2021.07.11

During the pandemic, hungry for cultural activities and visual sensations, we invited celebrated fashion designer and textile artist Diana Orving to stage a sculptural installation in an empty museum exclusively for us. It was a day of quiet magic, watching her large scale textile art pieces slowly come to life as a beautiful but temporary installation where movement and choreography played a central role. The temporary nature of the installation – only up for a day while we captured it on film and camera – also added to the poetic experience.

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2021.06.28

Swedish wood artisan Daniel Wester uses carving as therapy, creating beautiful wooden sculptures with a fragile sensibility. His remote summer abode in the south of Sweden is a celebration to making, with plenty of space for him and his wife to experiment. His work, ranging from ebonised cherry bowls and spoons carved in hazel to vessels turned in birch, have been widely exhibited.

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2021.05.18

New online art gallery 23PINE is the brainchild of former Swedish fashion creatives Jörgen Ringstrand, Stefan Engström and Karin Holmer. The idea was born on the 23rd floor in their joint home on Pine Street in New York, which is also the story behind its name.

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2021.05.07

Stockholm artist Anton Alvarez is endlessly exploring the depth of his innovative ideas – and the relationship between human interaction and the machine. Since our last interview at his studio, we take the opportunity to speak with him about his latest upcoming major exhibition, Roman Toothpaste MXXI, at art and design museum Vandalorum, in the south of Sweden. This time, Alvarez will be on site for the duration of the exhibition, so the space will become an immersive experience for the audience to directly see the whole process from start to finish, and the artist to engage and create a dialogue with the audience, lifting the barrier between artist and viewer.

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2021.04.28

The positive impact of art and inspiring young creatives is needed now more than ever – especially as most cultural events have been cancelled, and institutions have had to close within the last year. Fortunately, with the return of Stockholm Art Week, we are starting to see things gradually lifting again, with Swedish Crown Princess Victoria digitally opening the week in alignment with UN’s global day for innovation and creativity. Throughout the week there have been a number of events and exhibitions both open for public viewing, as well as digitally – giving those outside of Stockholm a chance to also get a glimpse into the vibrant Nordic art scene. We have picked some of our top highlights during the week.

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2021.04.01

Colorful ceramics and useful everyday objects; we list four small but very good exhibitions currently on show in Sweden right now, focusing on glass and ceramics. Taking bookings ahead and allowing a limited amount of visitors, its a well needed injection of color and energy after a long period of digital only shows.

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2021.01.13

In 2019 six Swedish design studios were asked to create a sustainable material or product using waste from a company’s industrial production process. The results will be showcased at the exhibition Metabolic Process for Leftovers that opens on February 4 at Form Design Centre in Stockholm, curated by Kiosk Studio.

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2020.12.15

With two upcoming exhibitions next summer, artist Anton Alvarez is busy experimenting with new techniques, materials and scales in his Stockholm studio.

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2020.12.09

Art gallery and webshop Lokal Helsinki celebrates Nordic values: the beauty of everyday life, craftsmanship, timelessness, functionality, and the relationship between design and nature.

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