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Everyone and Everywhere is an Island

Exhibition  /  25 Aug 2016  -  29 Aug 2016
Published: 04.08.2016
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Intro
‘No man is an Island, entire of it self; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main’. This expression is a quotation from a poem by John Donne from the seventeenth century. It is an expression emphasizing a person’s connections to his or her surroundings and/or other persons.
Two Chilean artists specialized in carving horns and two Swedish artists specialized in metalsmithing and the preservation of organic materials, set out to explore the enigma of the Easter Island together. On one of the most isolated islands in the world, located 3600 kilometres off the Chilean coast they begun their journey into unknown territories. Now days in the twenty-first century humans have the possibility of accessing the most remote places of the earth. We can encounter and make unlikely constellations and connections so therefore everyone and everywhere is an island. Nothing is carved in stone or permanent. We are free to make voyages into both physical and physiological islands. Four artists with a diversity of cultural and artistic backgrounds united and explored familiar and unfamiliar grounds. What connects them is their passion and curiosity for the transformation of traditional crafts and materials.
 
Travelling across the Pacific Ocean…From the West coast of Latin America all the way to its other extreme, Australia and New Zealand… In the middle of this giant body of water lies Easter Island.
We are all islands that can become archipelagos. Every mountain is an island that can become archipelagos.
We are the Andes Range bathed by the Pacific Ocean. / - WALKA, Claudia Betancourt & Nano Pulgar
 
An Island in the middle of the ocean… Bewildered and raw but at the same time soothing and spiritual. Dead corpses of animals scattered everywhere and surrounding me. Peaceful deaths left to decay in the most natural way. Suspension between life and death and mind and body. How can I preserve this memory and make it eternal? / Märta Mattsson
 
’Waves’. I am drawn to the vast landscape of waves surrounding islands, it is both there as a possibility, and as a mystery. As water changes in different temperatures, it has many faces, surfaces and forms, it reflects us, and can hold and represent our feelings, wishes and longings. / Klara Brynge

Activities

Lecture: August 31st 18.00h Museum of World Culture, Södra Vägen 54, Göteborg

Hours

Friday, Monday 12-18, Saturday, Sunday 12-16

Opening

August 25th 17 - 21h
Walka. Installation: ANDES, 2016. Ox-horn, silver, gold plated silver, 18k gold. Photo by: Karen Clunes. From series: Andes. Walka
Installation: ANDES, 2016
Ox-horn, silver, gold plated silver, 18k gold
Photo by: Karen Clunes
From series: Andes
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Märta Mattsson. Necklace: Invasion, 2016. Calfskin
.  . Märta Mattsson
Necklace: Invasion, 2016
Calfskin
 
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Märta Mattsson. Necklace: Mange, 2016. Calfskin, leather. Märta Mattsson
Necklace: Mange, 2016
Calfskin, leather
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Klara Brynge. Necklace: Waves, 2016. Silver, rope wire. Klara Brynge
Necklace: Waves, 2016
Silver, rope wire
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Klara Brynge. Necklace: Waves, 2016. Silver, rope wire. Klara Brynge
Necklace: Waves, 2016
Silver, rope wire
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