Friday, March 11, 2011

Line by Line - in Stockholm

Line by Line

Opening reception: Thursday, March 17, 18.00 ‒21.00

March 17‒31, 2011

Lumaparksvägen 7, Hammarby Sjöstad

Line is more than just a mark on paper—it is an exhibition.

There is only one direction to travel this spring—Hammarby Sjöstad! Twelve exceptional artists and designers working in different parts of Sweden will present their creations in a unique atmosphere unlike anything seen before. Participants include; Petra Lilja and Jenny Nordberg (of Apokalyps Labotek); Matilda Nordgård and Partrik Nilsson (of Argue Design); Beatrice Hansson, Eva Marklund, Helene Hortlund, Kristina Matousch, Mako Ishizuka, Maria Zetterstrand, Markus Degerman and Vivian Chan.

These individuals are diverse in practice, but have been united under the most fundamental element of design—line—which forms a visual language of expression used by artists, designers and craftsmen alike. Together, the essence of their works reveals how line is continuously present in our everyday lives through some form or another; from the first scribbles of a child to the organization of society through time, transportation and even virtual communication.
Calling to mind sketches on a piece of paper, Helene Hortlund’s works Unknown Territory (2008) and Rumsteckningar (2001) outline three-dimensional sculptures which elegantly stretch from floor to ceiling. The award-winning design group Apokalyps Labotek directs the eyes downward to Parquet (2009), a geometrical floor pattern specially made from old tires. Set against the magnificent view overlooking Hammarby Sjö, the drawings of Mako Ishizuka capture the constructed, man-made lines of different cities as demonstrated by Bird’s View of the World, in Paris (2008-10). During the opening, a special performance titled Lök, will be presented by the artist duo Made in Sweden. Lök merges the borders of art, craft and theater to question how two individuals with completely different backgrounds can face the exact same problem when trying to assimilate into one culture. The following week on Thursday, March 24, featured speaker Markus Degerman will present an overview of his company UglyCute which brings together various aspects of art, architecture and design.

Curators Anne Klontz and Nicolas de Tassigny are excited to collaborate with the artists in the space of the exhibition, which is a 1200 m2 raw factory; incredibly rare to find within the frameworks of the Stockholm art world. The space has been a true source of inspiration for everyone involved in the event’s creation and now Stockholmers are encouraged to walk the line and take part in the atmosphere of its creativity.

Line by Line is curated by Anne Klontz (anneklontz(at) and Nicolas de Tassigny (nicolasdetassigny(at)

The performance Lök will be featured during the opening event on Thursday, March 17 from 19.30.

The presentation by Markus Degerman is Thursday, March 24 and will begin 18.30.
Doors open at 18.00.

The event is sponsored by Fabege, Vision Forum, Absolut Vodaka Sweden, Dynaprint AB.

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