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NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

Maia Birkeland | Monika Mørck ”Great grandma, grandma, mother, I.”

Maia Birkeland and Monika Mørck have a common history as farmworkers during the haymaking at Havrå, the summers of 2014-2016. Havrå is a historic farm located on Osterøy, Norway, that is preserved under the Norwegian Cultural Heritage act. Since then, their collaboration has grown strong, and in 2018-2019 they returned…
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Moa Håkansson ”To explain a body”

In the exhibition To explain a body Moa Håkansson presents abstract ceramic sculptures installed on floor and wall. The visual language is organic and hints at plants, animals, internal organs and biological processes. By building and installing her own universe Håkansson constructs narratives. Many of the artworks appear as individual…
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Trine Mauritz and Wenche Gulbransen ”PUR 2”

Pur means pure. For Trine Mauritz and Wenche Gulbransen the word relates to both Japanese modernism and their own work process. The project came about after the artists travelled together to Japan, back in 2018. There they visited museums and galleries showing Japan's modernism. Since their trip to Japan the…
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Ann Kristin Einarsen #365vases

Throughout 2019 Ann Kristin Einarsen posted a picture of one new vase on Instagram every day. The starting point for the project was to create a framework for exploration of materials and techniques, and at the same time create a self-induced pressure to produce and not least to present. Months …
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Marthe Minde Raknande kvardagsrytmar

As a tool to create sculpture Marthe Minde uses the manual loom, in previous times employed to make tapestries, national costumes and everyday clothes. Through selfdeveloped techniques such as the pocket technique, the wandering warp and overriding of the shafts she weaves horizontally, vertically and sideways in the floor loom. …
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Piotr Nowak Dreams, death & gliders

Freestanding on the floor, is a large sculpture. Not quite large enough to tower over a human, yet with a distinct presence. With a slightly curved pose it seems to be puffing up, at the same time making it impossible to define what its anthropomorph shape is meant to portray…
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Edith Lundebrekke SYMMETRIES

Ornament and patterns are the starting point for all of Edith Lundebrekkes artworks. Through repetition, rotation and reflection of simple elements, symmetrical patterns and formations appears. These elements can be arranged and placed in new ways and take on new forms and constellations, all in relation to context and place. New …
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Kjell Rylander ”not part of the collection”

A ceramic object can be many things. For Kjell Rylander the field of clay is a dialogue partner. A language tool. Rylander's intentions and thoughts on the exhibition are about trying to reach relevant artistic expression with the clay for our time. He is interested in the material properties and …
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Beth Wyller ”Drawings”

Beth Wyller works with expressions and stories deeply rooted in ceramic traditions. Her artistic language includes common associations from the history of ceramics intrinsic in the earthenware material. Clay is often used as a material for building elements. Elements open up for repetitions. A tile is also a canvas, which …
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