation will feature poetical and visionary paintings, sculpture, drawings and textile works, all chosen with the aim to show the artist’s creative process. The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to study how the artist was inspired by everyday objects in his work. Miró’s social commitment is expressed through his notable original posters and in the experimental video, in which Miró is seen creating street art in Barcelona in the late 1960s. The exhibition has been made in collaboration with Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona and the art gallery Kristianstads konsthall. Read more about Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona 

The colours of Swedish Counties: Närke

This is the eights 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  Örebro Castle, Cajsa Warg, famous cook and author of ”Young women´s household helper”, Tångeråsa Church  and much more.

Previous books deal with Gotland, Dalarna, Lappland, Skåne, Södermanland, Värmland and Västergötland. Theese small books are intended as inspiration for delving 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

Prisad Färg – four nominees

Jury at work

The Jury has nominated four candidates for this prestigious price. The award ceremony will take place at 17.00 February 7, 2017 at Green House, Stockholm Furniture Fair.

The ceremony will be followed by a gathering at stand VHO 1.03. where the awarded proposals will be shown.

What colours did the Vikings paint their houses?

Archaeologists in Denmark are busy building one of the largest experimental archaeology reconstruction projects. But what colours would the Vikings have used?

Reconstructed Viking Long-House

Photo: Sagnlandet Lejre

Did Vikings paint their houses white or red? Which colours were popular, and when?

These questions were the focus of a furious debate among researchers during a seminar entitled “Colourful Vikings” hosted by the Centre for Historical-Archaelogical Research and Communication in Denmark (as also known as Sagnlandet Lejre).

Archaeologists at Sagnlandet Lejre are currently reconstructing a full sized royal Viking hall.When finished, it will measure 60 metres long, be slightly oval shaped, and built from planks of oak. But exactly what colours the original hall was painted with, remains a mystery.

Source Science Nordic

Carl Kylberg: With colour beyond the surface

Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm
18 June – 25 September, 2016

Den flygande holländaren

Den flygande holländaren

Flowing brushwork and vibrant colours distinguish the Swedish artist Carl Kylberg’s (1878-1952) paintings of landscapes, figures and still lifes. He combined his artistic practice with a spiritual quest that imbues his oeuvre with an existential dimension. The dissolved shapes in his works were debated in both art and politics.

This exhibition shows parts of Kylberg’s entire body of work, from the early paintings and cartoons from the 1910s, the children’s books and more colourful paintings from the 1920s, to his famous classical motifs from the 1930s and 40s. Kylberg’s breakthrough to the wider public came late, but he is counted as a key figure of Swedish art since the 1930s. The exhibition highlights the artist role and puts his paintings in the context of the period before, during and after the Second World War. For more information, please click.

Oomph – The women who mad Sweden colorful

Malmö Konstmuseum
4 June–4 September 2016

Design Viola Gråsten

Design Viola Gråsten

An exhibition about the women who made revolution in the linen closets, the living rooms, the textile and clothing industry and put Sweden on the international design map. With designers such as Viola Gråsten, Monica Bratt, Katja of Sweden, Astrid Sampe and Greta Grossman.

Design Monica Bratt

Design Monica Bratt

Georgia O´Keeffe retrospective

Tate Modern: Exhibition
6 July 30 October 2016

Visiting London this summer. Don´t miss Tate Moderns Georgia O´Keeffe retrospective. A rare opportunity to see over 100 remarkable works by this pioneer of twentieth-century art.

Georgia O’Keeffe is best known for her paintings of magnified flowers, animal skulls, and New Mexico desert landscapes. This exhibition includes important works, such as Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 1932, the most expensive painting by a female artist ever sold at auction.

Georgia O’Keeffe 1887-1986 Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 1932 Oil paint on canvas 48 x 40 inches Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas, USA © 2016 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/DACS, London Photography by Edward C. Robison III

Georgia O’Keeffe 1887-1986
Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 1932
Oil paint on canvas 48 x 40 inches
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas, USA
© 2016 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/DACS, London
Photography by Edward C. Robison III

Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie's II 1930 Oil on canvas mounted on board Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Gift of The Burnett Foundation © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie’s II 1930
Oil on canvas mounted on board
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Gift of The Burnett Foundation © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum