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Teach us to outgrow our madness

Exhibition  /  27 May 2010  -  19 Jun 2010
Published: 21.05.2010
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Platina is pround to present the exhibit “Teach us to outgrow our madness”. The title is borrowed from the Japanese author, Kenzaburo Oe. It refers to transition, the desire to evolve into a state of wisdom, but touches also on our need for others to help us learn.

Artist list

Karen Pontoppidan, Miro Sazdic
Karen Pontoppidan is a jewelry artist who was born in Denmark, educated in Munich and is currently a professor at Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.
Miro Sazdic was born in former Yugoslavia, but moved to Sweden at an early age. She was educated at Konstfack in Stockholm, and has for some time now been teaching there.

The title of the exhibit, “Teach us to outgrow our madness”, is borrowed from the Japanese author, Kenzaburo Oe. It refers to transition, the desire to evolve into a state of wisdom, but touches also on our need for others to help us learn.

Both of these artists are in the midst of life and they cast their gazes both forward and backward in time. They both look back on childhood, with its intuitive games and the non-learned attitude to the world that a child possesses.

The exhibit is divided into two rooms, illustrating childhood and the transition into the adult world. The first room places us in childhood. The floor is covered in feathers that move fleetingly in accord with the movements of the visitors. Who hasn’t, as a child, followed a feather’s peaceful journey through the air and been amazed at its path? And Karen Pontoppidan adds,

“If the room has been deserted after a pillow fight or if it reminds us of a dreamlike childhood wish, this we leave to the visitor to decide.”
Miro Sazdic. Piece: Phantom Limb. Mixed media. Miro, SazdicPiece: Phantom LimbMixed mediaPhoto by Staffan Löwstedt. Miro Sazdic
Piece: Phantom Limb
Mixed media


Miro, Sazdic
Piece: Phantom Limb
Mixed media
Photo by Staffan Löwstedt
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Miro Sazdic. Piece: Phantom Limb. Mixed media. Miro, SazdicPiece: Phantom LimbMixed mediaPhoto by Staffan Löwstedt. Miro Sazdic
Piece: Phantom Limb
Mixed media


Miro, Sazdic
Piece: Phantom Limb
Mixed media
Photo by Staffan Löwstedt
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Miro Sazdic. Piece: 1976. Mixed media. Miro, SazdicPiece: 1976Mixed mediaPhoto by Staffan Löwstedt. Miro Sazdic
Piece: 1976
Mixed media


Miro, Sazdic
Piece: 1976
Mixed media
Photo by Staffan Löwstedt
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Miro Sazdic. Piece: 1976. Mixed media. Miro, SazdicPiece: 1976Mixed mediaPhoto by Staffan Löwstedt. Miro Sazdic
Piece: 1976
Mixed media


Miro, Sazdic
Piece: 1976
Mixed media
Photo by Staffan Löwstedt
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Miro Sazdic. Piece: 1976. Mixed media. Miro, SazdicPiece: 1976Mixed mediaPhoto by Staffan Löwstedt. Miro Sazdic
Piece: 1976
Mixed media


Miro, Sazdic
Piece: 1976
Mixed media
Photo by Staffan Löwstedt
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Miro Sazdic. Piece: Untitled. Mixed media. Miro, SazdicPiece: UntitledMixed mediaPhoto by Staffan Löwstedt. Miro Sazdic
Piece: Untitled
Mixed media


Miro, Sazdic
Piece: Untitled
Mixed media
Photo by Staffan Löwstedt
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Miro Sazdic. Piece: Phantom Limb. Mixed media. Miro, SazdicPiece: Phantom LimbMixed mediaPhoto by Staffan Löwstedt. Miro Sazdic
Piece: Phantom Limb
Mixed media


Miro, Sazdic
Piece: Phantom Limb
Mixed media
Photo by Staffan Löwstedt
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Miro Sazdic. Piece: 1976. Mixed media. Miro, SazdicPiece: 1976Mixed mediaPhoto by Staffan Löwstedt. Miro Sazdic
Piece: 1976
Mixed media


Miro, Sazdic
Piece: 1976
Mixed media
Photo by Staffan Löwstedt
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Karen Pontoppidan. Pendant: Family Portraits. Mixed media. Karen, PontoppidanPendant: Family PortraitsMixed media. Karen Pontoppidan
Pendant: Family Portraits
Mixed media


Karen, Pontoppidan
Pendant: Family Portraits
Mixed media

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Karen Pontoppidan. Pendant: Home. Mixed media. Karen, PontoppidanPendants: HomeMixed media. Karen Pontoppidan
Pendant: Home
Mixed media


Karen, Pontoppidan
Pendants: Home
Mixed media

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Karen Pontoppidan. Pendant: Home. Mixed media. Karen, PontoppidanPendant: HomeMixed media. Karen Pontoppidan
Pendant: Home
Mixed media


Karen, Pontoppidan
Pendant: Home
Mixed media

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Karen Pontoppidan. Pendant: Family Portraits. Mixed media. Karen, PontoppidanPendant: Family PortraitsMixed media. Karen Pontoppidan
Pendant: Family Portraits
Mixed media


Karen, Pontoppidan
Pendant: Family Portraits
Mixed media

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