Filed under: Exhibition

SEASON 4 — OAZA GOES NORTH: 3 February

For Season 4 Underverk has invited the design collective OAZA from Croatia to exhibit their ‘Handed Down’ collection in Stockholm. Together we host a food workshop and discuss Croatian food and craft traditions.

The collection investigates different aspects of Croatian tradition within craft, as well as various possibilities of innovations in the given context. Series of projects and developed products related to ‘Handed Down’ concept are a result of a strategy which mainly uses historical, cultural and social resources throughout the developing phases, and acts as a reflection on forming new relations in specific local environment and its requirements. By strong virtue of conceptual and problem-based character, the project unfolds space for possible deliberation and positive promotion of Croatian design.

The selected collection of objects and concepts establishes a direct relation with existing artefacts strongly rooted in tradition, as well as it provides their new modernity by using new technologies, which helps to bring new values and functions of these objects. The design approach reflects itself by activating and preserving forgotten crafts and techniques, and through the exchange of knowledge between designers and artisans, consequently opening up a discourse for potential follow-up and collaborative scenarios, which Oaza is very keen on realising.

Opening Reception
OAZA GOES NORTH
February 3, 19:00—21:00
B13, Brännkyrkagatan 13c

An exhibition showcasing five unique products from OAZA’s ‘Handed Down’ concept. Come meet Nina Bačun and Maja Kolar from the collective and enjoy some Croatian treats.

Rogoz backpacks will be available to purchase, limited supply. Underverk’s graphic designer Ludwig Haslberger has designed an exclusive kitchen towel for the exhibition which will also be for sale.

Leading up to the exhibition Studio Daphne Zuilhof will lure in the curious visitors with intriguing light reflections. Zuilhof works with the subtle beauty of light reflections, evoking wonder and curiosity. In the outside space leading up to the exhibition lights are placed with an intriguing effect, created with the modest means of light and water.

EXHIBITION OBJECTS
Rogoz, 2013
Rogoz (backpack) was made as the Logožar (bag), from the past, used mostly for the purchase of food from the market. It is part of the material culture associated with the dying
tradition of wickerwork. Both are made on a loom from the bulrush plant treads. Elaboration and reinterpretation of logožar include updating of existing forms with the addition of new materials and functions (introducing backpack form), with the aim to target younger population.
Rogoz, model A (large) 900 SEK
Rogoz, model B (small) 800 SEK

Lightwear, 2012/13
Intriguing pageantry of women’s national costumes, as well as their fall into oblivion, have inspired a contemplation about the new contextualization that would bring them back to life
outside the museums. The bottom part of the costume from Bizovac (Croatia) embeds specific traditional handwork techniques, such as embroidery, needle lace and pleating. As a lampshade, it preserves the shape, typological layering and decorative details. In 2013 Lightwear was transferred from the realm of handmade to the industrial realm by using
the laser-cutting machine. New technology brings modern perspective to traditional handmade work, and enables a model for the preservation of certain motives from the
tradition.

Perserving Summer, 2013
Preserving Summer is the study of old-fashioned food preservation methods (conservation of value and quality). Existing utilitarian objects, containers or tools are mostly improvised versions, and their usage only suggests lack of a better solution. The intention of designing products for canning that combine several functions (food processing, storage and serving her) tends to popularize these traditional methods. The
usage logic is being read from the design and selection and finishing of materials. The finished product promotes locally specific food combinations and their preparation together
with a recipe for its reconstruction.

Oil on 2013
Functional set highlights the value and quality of olive oil as an independent food and investigating influence of its serving in relation to its use. Container for olive oil consists of an applicator in the form of a ball for controlled dispensing and smearing oil on the bread on the principle of a roll on.

Rakija to go, 2013
Collective fascination with the national drink is a product of mystical effect of this liquid that practically cures and fixes everything. Glass modification of Rakija obtaining apparatus,
literally exposes chemical processes of fermentation and distillation, otherwise hidden within the context of the house and backyard. The project problematizes home alcohol production restriction regulated by EU laws, and forced upon this very important segment of the country’s tradition.

Photo by Domagoj Kunić and Mare Milin.

More...

Video: Sense Lab

Sense Lab is an exhibition form where people engage in sensory experiments that stimulate and awakens all our senses by using our smell, sight, sound, taste, touch and intuition in new combinations.

