MAPPING DENMARK IV
MAPPING DENMARK IV
BACKHAUS-BROWN IN COLLABORATION WITH EGEVÆRK
06.10. – 29.12. 2018
A selection of Glasskibe created by Nanna Backhaus Brown and Andrew Jason Brown in collaboration with Egeværk.
Nanna Backhaus Brown and Andrew Brown have collaborated since 1993, when they opened Glassmedjen, their joint glass studio. From 2008 placed by the habour in Hundested, Denmark. Over the years they have become well known for their glass designs inspired by and using traditional Venetian techniques with a touch of Scandinavian aesthetics.
Backhaus-Brown have recently gained international recognition for their Glasskibe, carried out in glass and wood – a series of unique Viking ships created in close collaboration with their Hundested neighbours, cabinetmakers, Mette Bentzen and Lasse Kristensen.
The exhibition at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft presents about 20 individually shaped and decorated glass ships inspired by Viking ships and Nordic gods, some of which have been shown in London, Chicago, Seattle and Venice among other places. Each ship is designed individually and Nanna and Andrew work closely together in the glass studio making the glass part. Nanna chooses the colours of the ships and helps decide decorations and artistic expression, and Andrew carries out the coldworking cutting, grinding and polishing the patterns into the surface of the glass using traditional Italian techniques. The wooden part is made by Egeværk.
The colours express a contemporary approach and are adjusted to the different kinds of wood used for each ship, which should be understood as an abstraction, rather than a copy of a Viking ship.
This exhibition is the fourth in a series of exhibitions, which presents Danish glass artists and studios under the title ”Mapping Denmark”.
The exhibition can be seen from 06.10.2018 – 29.12.2019.
The exhibition has kindly been supported by:
Margrethe og Johs. F. la Cours Fond
From top down: “Idavang”, “Vimur”, Nanna Backhaus Brown, Andrew Brown, Mette Bentzen and Lasse Kristensen. Nanna and Andrew in their studio. Bottom, left: “Mjølner”. Photos: Christian Warrer, Mew (portrait photos)
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