Ulla-Mari Brantenberg | David & Linnéa Calder | Tulla Elieson | Jens Erland | Sidsel Hanum | Karen Klim | Vidar Koksvik | Liv Midbøe| Irene Nordli | Ruta Pakarklyte | Tovelise Røkke-Olsen | Heidi Sand | Leif Stangeby-Nielsen | Marit Tingleff | Svein Thingnes | Gunnar Thorsen| Pål Vigeland
Paradigm is a travelling exhibition featuring contemporary craft artists from Norway, curated by the independent curator and artist Lars Sture. The exhibition includes works by 18 Norwegian artists working in glass, ceramics and metals, carefully selected in a close dialog between the curator and the artists.
Paradigm demonstrates the artists’ unique ability to combine craft traditions with new concepts that imbues the works with a character of high quality and innovation. And it is a common thread to all of the artworks that they have come to life through a process of research. Paradigm seeks to generate discussions about the various techniques and materials represented in the exhibition, as well as the artistic concepts embodied in the artworks.
Paradigm seeks to generate discussions about the various techniques and materials represented in the exhibition, as well as the artistic concepts embodied in the artworks.
The concept of ‘paradigm’ in this context denotes the solution to a problem – more precisely, a solution that is accepted as a model for solving similar problems, and consequently regarded as normative. The word ‘paradigm’ is perhaps best known in the sense of ‘paradigm shift’, when what has gone before is replaced by something new and different. Paradigm first opened in Zagreb in May 2011 where the exhibition was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen Sonja of Norway. Since then the exhibition has been shown in Nuuk (Greenland), Budapest (Hungary), Paris (France), Brussels (Belgium), Kilkenny (Ireland), Bratislava (Slovakia), Yeoju (Korea) and Reykjavík (Iceland).
Nuuk Art Museum, Nuuk, Greenland
Budapest History Museum – Budapest Galéria , Budapest, Hungry
Gallert collection, Ateliers d´Art de France, Paris, France
Design Vlaanderen, Brussels, Belgium
National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
Centre for folk art production (ULUV), Bratislava, Slovakia
Bandal Art Museum, Yeoju, Korea
Iceland Design Centre, Reykjavík, Iceland
Paradigm was produced by The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts, and funded and initiated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway.