Besökaren bjuds in till en utforskande lek om sensorisk perception av det textila materialet. IS THIS…? visar samtida textila verk, och verk med kopplingar till textil, av utövare från den danska föreningen KONTEMPO. IS THIS…? ingår i en dialogbaserad utställningsserie uppbyggd kring olika frågor. Tre tidigare utställningar har visats; IS THIS TEXTILE? (2016) där gränsen för vad textila verk kan vara undersöktes, IS THIS KNIT? (2017) som diskuterade stickning som textil teknik samt IS THIS COLOUR? där färg och hur arbetet med färg sker inom olika fält belystes.
Elisabeth Kiss www.k-o-n-t-o.dk Elisabeth Kiss is working in the crossfield of art and design. Her work is investigating the field of textiles in her own 3dimensional and experimental way. Elisabeth Kiss examins the limits within the way of seeing and perceiving textiles in matter of working with not common materials in the sense of a textile designer. Her work is colourful and the output can vary from installations, to sculpture, to print or video. Ellinor Ericsson www.ellinorericsson.com Ellinor Ericsson is a Swedish Textile and Furniture Designer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is working in the field of interior design and home accessories, also creating concepts and brand identities as well as experimenting with structures, craft techniques and questioning the difference between art and design. Kristine Mandsberg www.kristinemandsberg.com Kristine designs visual, sensory and spatial experiences, in the form of installations, decorations, objects and surfaces.Visually she works with a graphic design language, and with a striking colour scheme.Her work often has a playful and changeable element to it, and often you are allowed to touch her work. Kristine’s work is somewhere in between 2D and 3D, always focusing on surfaces, materials, colours and patterns.
Laura Kirk www.laurakirk.dk Laura Kirk is a danish textile designer based in Copenhagen. Laura Kirk practice a vivid range of different materials and techniques in her works. She is driven by a strong interest in the relationship between colour and material, object and composition, and explores this in various ways. Independent work as well as interdisciplinary collaborations, together with ceramic and furniture designers, is performed in order to examine colours, patterns and textures in a spatial context.
Marie Hugsted www.hugsted.dk Marie writes about design, teach design and develops new teaching materials on design. She has developed the design methodology “The Art Studio of the Mouth” which is a method for idea generation based on mouth feel. As textile designer Marie is interested in the processes behind the product. When she sees a chair, a coffeepot or a lamp, she wonders... What is it made of? What does it feel like to touch? Her work is a result of her own curiosity. Marlene Klok www.marleneklok.dk Marlene Klok is a Copenhagen based artist who works in a range of mediums such as; collage, sculpture, installation, and mixed media. Her work and process are influenced by the narrative and playfulness found in art brut and folk art and is often diverted from the obvious beautiful. She is driven by a love of all things handmade, and primarily work in unpretentious materials like paper or textiles. Rikke H. Bjerg Rikke H. Bjerg is a Danish textile- and graphic designer who works with juxtaposing materials and techniques in sculptures. The sculptures work within the field of creating tactile- and sensory storytelling in spatial contexts. With a strong eye for graphic expression she always works with an experimental and curious approach to textiles, material and method. She investigates the contrasts that rises when setting unexpected tactilities together. Signe Møller Jensen www.fnubbu.com Signe Møller Jensen is a textile designer, currently working for the children’s interior design brand Liewood based in Copenhagen. She has over 12 years experience working within fashion and interior design, having had her own fashion brand Fnubbu specifically designing knitwear, developing brand identity, concept development, styling and making products within many different areas of design, but always working with a textile designers point of view and expertise.
KONTEMPO är en förening som arbetar för att främja textilområdet i ett modernt sammanhang. KONTEMPO består av nordiskt baserade utövare inom textilområdet och har ett internationellt perspektiv, fokus ligger på arbetet med moderna textilier. Föreningen vill visa på hur det textila området kan bidra till konst, kommersiell design, hantverk, utbildning och forskning. KONTEMPO är en plattform som ger medlemmarna möjlighet att upprätta nätverk och samarbete både internt och externt med verksamheter, industri, kommuner, institutioner, andra föreningar, museer och gallerier. KONTEMPO etablerades i slutet av 2015 och har ca 100 aktiva medlemmar.