Kristinn G. Haroarson
Geir Tore Holm
Feil Farge Produksjoner
The exhibition brings together current approaches in art that deal with the ethical and aesthetic dimension of craft and its potency as an idea in art. Artists will take on diverse roles: observers, mediators, craftspeople, do-it- yourself initiators, activists and documentarians.
Artists: Yvette Brackman (US/DK), Ingrid Book & Carina Hedén (SE/NO),
Kristinn G. Harðarson (IS), Geir Tore Holm (NO), Suwan Laimanee (TH),
Charlotte Nilsen/ Feil Farge Produksjoner (NO), Ulrike Solbrig (DE),
Åsa Sonjasdotter (SE/NO), Field Work/ Nis Rømer & Lise Skou (DK),
YNKB in cooperation with Anja Franke/ InstantHERLEV institute (DK),
LUJA (RUS/DK/NO), Elke Mohr & Ingeborg Lockemann (DE) with Cüneyt
Varol (TR), SCHMUCK2 with students of the jewelry department, Het
Sieraad, Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam (DE/NL): Dovile
Bernadisiute, Mio Fujimaki, Tamara Vierbergen, Jing He, Garam Jung,
Laura Klinkenberg, Karoline Kvist, Giedre Lisauskaite, Veselina
Popova, Bregje Sliepenbeck, Misato Unno and Eline Willemarck
Curators: Ulrike Solbrig, Jole Wilcke, Hilde Methi
EXTREME CRAFTS takes place at Freies Museum, Berlin, Potsdamerstr. 91, from August 4 – 31, 2012. The exhibition brings together current approaches in art that deal with the ethical and aesthetic dimension of craft and its potency as an idea in art. We want to highlight different ways to bring art and craft together to produce "a productive confusion within the normal hierarchy of cultural prestige" (Thomas Crow). EXTREME CRAFTS will be the first thematic group show in Berlin that looks specifically at craft within the context of conceptual and participative art approaches. It gathers new productions as well as existing works from artists who have dealt with the subject craft over an extended period and who are using craft to look at and get involved with broader societal issues. Artists will take on diverse roles: observers, mediators, craftspeople, do-it- yourself initiators, activists and documentarians.
Saturday August 4, 2012
12 pm – 6 pm Reparation Repair (2007 -) with the Danish artist collective YNKB. Everybody is invited to bring objects of all kind to repair. Berlin artists and crafts people are invited to find creative solutions together with YNKB.
12 pm – 6 pm Anja Franke and her WASTE SERVICE TEA BAR (2012 -) invites for a Recycled Porzelain Painting Worshop. You can bring discarded porcelain to the WASTE SERVICE TEA BAR and learn to decorate the porcelain with the blue pattern “WASTE TIME“.
7 pm Discussion with artists from the exhibition and Judith Siegmund, Junior Professor UDK, Institute of History and Theory of Aestetics.
Sunday August 5, 2012
3 pm – 6 pm Reparation Repair with YNKB (as Saturday) 3 pm – 6 pm WASTE SERVICE TEA BAR (as Saturday)
7 pm – 9 pm The organizers of the Sami Art Festival 2008 –11 (samiartfestival.org), Hilde Methi and Kristin Taarnesvik will hold the performance lecture Material Density – on qualities and use of reindeer horn with associations related to stone together with Sami artisan and cultural analyst Thomas Kintel and will present the publication Hotel Polar Capital (2011), with artistic contributions and discussions around art about the arctic region.
From August 13 – 17, 2012 the artist Suwan Laimanee invites everybody to Become a Thai Masseur Within One Week, to learn the technique of the traditional Thai Massage, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Partners The Sami Art Festival 2008-2011/ The Sami Artists' Union, Prinzessinnengarten
Supported by Königlich Norwegischen Botschaft Berlin, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Arts Council Norway, Troms fylkeskommune, Faculty of Arts University of Tromsø, Norsk Fotografisk Fond, Bergen kommune, The Danish National Arts Council, SCHMUCK2, Stiftungsgemeinschaft anstiftung & ertomis
Opening August 3, 2012, 7 pm
Introduction Ulrike Solbrig, Jole Wilcke, Hilde Methi
Freies Museum, Berlin, Postdamer Str. 91. Åsa
Sonjasdotter's Potato Perspective on Crossings, Ideas and Matter, Prinzessinnengarten, Moritzplatz Berlin, Prinzenstr. 35 – 38/ Prinzesinnenstr.
Hours: Mon – Sat 12 pm – 7 pm, Sun 3 – 6 pm, Thu 12 pm – 10 pm