From the Coolest Corner

Exhibition  /  28 Jun 2013  -  15 Sep 2013
Published: 25.06.2013
Designmuseum Danmark
Christina Himmelev
Kim Buck. Ring: Pumpous Colour, 2012. Pure silver, powder coating.. Kim Buck
Ring: Pumpous Colour, 2012
Pure silver, powder coating.
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From the Coolest Corner is a traveling exhibition that shows a large number of works, all created specifically for this occasion. Visit the page to have a look at the updated programme of the satellite events.
A large comprehensive exhibition shows what is happening on the Nordic jewellery scene in 2013. In light of the two successful exhibitions, shown in 1995 and 2001, Designmuseum Danmark has collaborated with Röhsska Museet in Gothenburg, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design and Design Museum Helsinki to create a traveling exhibition that shows a large number of works, all created specifically for this occasion. An international jury has selected all the works and few are hand picked as guests of honour – including Kim Buck from Denmark.

It is not often, that jewellery is what comes to mind, when the citizens of Copenhagen pass by graffiti painted park benches and trash bins in the streets. But in the exhibition ‘From the Coolest Corner – Nordic Jewellery’ at Designmuseum Danmark a park bench and a trash bin is exactly what can be seen as brooches, birch wood trunks have been transformed into rings and metal wire has become pendants.

The exhibition shows selected jewellery from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia and you can expect to see anything but traditional jewellery. The artists have in their own way reflected on and challenged the genre as well as the stereotype ideas of Nordic jewellery. The exhibition questions whether it is still possible to talk about a typical Nordic trend as it has been earlier or if the international orientation nowadays is so strong, that we no longer see any regional characteristics.

A jury has selected 61 artists to participate in the exhibition including five honorary artists. 
Denmark is represented by 7 artists: Josephine Winther, Thorkild Harboe Thøgersen, Marie-Louise Kristensen, Kaori Juzu, Annette Dam, Julie Bach and the guest of honour Kim Buck.

Kim Buck’s works are characterised by a fond but critical attitude towards the varied creations of the jewellery industry. As in the series Bonsai, this sometimes results in jewellery that cannot be worn but serves instead as objects for contemplation. Bonsai, which is among Buck’s contributions to the exhibition, consists of five blocks of birch wood made into rings.

Where Kim Buck’s work is often inspired by traditional forms of jewellery, Marie-Louise Kristensen has instead been inspired by everyday objects. With an ironic subtitle she has created brooches for the exhibition in shape of for instance a park bench, a trash bin and scaffolding – images that most of Designmuseum Danmark’s visitors will recognise from the streets of Copenhagen.


KGB is an international exhibition created by the three artists, Kim Buck, Tore Svensson and Karin Seufert. The title of the exhibition is a symbolic representation of the cities of the artists:
Kim Buck – København (Copenhagen), Tore Svensson – Göteborg, Karin Seufert - Berlin
Kim Buck, Rådhusstræde 10, 1466 Copenhagen
Opens: June 29 2 pm – 5 pm. June 29 – July 18 11 am – 5.30 pm (mon-fri)

A Corner of the Universe
The universe of Mads Heindorf is a secluded and secret corner of the world. Here reins fantasy, dreams and magic. Amidst the darkness of demons we find pure angels and ancient symbols. Let yourself get swept away from reality and visit this endless universe.
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Mads Heindorf, Gothersgade 105, 1123 Copenhagen                                                                    
Opens: June 29 10 am – 03 pm. June 29 – July 27 mon – fri 10 am – 5.30 pm Sat 10 am – 3 pm

This exhibition is created by Christina Bizzarro and Jens Alstrup. The inspirational starting point for the works has its roots in the following definition of display: v. dis·played, dis·play·ing, dis·plays
1. To present or hold up to view. 2. To give evidence of; manifest. 3. To exhibit ostentatiously; show off. 4. To express, as by gestures or bodily posture: a smirk that displayed contempt. 5. To spread out; unfurl
Contemporary jewelry by Christina Bizzarro & Jens Alstrup Engemann
Copenhagen FIVE
, Jewellery Studio, Rosenborggade 5, 1130 Copenhagen
Open: June 29 June 29 – July 5 2013 10 am – 4.30 pm. Monday closed

KL!NK & friends present The Black of Night in Summer
The exhibition 'The Black of Night' focuses on our Nordic arena and our common reference points in culture and geography. One possible interpretation of the theme is the Nordic light, with bright long summer nights and dark winter days. 15 Nordic artists are represented at this exhibition, amongst others: Sarah Hurtigkarl, Louise Grenaa, Pernille Mouritzen, Anne Legér, Hildur  Yr Jonsdottir and Anna Talbot
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Mano Motus
, Gammel Mønt 37, 1117 Copenhagen

