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Exhibition | Experiment - Clay and more opens in Hafnarborg

Design by Jenny Nordberg.

Friday, August 26th at 8 p.m. two exhibitions will be opened in Hafnarborg. This year‘s fall exhibition, Experiment - Clay and more, in the museum's main gallery and in Hafnarborg's Sverrir's gallery an exhibition by swedish designer Jenny Nordberg, 3 - 5 Seconds - Rapid, Handmade Production where Nordberg will do a performance.

Experiment - Clay and more is a conversation between visual culture and clay, in which clay enjoys many different expressions with references to traditions of industry, the arts, applied arts and design.
The participants come from various fields within the visual arts and the medium of clay is the common thread through their works. Some of the works in the exhibition are complete - others demonstrate methodical experimentation or working approaches.

The exhibitors are:

Aldís Bára Einarsdóttir
Anna Hallin
Bjarnheiður Jóhannsdóttir
Brynjar Sigurðarson
Búi Bjarmar Aðalsteinsson
Erna Elínbjörg Skúladóttir
Hanna Dís Whitehead
Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir
Daniel Durnin
Garðar Eyjólfsson
Gunnhildur Helgadóttir
Olga Bergmann
Páll Einarsson
Ragnheiður Ingunn Ágústsdóttir
Sigga Heimis
Sigrún Jóna norðdahl
Sigurður Guðmundsson
Sigurður Hauksson
Sigurlína Margrét Osuala
Theodóra Alfreðsdóttir
Veronika Sedlmair.

The exhibition is curated by architect Hildur Steinþórsdóttir and product designer Rúna Thors of the TOS design duo but their exhibition proposal was selected last fall when the museum called for exhibition proposals for the 2016 fall exhibition.

A curator's talk will be held in Hafnarborg on Saturday, August 27th at 2 p.m.

Jenny Nordberg

The exhibition and performance of the swedish designer Jenny Nordberg, 3 - 5 seconds - Rapid, Handmade Production is part of a larger and ongoing work about how we produce and consume today, how we’ve done historically and how we could do it in the future. In her performance in Hafnarborg Jenny goes into production mode and sets up a temporary assembly line to explore how the different elements of the handmade and the mass produced can coexist.

Jenny Nordberg (b. 1978) is an industrial designer MFA based in Malmö (Sweden), who works exploratory and interdisciplinary to expand the contemporary notion of design, and of the designer. Whether an experimental, conceptual or commercial project, her practice is always driven by a search for alternatives and counter-strategies to irresponsible mass production. Stylistically, her work is characterized by brutalism and minimalism cleverly combined, often leaning on chance as an important element. The project is sponsored in part by the Swedish embassy.