Mette Stausland new website (and book)
Artist Mette Stausland and journalist Ina Boesch have collaborated on Codetta, a book. Mette’s drawn images are presented alongside short stories of now more than a few paragraphs, written by Ina Boesch that follow narratives developed from Mette’s experiences as a girl growing up on the southern coast of Norway. Oh yeah, and we’ve put together a new website for Mette @ stausland.com
The book has been beautifully designed by Marco & Theodora Müller and is published by Schwabe, Basel Switzerland, (we’re sick with design envy!) The new website is also quite nicely designed.

Mette Stausland new website (and book)

Artist Mette Stausland and journalist Ina Boesch have collaborated on Codetta, a book. Mette’s drawn images are presented alongside short stories of now more than a few paragraphs, written by Ina Boesch that follow narratives developed from Mette’s experiences as a girl growing up on the southern coast of Norway. Oh yeah, and we’ve put together a new website for Mette @ stausland.com

The book has been beautifully designed by Marco & Theodora Müller and is published by Schwabe, Basel Switzerland, (we’re sick with design envy!) The new website is also quite nicely designed.

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Olafur Eliasson’s “Riverbed” Converts a Museum into a Natural Landscape

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, known for his large-scale installations employing elemental materials like light, water, earth, and even atmosphere, transformed an entire wing of Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art into a riverbed for his first solo exhibition. The work, which uses rocks, soil, and running water to precisely emulate a natural landscape, stands in stark contrast to the white walls of one of Denmark’s most important Modernist buildings. Originally designed in 1958 by architects Jørgen Bo and Wilhlem Wohlert, the Louisiana’s staggered, irregularly sized portals create an experience that highlights movement through space. By filling the Louisiana with a landscape its galleries might have replaced, Eliasson heightens the haptic qualities of this experience and points to the reality of the museum as an institution and a physical locality. The work raises the question of how natural and built environments might intersect, though it is up to the viewer to decide whether this tension is constructive or destructive.

HERE 2014

Once again we enjoyed speakers at the design symposium Here 2014. The team at Its Nice That put together an inspiring selection of designers, artists, photographers and illustrators to talk about their work, successes and failures.

Two of the highlights for us were provided by graphic artist Marion Deuchars and Marina Willer Partner at Pentagram, both grounding graphic communication very much in the real world.

AMA
We’re rather proud of the latest issue #54 of AMA’s (Arts Marketing Association) JAM. It is always a challenge to find suitable images for the cover of this influential forum for professional marketers and promoters. We loved this evocative photograph of trapeze artists in shadow by Florence Delahaye. It perfectly expresses the ‘high wire’ relationship between financing the arts through fundraising and donations as an increasingly important part of marketing the arts.

AMA

We’re rather proud of the latest issue #54 of AMA’s (Arts Marketing Association) JAM. It is always a challenge to find suitable images for the cover of this influential forum for professional marketers and promoters. We loved this evocative photograph of trapeze artists in shadow by Florence Delahaye. It perfectly expresses the ‘high wire’ relationship between financing the arts through fundraising and donations as an increasingly important part of marketing the arts.

Jean Paul Gaultier and friends at the Barbican

We visited the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition last week and enjoyed the effort made by the curators to engage with social media. Lots of encouragement to take photos. Most of the dummies faces were animated by moving image loops projected onto them of his models and celebrity clients – winking, smiling, opening their eyes or mouthing simple phrases. All showcasing JPGs fashion over three decades. The exhibition flows with the designer’s Gallic charm. The Barbican excels again with this the latest in a series of exhibitions about leading fashion designers.