The 8 from no. 10
The 8 jewelers from Edith Hegedüs, No. 10 Selected Fine Jewellery exhibit their jewelry from June 29 – July 13. There’s opportunity to meet some of the artists at the exhibition.
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Edith Hegedüs, Christian IX's Gade 10, 1111 København K
Opens: Wednesday June 29. June 29 – July 13 (closed July 15 – July 27) Mon closed, Tue – Thu 11 am – 5.30 pm, Fri 11 am – 18 pm, Sat 11 am – 4 pm

Degree Show ‘13 Institute of Precious Metals
Institute of Precious Metals is a 3-year course in contemporary jewelry art / design – only in Denmark. The purpose of the program at the Institute of Precious Metals is the development of the personal, artistic expression in the jewelry design. The study is experimental, and the artistic process is focused. Jewelry that rocks by the incumbent. Jewelry that push the limits of our understanding and performances. Objects that are beyond the scope of what we traditionally associate with the concept of jewelry. The Degree Show of 2013, show selected works from the graduating students: Anette Buur Bangsgaard, Josefine Rønsholt Smith, Jytte Kornbeck Løppenthin, Maja Røhl
Mette Britt Nordahl Pagh, Pernille Falch Heinesen.
Galerie PI
, Borgergade 15 D, 1300 København K
Opens: June 29 4pm-6pm. June 29 – July 6, Tue – Fri 12pm-6pm, Sat 11am – 6pm, (June 1 12pm – 6pm)

The exhibition emerges from an assignment for the first and second year students at Institute of Precious Metals. The students were given an artist as object for inspiration, and began the design process from works of the given artist.
The studies are experimental and the artistic process is highly emphasized. 28 works are exhibited and represents both the commercial side as well as the artistic expression of the jewelers.
Badstuestræde 15 st. 1209 Copenhagen
Opens: June 28 2013 at 8pm – 12pm. June 29 at 2 pm – 8 pm, June 30 at 10 am – 3 pm

Our Time
Our Time is a group exhibition where 24 young Nordic jewelers present new works. The artists create in the light of the statement; This is our time, as we are the new Art Jewelers. What do we want to do with it? Create works that challenge jewelry art traditions, conditions and future.
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Ludvigsen, Pilestræde 42 (in the basement), 1112 Copenhagen
Opens: June 29. June 29 – July 1

From Chaos to Comprehension
This exhibition shows seven international jewelry artists from England, Thailand, China, Denmark/ Germany, who all studied at Birmingham City University, England. Professor in ‘Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products’ at Birmingham City University, Jivan Astfalck, will be present at the exhibition on June 30 2 pm – 4 pm answering questions related to the education. 
Officinet, Bredgade 66, Copenhagen
Opens: June 8. June 8 – June 30 2013, Mon-sat 2pm-6pm (from June 24 2pm-7.30pm), Sun 12am-4pm

Det Frie Vannspeil (The free floating waterline)

This exhibition, by Ingrid Larssen, is about the free floating waterline – what we see and what we don´t see down there in the deep. The Sea carries a magic, a seductive force that attracts.
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Goldfingers, Klosterstræde 18, 1157 Copenhagen
Opens: June 1. June 1 – June 27 2013

Annette Dam: More or Less

More or Less is an exhibition by Annette Dam, who won the St Loye last year. This year she was chosen by the jury to participate in the exhibition From the Coolest Corner at Designmuseum Danmark June 28 – September 9.
Goldfingers, Klosterstræde 18, 1157 Copenhagen
Opens: June 29 at 2.30 pm. June 29 – August 31 (closed July 7 – August 1)

The Biennial for Craft and Design 2013

The Biennial involves a combined exhibition and competition that all Danish craftspeople and designers can submit works for, and which is juried by a committee established for the event. In 2013 the Biennial for Crafts and Design takes place at Rundetaarn in Copenhagen. Jewelry designer Annette Dam and Kathrine Borup is among the participants. Theme: Knowledge & Dialogue
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Rundetårn, Købmagergade 52A, 1150 Copenhagen
Opens: June 29. June 29 – August 18 2013 10 am – 8 pm
Marie-Louise Kristensen. Brooch: Park Bench, 2011. Mixed media. Marie-Louise Kristensen
Brooch: Park Bench, 2011
Mixed media
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Kim Buck. Ring: Bonsai, 2012. Birch tree. 15 cm. Series of five birch trunks ending in a carved ring. Kim Buck
Ring: Bonsai, 2012
Birch tree
15 cm
Series of five birch trunks ending in a carved ring
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Kim Buck. Ring: Pumpous, 2011. Kim Buck
Ring: Pumpous, 2011
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