EXHIBITIONS AUTUM 2017

 

EXHIBITIONS

Breathe#8, necklace, 2016, Mia Maljojoki, porcelain, pearls, gold, silk. Photo: Oona Heleena

6/9 – 30/9 ​

MIA MALJOJOKI

Bedtime Stories

 

 

How do we react in situations of crisis? How do you keep your balance in a shaky reality of ups and downs, everyday stress and global problems? What happens to secularisation? Mila Maljojoki’s exhibition at Four offers a resting place. Her wearable sculptures gives the wearer protection, power and a moment of quiet peace.

Mia Maljojoki is born and raised in Finland but since many years she lives and work in Munich. Her work provides a direct and spontaneous expression. At first glance they may even seem random, but the composition is balanced and carefully planned. Well-directed but unpredictable processes are refined with intuition and long artistic experience. Maljojoki combines strong colors and shapes with an elegance that creates harmony in a bold chaos.

 

The exhibition is presented as a part of GIBCA Extended: http://www.gibca.se/en/

 

13/10-4/11

TANEL VEENRE

CRUX

 

 

Tanel Veenre is searching for common grounds between the shape of the cross and shape of male genitalia. Power, religion and male dominance has had a crucial impact on Christian religion. As a jewellery artist Veenre analyses the subject through body related objects which plays with sacred themes and eroticism.

Estonian artist Tanel Veenre is one of the brightest stars in the jewellery universe. He brings up creatures from the depths of the oceans and covers them with a shimmer from distant galaxies. Tanel Veenre combines musical tones with aesthetics and poetry, creating a magical, magnetic world that attracts and captivates. Veenre also works as a professor of the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn.

 

The exhibition is presented as a part of GIBCA Extended: http://www.gibca.se/en/

 

Magic Flute III, necklace, Tanel Veenre, wood, silver, rock crystal. Photo: Tanel Veenre

 

Happy, necklace, 2016, Karin Johansson, gold, anodized aluminium, acrylic. Photo by: elStudio

10/11 –9/12

KARIN JOHANSSON

 

 

The work of Karin Johansson is difficult to describe. It holds lightness and weight, playfulness and gravity, spontaneity and carefully balanced planning. What appears to be a two-dimensional stylized butterfly shape may on closer examination reveal an impressive depth. The wings carry a detailed pattern and if you take it in your hand, you discover that it is not a fragile insect, but a solid metal object. A colourful necklace around someone's neck, slows down when it is taken off, and when it hangs on a wall it becomes a poetic work of art. Since 2007 Karin Johansson works as a professor at the Academy of Design and Craft in Gothenburg.

 

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OPENING HOURS

 

During the exhibition periods

Wednesday-Friday 12:00-18:00

Saturday 12:00-16:00

 

During summer and between exhibitions, open by appointment.

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