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Curated by: Think Tank: a European Initiative for the Applied Arts
www.thinktank04.eu

Necklace selected by Love Jönsson.

The crafts are often claimed to embody tradition and continuity. According to some, it is indeed this very quality that makes craft worthwhile: craft is about handing down age-old knowledge and skills, making it a practice that connects modern society with its past.

Pia Aleborg’s eye-catching necklace, made mostly from recycled computer and telephone wire, confronts us with a different notion of craft. This object does not speak about the past, but about contemporary daily life. The wire stands out as an explicit reference to the flow of information, and to the desire to be constantly connected or online, whether during our working hours or our leisure time. The
wire necklace can, furthermore, be seen as a symbol of the crafts themselves, a field characterized by a steady circulation of information and ideas.

What the maker offers her audience and potential clients is not a possibility for identification with a historical past, but rather something more elusive and fleeting. Even the object’s currency as a token of the present remains unstable, as the wire materials it makes use of are so much of their period that it is soon bound to look old. In fact, in many homes and offices the wire, as a connecting device, has already been rendered obsolete by the ubiquitous wireless solution.

The necklace hints that craft’s purchase in society is always changing. It also serves as an example of how today’s makers in craft often choose to highlight what is temporal and passing, instead of striving to make their work address eternal values.

text by Love Jönsson.

Currency exhibition and events in 2010 and 2011:

Currency Symposium, Gmunden-Austria, 16.09 till 19.09.2010

Currency exhibition, Kammerhof Museen Gmunden, Gmunden/Austria, 16.09. – 03.10.2010

Currency exhibition, Galleri Officinet, Kopenhagen/Denmark, 14.01 – 12.02.2011

Currency exhibition, Internationale Handwerksmesse München/Germany, 16 – 22.03.2011

Currency exhibition, Galleri Format, Oslo/Norway, 07.04 – 08.05.2011

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Tidsskriften Svenskt Konsthantverk

There is an article about me and my work in a Swedish magazine called Tidskriften Svenskt Konsthantverk, nummer: 2/2010

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Pia Aleborg Jewellery – Online Store

Will be launched in Spring 2011! Welcome.

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Premier in Berlin: Conte D’Amour by Markus Öhrn

Conte D’Amour is a collaboration between the Swedish theatre group Institutet and the Finnish group Nya Rampen, investigating the themes: nuclear family and romantic love in the case of Joseph Fritzl and his cellar-bunker in Amstetten, Austria. The performance is also a cooperation with Ballhaus Ost in Berlin, where the premiere was held on the 14th of May 2010. It also peformed at “theaterszene europa” in Cologne 26th of May.

Conte D’ Amour is now performing at Inkonst / Malmö 15th-30th of October and at Baltic Circle International Theatre Festival in Helsinki 17th-2st of november 2010.

I have made the costumes and some extra members of the family for this Play.

Text: Anders Carlsson
Direction and Set Design: Markus Öhrn
Costume: Pia Aleborg
Music and Composer: Andreas Catjar
Light: Daniel Goody
Actors: Rasmus Slätis, Elmer Bäck, Jakob Öhrman, Anders Carlsson
Photo: Markus Öhrn
Production: Alexandra Hill

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Radio Interview

Short interview about precious and not so precious materials in jewellery.
For an Elisabeth Taylor special by Swedish radio show STIL.
Listen to the program: www.sverigesradio.se

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Group Exhibition in New York

Sofa New York 2010
represented by Ornamentum, 16 – 19 april.

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Group Exhibition in Munich

Gallery Platina is curating the exhibition Frame in conjunction with Schmuck 2010
11 march – 17 march, Craft and Design Fair Munich.

Here You can see two of the necklaces that I showed.

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Article about Swedish Jewellery Art in SvD (Swedish daily)

Go here here to read the article (in Swedish).

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For Long and Faithful Duty

FOR LONG AND FAITHFUL DUTY – 10 YEARS OF BEAUTY
Group exhibition at Platina, 5 dec – 19 jan, Stockholm. Go here for more information.

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That was then … this is now

That was then … this is now
Hordaland Kunstsenter, Nordic group exhibition curated by Heidi Bjørgan, november 20-december 20, 2009.
www.kunstsenter.com

Photo: Thor Brödreskift

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Working grant

I just recieved a Two Year long Working Grant from Konstnarsnämnden. Great!

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Book Release

My work is featured in the new book ‘Tangible – High Touch Visuals’ by Die Gestalten Verlag.

More information about the book, Die Gestalten Verlag