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What is not by David Clarke and Anders Ljungberg

Exhibition  /  18 Oct 2015  -  08 Nov 2015
Published: 06.10.2015
Anders Ljungberg. Object: Handled #2, 2011. Silver, used handles. 14 x 15 x 17 cm. Photo by: Håkansson/Mannberg. Anders Ljungberg
Object: Handled #2, 2011
Silver, used handles
14 x 15 x 17 cm
Photo by: Håkansson/Mannberg
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Intro
Metalsmith David Clarke  and silversmith Anders Ljungberg are investigating the characteristics of metal. Both artist are dealing with the contradictions the material has to offer, up until they see themselves confronted with a void, a space which is questioning the object.

Artist list

David Clarke, Anders Ljungberg
About the Artists:
 
David Clarke is one of the strongest metalsmith currently working and easily the most prominent avantgarde figure in the medium in the UK through his own studio work, he has mounted a vibrant challenge to settled assumptions about his medium. While he is capable of good  craftsmanship, the value of his work is primarly expressive, conceptual and poetic, and because of his rather devilish turn of mind - he has a wicked sense of humor and satire, and an ability to poke holes in inflated values - he has had a dramatic effect in exhibition contexts here. He is like a jester in the court of contemporary craft.
/ Glenn Adamson, Director of the Museum of Arts & Design, NYC.


Anders Ljungberg
I have in my work, as a silversmith, focused upon an amount of different values in everyday use and the actions included in this. What i’m trying to describe is something that everyone is aware of even if we’re not mentioning it or give it no  space in a time when the consumption of the thing is given  a value greater than the using of it. my belief is that in the everyday is stories created about us, which may not always be possible, or for that matter necessary, to put into words, but which have something essential to offer if we were present in our actions and not just saw them as a transport into the next phase of the day.
I'm describing a situation where user, room and  object are elements in a story that hopefully can  say  something significant about our  time.
/ Anders Ljungberg,Professor, Head of Department at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.



Opening: 18-Oct-2015 - 11.30am
 
David Clarke. Vessels: Untitled, 2015. Aluminium foil, pewter. 8 x 6 x 8 cm. Photo by: David Clarke. David Clarke
Vessels: Untitled, 2015
Aluminium foil, pewter
8 x 6 x 8 cm
Photo by: David Clarke
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David Clarke. Vessels: Untitled, 2015. Aluminium foil, pewter. 45 x 30 x 8cm. Photo by: David Clarke. David Clarke
Vessels: Untitled, 2015
Aluminium foil, pewter
45 x 30 x 8cm
Photo by: David Clarke
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David Clarke. Vessels: Untitled, 2015. Aluminium foil, pewter. 45 x 30 x 8cm. Photo by: David Clarke. David Clarke
Vessels: Untitled, 2015
Aluminium foil, pewter
45 x 30 x 8cm
Photo by: David Clarke
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Anders Ljungberg. Object: Bag Beneath #1, 2015. Wood, silver. Photo by: Anders Ljungberg. Anders Ljungberg
Object: Bag Beneath #1, 2015
Wood, silver
Photo by: Anders Ljungberg
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Anders Ljungberg. Object: Crawler #1, 2015. Wood, silver. Photo by: Anders Ljungberg. Anders Ljungberg
Object: Crawler #1, 2015
Wood, silver
Photo by: Anders Ljungberg
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Anders Ljungberg. Object: Exteriorized, 2015. Wood, silver. Photo by: Anders Ljungberg. Anders Ljungberg
Object: Exteriorized, 2015
Wood, silver
Photo by: Anders Ljungberg
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