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Millesgården – Svensk glas efter 2000. 6 februari – 8 maj 2016 Benjamin Slotterøy

10 april, 2016 08:26

 

 

 

 

Svenskt glas befinner sig i en tid av förändring som kännetecknas av vitalitet, mångfald och nya kreativa uttryck. Dagens produktion av svenskt glas sker inte längre i stor industriell skala. Fokus är snarare på resultatet av experiment inom konceptuell konst, konstnärlig forskning, nya perspektiv på glas och omdefinitionen av glas som material. I utställningen visas ett urval glasverk av flera samtida konstnärer.

Millesgården

6 februari – 8 maj 2016.

INFO – Millesgården: http://www.millesgarden.se/

 

 ”I captured an Octopus and killed it. Then transformed it into a vessel”

We are all participant members of the biological sphere, but do we recognize difference in our ability to control and transform our natural surroundings? Humans have, to a certain degree, transcended the natural. In this project I wanted to gain insight into how one experiences, perceives and relates to the natural (non-human) environment through art. The idea that humanity has become disconnected from nature has allways been important in my art practise. (Næss, 1989, Kalset, 1999, Mayer & Frantz, 2004)
It is difficult to envision a single earthly location that has not been profoundly affected by human action, either directly or indirectly. We have a profound impact on our environment and therefore human modifications of the natural environment cannot solely define what is natural and what is cultural. In this project – ”I captured an Octopus and killed it. Then transformed it into a vessel”.