Curated by Underverk showcasing work by Maja Frögård, Andrejs Ljunggren, Henrik Ljunggren, Jacob Stenman, Daphne Zuilhof, Cecilia Callander and Josefin Vargö.

More...

Arbeta gör man, ändå dör man: 5 April

Date: Saturday, 5 April, 14.00-16.00 (rsvp by March 28)
Address : Kuben, Fittja
Type: Meal, Voluntary Contribution

Ayhan Aydin and Livia Prawitz will design a unique meal experience as part of Underverk’s Season 2.

“We will gather around the fire in a parking lot in Fittja; the urban environment and nature meet in a barbecue, which we share together. The food served originates from the sea. The factory is present with its welfare and efficiency, but at the same time a struggle for a different kind of distribution is ever-present. In the rubble of the riots the canteen is being built, where the second part of the meal is consumed. We savour what is normally burnt.”

Limited places, to join rsvp to hej@underverk.in before March 28th.

Photo from Ayhan Aydin and Livia Prawitz.

More...

Big Candy Bang: 6 March

Exotikdot and Ami Izaki will design an edible installation for Underverk’s Season 2.

They are planning to explore different ways of perceiving the sense of taste through other senses like sight and touch. They aim to create a piece that will evolve according to the audiences participation, which will require changing its form by grabbing and consuming it. Their challenge involves materializing taste and making it visually glow and transform in space and through time.

Date: 6th of March, 2014
Time: 18:00-21:00
Address: Brännkyrkagatan 13, 11820 Stockholm

RSVP to hej@underverk.in

Photo from Exotikdot

More...

Season 2 — Sinnen: 6 Feb —12 April

Design is not only something you can see and touch. It’s also found in the experience you hear, smell and taste. The second season is based on our senses.

Nine artists and designers have been invited to interpret the word “Synesthesia” to create an interactive experience that involves more than one sense.

We see that many artists and designers are working more interdisciplinary, developing new methods and tools for researching and experimenting to create new challenging work. With a growing interest in combining the senses in innovative ways, an exciting development is taking place. We highlight this process and invite people to use their senses to create a more intimate and complex experience. Looking forward to seeing you during the season!

• March 6, 18:00—21:00
Brännkyrkagatan 13b
Big Candy Bang, an edible nstallation by Exotikdot and Ami Izaki.
RSVP to hej@underverk.in

• April 5, 14:00—16:00
Kuben, Fittja
Arbeta gör man, ändå dör man, a unique meal experience by Ayhan Aydin and Livia Prawitz.
Limited places, to join rsvp to hej@underverk.in before March 28th.

• April 12, 12:00—18:00
Lövholmsgränd 12, Platform Stockholm
Sense Lab, an exploration of our senses by Underverk and Maja Frögård, Andrejs Ljunggren, Henrik Ljunggren, Jacob Stenman, Daphne Zuilhof, Cecilia Callander and Josefin Vargö.

More...

Video: Stefanie Hessler with Jour Fixe

Curator Stefanie Hessler talks to UNDERVERK about Jour Fixe and what it means to arrange art exhibitions at home.

Photography: Daniel Rossi

More...

Jour Fixe / Ylva Trapp

For the fifth edition of Jour Fixe, Ylva Trapp created a new site specific sound piece from the apartment. Homes have their own specific timeliness and their stories are woven by the people who over the years inhabit them. Trapp traces the independent existence of the rooms and evokes a moment of co-presence with the apartment’s possible past. By selecting and amplifying certain aspects of the place, she creates a situation that is bordering on the uncanny and takes the visitor centre stage.

Jour Fixe happens on selected Friday nights in Stockholm: a regular meeting of experiencing art, food, drinks and conversations at home. This edition of Jour Fixe took place in collaboration with UNDERVERK’s Season 1 – Hemmet.

Ylva Trapp, born 1981 in Uppsala, lives and works in Stockholm.

Studied Art in the Public Realm at Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm and Fine Art at the Art Academy in Umeå.

Her artistic work deals with the everyday appearances of poetry and politics. It can be in the close study of the absurd consequences caused by the shortage of housing or the subtle duplications of all the stains on a studio-floor. It can be done in the repeating of fractions of un-noticed body movements or the adding of 1:1 scaled drawing fitting into the environment.

