Welcome to the opening of Backa Carin Ivarsdotter's solo exhibition "Thoughts on Consumption and Function". Ivarsdotter has been sparsely with exhibitions in recent years, since she has mainly focused on public art. Therefore, we are very pleased to exhibit new works in "Thoughts on Consumption and Function", with mainly functional sculptural works. In this exhibition Ivarsdotter moves freely across borders; she combines ceramics, glass, wood, textile, metal and fur in work with sound, light, feel and smell to a kind of whole. The opening will be held at Berg Gallery on Birger Jarlsgatan 67 in Stockholm on Tuesday, February 6 between 5 and 8 pm, and along with the Stockholm Design Week.
Ivarsdotter's artistry takes off in nature as a sacred power and the mindless exploitation of it. Her missing of untouched nature and the alienation to the earth has made her create her own version of nature and symbolism. Ivarsdotter thinks nature is difficult to interpret and yet fascinating and at the same time scary. But her works and installations do not attempt to imitate true nature, they are rather an inner version of nature symbolism filtered through television and dreams. Her version of nature contains as much of true nature as of the childhood spell forests and the symbols of her dreams.
Ivardotter's starting point for the exhibition has been a lot of fragmentary thoughts and facts, such as:
"There was something magical in crafts. It was almost supernatural to be a swordsman. Magic was tied to the object and rites. "
"Mankind has wiped out 130,000 or seven percent of all known animal species on earth."
"Female crafts always have had low status. All these hours of embroidery. Expertise and knowledge. Now we do not have time. "
"Nature is dangerous and impossible to tame. We will all die, but the earth will remain. And it will conquer us all whatever we try to do. "
"How many objects makes you happy? Where is the limit? It's impossible to live completely without objects. "