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The Röhsska Museum – new acquisitions to the collections

The Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg
5 Feb – 12 may

The Röhsska Museum collects both old and contemporary jewellery. When it comes to buying new pieces for the collections, the emphasis is on jewellery art from our own era, often characterised by a new approach to the traditional materials and symbolic values associated with jewellery. This small exhibition presents a selection of our purchases from the last five years.

Works by artists living in Sweden, including Pia Aleborg, Sofia Björkman, Castello Hansen, Hanna Hedman, Karin Johansson and Aud Charlotte Ho Sook Sinding are shown togheter with pieces by Lin Cheung (England), Gemma Draper (Spain), Lina Peterson (England), Ulrich Reithofer (The Netherlands), Lucy Sarneel (The Netherlands), Bettina Speckner (Germany), Lars Sture (Norway) and Manuel Vilhena (Portugal).

In the image you can see my necklace from the collection APARTFROM (2005), being presented for the friends of Röhsska Museum.

The Röhsska Museum

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Gustavsbergs konsthall

Group Exhibition,

ALLA

at Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Sweden
2th of Feb. 2013 – 3rd of Mar. 2013

Read more about the exhibition at www.gustavsbergskonsthall.se

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The Amplifetes – You, Me…

The Amplifetes – You/Me/Evolution

I made the Costumes and Set Design for this video.

Director: Mikel Cee Karlsson

Music: The Amplifetes

Special Thaks to:

Magnus Samuelsson who designed and made the lovely pink dress for the main charachter.

Sirpa Samuelsson and her coworkers at Formbar for the super nice hair styling.

and finally Moa Malm for the make-up.

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Form/Design Center, Malmö

Group Exhibition,

ALLA

at Form/Design Center in Malmö, Sweden
14th of Dec. 2012 – 13th of Jan 2013

Read more about the exhibition at www.formdesignceter.com

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Premiere in Paris: Etant Donnés by Markus Öhrn

Étant donnés

PREMIER at Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Paris.
the 27th of November 2012.

I made the Costumes and Setting for the performance “Étant donnés”.

Texts: Jan Fabre
Director: Markus Öhrn
With: Jakob Öhrman, Nadine Dubois, Markus Öhrn
Music: Andreas Catjar
Costumes: Pia Aleborg

The director Markus Öhrn subjects “Étant donnés” to a radically new interpretation. Jan Fabre wrote the solo piece, based on an artwork by Marcel Duchamp, for his actress and muse Els Deceukelier. In his staging, which came about by invitation of the author, Öhrn thematizes the instrumentalization of the nude female body on stage. He puts the protagonist in the kind of “casting couch” situation that is prevalent in the porno industry.

www.theatre2gennevilliers.com

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The Amplifetes – You/Me/Evolution by Mikel Cee Karlsson

The Amplifetes – You/Me/Evolution

I made the Costumes and Set Design for this video.

Director: Mikel Cee Karlsson

Music: The Amplifetes

Special Thaks to:

Magnus Samuelsson who designed and made the lovely pink dress for the main charachter.

Sirpa Samuelsson and her coworkers at Formbar for the super nice hair styling.

and finally Moa Malm for the make-up.

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Étant Donnés

Étant Donnés

PREMIER at Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Paris.
the 27th of November 2012.

I made the Costumes and Setting for the performance “Étant donnés”.

The director Markus Öhrn subjects “Étant donnés” to a radically new interpretation. Jan Fabre wrote the solo piece, based on an artwork by Marcel Duchamp, for his actress and muse Els Deceukelier. In his staging, which came about by invitation of the author, Öhrn thematizes the instrumentalization of the nude female body on stage. He puts the protagonist in the kind of “casting couch” situation that is prevalent in the porno industry.

www.theatre2gennevilliers.com

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We Love Africa…

PREMIER at Ballhaus Ost, Berlin.
The 5th of October at 20:00.

“Daddy” is caught in a crisis. The family has managed to escape the horrors of Joseph Fritzl’s cellar, now daily routine dominates life. The division of social roles has been weakened by middle-class, westernized ways of life: daddy still might be head of the family, the provider and protector of women and children, but he has been ‘castrated’ by society’s lack of recognition for his role as patriarch and feels restricted in the implementation of the family project.

We love Africa and Africa loves us takes up where Conte d’Amour left off. While Conte d’Amour described the story of a vertical “stepping down” in the cellar of romantic love, in this new production by Markus Öhrn [Niskanpää/Berlin], Institutet [Malmö/Berlin] and Nya Rampen [Helsinki/Berlin], the family has managed to make it to the ground floor. From here – a kind of ground zero of modern democracy – its members try to find external justification for their internal psychology. Western images of Africa as an unknown, wild, authentic place in need of aid conveniently lend it the ‘otherness’ the white family needs to redefine and inspire its conventions.

We love Africa and Africa loves us projects ideals of white nuclear families onto the dynamics involved in humanitarian aid for the so-called Third World. This drama about the relationship between helpers and the helped turns post-colonial and racist attitudes into hegemonic, patriarchal fantasies of omnipotence. A projection of inner chaos onto a distant continent called Africa – and a journey to the heart of European darkness.

direction / Stage: Markus Öhrn
Script / research: Anders Carlsson
Composition / Music: Andreas Catjar
Costumes/Scenography: Pia Aleborg
Sculptures/Scenography: Oskar Nilsson
Technical manager: Volker M. Schmidt (Ballhaus Ost)
Production: Alexa Graefe (Institutet), Tina Pfurr (Ballhaus Ost)
Artistic coordinator: Pamela Schlewinski
Press: Yven Augustin
Actors: Anders Carlsson (Institutet), Elmer Bäck, Jakob Öhrman and Rasmus Slätis (Nya Rampen).

