From April to June 2008, ILLUMINATORS new media exhibition is presented at Yekaterinburg Koltsovo" airport in Russia. The artworks have been selected on a competitive basis by an international Jury Board.
Among 500 contemporary art works from 34 countries, "Rapahaelite Toolbox" by Robert Brecevic and Geska Helena Andersson, featuring Swedish choreographer and dancer Anna Koch, has been chosen to be exhibited in one of the round spots of lights floating/ hovering free in the airport cubage.
Raphaelite Toolbox is a silent instructive piece, depicting a woman who is relating to a set of different tools. Her strange companionship to these objects that may well have been collected from the confiscated items at the airports security control is filtered through movement and time. The transience of dance blends with the intimacy of film, exploring both rhythm and visuality.
Johan Redström, senior researcher and design director, is one of the designers participating in the exhibition "Examining Form" at Nationalmuseum 27 March - 27 August.From Nationalmuseums website:Nationalmuseums permanent exhibitions of applied art and modern design can now be viewed in a whole new light. Using subtle additions and newly created works of their own embedded in the exhibitions, six guest players interpret the design world of Nationalmuseum itself.Since 1885, when the applied art department was founded, Nationalmuseum has collected craft and applied art, later, also design objects. During the more than 120 years that have passed since then, the Museum has built up an extensive collection and acquired a vast body of knowledge on the subject. With the objects it has collected over the years and the many exhibitions it has staged, Nationalmuseum is one of the more prominent interpreters of craft and design in Sweden. But what would happen if we changed the rules and let other players interpret the museum? What tales would emerge about the Museum and its collections? In the Examining Form project, a craft artist, three designers, an artist and a choreographer have been invited to give their own personal interpretations of the Museum and its collection of applied art and modern design. They create interventions on site in the exhibitions Modern Design and Design in Sweden. There, visitors will be able to view newly created works side by side with subtle additions to the Museums own exhibits. The works created for Examining Form comment on the Museums role as an interpreter, its approach to craft and design, and its history. The participants are the designers Andreas Nobel, Johan Redström and Matilda Plöjel, the craft artist Zandra Ahl, the artist Markus Degerman, and Malin Elgàn, a choreographer. Exhibition Curator Christina Zetterlund.