Runs a moveable art space, Konsthall323, in a red Volkswagen Golf together with Frida Krohn. Collaborates in some work with Ellakajsa Nordström.

For further info see www.ylvatrapp.se

More...

Jour Fixe / Ylva Trapp: 15 November

Welcome to the fifth edition of Jour Fixe. Jour Fixe happens on selected Friday nights in Stockholm: a regular meeting of experiencing art, food, drinks and conversations at home. This edition of Jour Fixe takes place in collaboration with UNDERVERK’s Season 1 – Hemmet.

For this occasion, Ylva Trapp has created new work deriving from the location where it is shown – the apartment. Homes have their own specific timeliness and their stories are woven by the people who over the years inhabit them. Trapp traces the independent existence of the rooms and evokes a moment of co-presence with the apartment’s possible past. By selecting and amplifying certain aspects of the place, she creates a situation that is bordering on the uncanny and takes the visitor centre stage.

Curated by Stefanie Hessler

Join us on Friday, 15 November 2013, between 18.30 – 21.30.

Space is limited! RSVP to steffihessler@gmail.com before Friday 15.00.

Karlbergsvägen 70B, 3 tr. Stockholm

T-bana S:t Eriksplan

***

Ylva Trapp, born 1981 in Uppsala, lives and works in Stockholm.

Studied Art in the Public Realm at Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm and Fine Art at the Art Academy in Umeå.

Her artistic work deals with the everyday appearances of poetry and politics. It can be in the close study of the absurd consequences caused by the shortage of housing or the subtle duplications of all the stains on a studio-floor. It can be done in the repeating of fractions of un-noticed body movements or the adding of 1:1 scaled drawing fitting into the environment.

Runs a moveable art space, Konsthall323, in a red Volkswagen Golf together with Frida Krohn. Collaborates in some work with Ellakajsa Nordström.

For further info see www.ylvatrapp.se

Photo by Ylva Trapp.

Supported by Stockholms Stad.

More...

T37

Since Oscar moved in to his apartment on Timmermansgatan 37 in Stockholm, he found himself constantly documenting the space and its contents. It was not until the autumn of 2012 he realised that his documentations were not just photographs of random stuff he had at home, but were instead a medium to understand himself, his surroundings and his relationship to his home better. When he realised this, he decided to move out of his apartment for six months to distance himself from that home in order to discover what that environment meant to him. In the exhibition T37 you could find his search for that meaning.

Oscar Poulsen, born 1981 in Stockholm, has a bachelors degree in media and communications from Stockholm’s University. He was a co-founder of the platform for young photographers called Vidvinkel Foto. Today only the Vidvinkel Magazine he produces remains. Oscar works as a professional photographer and teaches photography at Berghs School of Communication.

Photo by Oscar Poulsen.

Med stöd från Stockholms Stad och Berghs School of Communication.

More...

T37: 18/10-19/10/2013

In collaboration with Underverk for Season 1 — Hemmet, photographer Oscar Poulsen empties his entire apartment and showcases 50-60 photographs and texts of his home produced during 2008—2013.

Since Oscar moved in to his apartment on Timmermansgatan 37 in Stockholm, he found himself constantly documenting the space and its contents. It was not until the autumn of 2012 he realised that his documentations were not just photographs of random stuff he had at home, but were instead a medium to understand himself, his surroundings and his relationship to his home better. When he realised this, he decided to move out of his apartment for six months to distance himself from that home in order to discover what that environment meant to him. In the exhibition T37 you will find his search for that meaning.

We are looking forward to take part of it.

Open on October 18, 17.30—22:00
and October 19, 14:00—22:00
Timmermansgatan 37, 5th floor.

Oscar Poulsen, born 1981 in Stockholm, has a bachelors degree in media and communications from Stockholm’s University. He was a co-founder of the platform for young photographers called Vidvinkel Foto. Today only the Vidvinkel Magazine he produces remains. Oscar works as a professional photographer and teaches photography at Berghs School of Communication.

Photo by Oscar Poulsen.

Med stöd från Stockholms Stad och Berghs School of Communication.

More...

PICKS FROM THE GUIDE