Foregin Affairs

Ballhaus Ost

Institutet

Nya Rampen

Markus Öhrn

Next shows:

18th, 19th, 20th of October at Inkonst, Malmö

9th, 10th, 11th of November at Baltic Circle Festival, Helsinki

13th, 15th, 16th of December at Garage X, Vienna

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Premier in Berlin: We Love Africa… by Markus Öhrn

PREMIER at Ballhaus Ost, Berlin.
The 5th of October at 20:00.

“Daddy” is caught in a crisis. The family has managed to escape the horrors of Joseph Fritzl’s cellar, now daily routine dominates life. The division of social roles has been weakened by middle-class, westernized ways of life: daddy still might be head of the family, the provider and protector of women and children, but he has been ‘castrated’ by society’s lack of recognition for his role as patriarch and feels restricted in the implementation of the family project.

We love Africa and Africa loves us takes up where Conte d’Amour left off. While Conte d’Amour described the story of a vertical “stepping down” in the cellar of romantic love, in this new production by Markus Öhrn [Niskanpää/Berlin], Institutet [Malmö/Berlin] and Nya Rampen [Helsinki/Berlin], the family has managed to make it to the ground floor. From here – a kind of ground zero of modern democracy – its members try to find external justification for their internal psychology. Western images of Africa as an unknown, wild, authentic place in need of aid conveniently lend it the ‘otherness’ the white family needs to redefine and inspire its conventions.

We love Africa and Africa loves us projects ideals of white nuclear families onto the dynamics involved in humanitarian aid for the so-called Third World. This drama about the relationship between helpers and the helped turns post-colonial and racist attitudes into hegemonic, patriarchal fantasies of omnipotence. A projection of inner chaos onto a distant continent called Africa – and a journey to the heart of European darkness.

direction / Stage: Markus Öhrn
Script / research: Anders Carlsson
Composition / Music: Andreas Catjar
Costumes/Scenography: Pia Aleborg
Sculptures/Scenography: Oskar Nilsson
Technical manager: Volker M. Schmidt (Ballhaus Ost)
Production: Alexa Graefe (Institutet), Tina Pfurr (Ballhaus Ost)
Artistic coordinator: Pamela Schlewinski
Press: Yven Augustin
Actors: Anders Carlsson (Institutet), Elmer Bäck, Jakob Öhrman and Rasmus Slätis (Nya Rampen).

Foregin Affairs

Ballhaus Ost

Institutet

Nya Rampen

Markus Öhrn

Next shows:

18th, 19th, 20th of October at Inkonst, Malmö

9th, 10th, 11th of November at Baltic Circle Festival, Helsinki

13th, 15th, 16th of December at Garage X, Vienna

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Book Release – PUSH JEWELRY

My work is featured in the new book “PUSH Jewelry: 30 Artists Explore the Boundaries of Jewelry”.

Curated by Arthur Hash. Marthe Le Van (Author)

Forget what you think jewelry should be, and consider instead what it could become. Curated by popular jewelry maker and blogger Arthur Hash, PUSH Jewelry profiles the cutting-edge work of 30 top jewelry artists from around the world, including such standouts as Lucy Sarneel and Beppe Kessler. These mavericks are creating a bold new language in technique, materials, and subject matter, confidently crossing boundaries between craft and art. Each chapter features six to eight pages of gorgeous photographs and an inspiring Q&A-style interview.

More information about the book and how to buy it.

Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Lark Crafts; 1 edition (September 4, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1454703687
ISBN-13: 978-1454703686

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ALLA – Group Exhibition at the Rhösska Museum

From the PRESS RELEASE in Swedish:

Är det möjligt att ifrågasätta fördomar
och främlingsfientlighet genom smycken?

VÄLKOMMEN PÅ VERNISSAGE AV ALLA TISDAG 2 OKTOBER KL 18, Röhsska museet i Göteborg.

Broschen har en särskilt stark tradition som bärare av budskap. Med det som utgångspunkt vill projektet ALLA undersöka broschens förmåga att skapa ingångar till diskussioner kring identitet, främlingsfientlighet och föreställningar om svenskhet. I utställningen presenteras 29 unika broscher tillsammans med fotografier och film.

Projektet ALLA, som premiärvisas på Röhsska museet, är initierat och sammanställt av smyckekonstnärerna Hanna Hedman och Rut-Malin Barklund.

Utställningen pågår till 9 december 2012.

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Rehearsals in Berlin

The rehearsals of the performance “We Love Africa and Africa Loves Us” just started.

The premiere will be att Ballhaus Ost the 5th of Octobre 2012, at the Berliner Festspiele (Foregin Affairs).

I am making the costume and props for this performance.

direction, set design, video and photography: Markus Öhrn
text: Anders Carlsson
music: Andreas Catjar
costumes, props and accessories: Pia Aleborg
Actors: Anders Carlsson (Institutet), Elmer Bäck, Jakob Öhrman and Rasmus Slätis (Nya Rampen).

Foregin Affairs

Ballhaus Ost