Welcome to Miami - Norway rolls in to Design Miami

E. von Krogh
Art by artist Elisabeth von Krogh on display during Design Miami

For the first time a Norwegian project is participating in Design Miami’s Design Curio program. The project named Insubordinate Creatures, is an installation showing art by textile artist Ellen Grieg and ceramic artist Elisabeth von Krogh and opens Tuesday December 5th 2018.

The Norwegian Consulate in New York have supported Norwegian designers and artists participating at Design Miami for several years. This year, Norwegian Crafts, in collaboration with Galleri Format, was selected by the curators to do a highlighted shows at Design Miami.

The concept for Design Curio is to let the participants present “cabinets of curiosity” throughout the fair. Each Curio will “challenge and contextualize familiar design narratives”.

Created together with Sean Griffiths of Modern Architect in London, Insubordinate Creatures plays with ambiguous dimensions—“seemingly random stripes on the walls, floor, and ceiling that when viewed from specific positions coalesce into three-dimensional illusions that “frame” the artworks”.

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy to the US and the Consulate General of New York have supported the Norwegian participation at this year’s show. The Consulate General have previously supported artists and designers taking part in Design Miami and facilitated a visits to Norway for one of Design Miami’s curators.

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