Earth, Wind, Fire, Water
16 June – 4 October 2020
Hildur Bjarnadóttir (IS) ∣ Ebba Bohlin (SE) ∣ Fellesskapsprosjektet å Fortette Byen (Sápmi/NO) ∣ Alma Heikkilä (FI) ∣ Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen (NO/FI) ∣ Guðjón Ketilsson (IS) ∣ Kasper Kjeldgaard (DK) ∣ Stian Korntved Ruud (NO) ∣ Ivana Králíková (CZ/SE) ∣ Valentin Manz (DE/NO) ∣ Britta Marakatt-Labba (Sápmi/SE) ∣ Pekka Paikkari (FI) ∣ Louise Sidelmann (DK) ∣ Brynjar Sigurðarson & Veronika Sedlmair (IS/DE) ∣ Ida Wieth (DK) ∣ Hedvig Winge (NO) ∣ Charlotta Östlund (SE/FI)
Curator: Randi Grov Berger (NO).
Earth, Wind, Fire, Water - Nordic Contemporary Crafts is the 44th edition of the exhibition series Tendenser at Galleri F 15 in Moss, Norway. This year’s exhibition is curated by Randi Grov Berger and brings together seventeen artists and artist groups from the Nordic countries who uses their craft, their tools and their deep material knowledge to address environmental issues. These practices explore the potential of materials and the elements to co-author artistic works; to participate in and at times control the process and outcome. Through their work, which encompasses biology, geology, and cosmology, the artists confront a longing for a deeper connection to the earth. They challenge our perception of materials, of the so-called natural world, and of ourselves.
The exhibition is a collaboration between Galleri F 15 and the Nordic Network of Crafts Associations (NNCA). The exhibition, theory programme and publication is supported by Nordic Culture Fund and Nordic Culture Point.
The Nordic Network of Crafts Associations (NNCA) was founded in 2010. The network fosters collaboration and dialogue between its members, strengthening the field of contemporary crafts across the Nordic region and beyond.
The NNCA consists of: Danske Kunsthåndværkere og Designere (Denmark); HANDVERK og HÔNNUN (Iceland); Konsthantverkscentrum (Sweden); Konstnärernas Riksorganisation (Sweden); Norske Kunsthåndverkere (Norway); Norwegian Crafts (Norway) and ORNAMO (Finland).