Micael Geertsen Egevaerk Ida wieth

Again, this year, Køppe Contemporary Objects is present at the CHART DESIGN FAIR. The fair is held at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Oslo Plads 1 in Copenhagen, from 30 August to 1 September 2019.

The gallery presents works by:.Gitte Bjørn /Silver, Egeværk /Wood, Michael Geertsen /Ceramic, Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen /Paper, Morten Klitgaard /Glass, Per-René Larsen /Glass, Irene Nordli/ Ceramic, Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen /Ceramic, Ida Wieth /Glass 

At CHART DESIGN Køppe Contemporary Objects continues to showcase the artistic potential of crafts. We present pieces with a variety of expressions, where the process and the treatment of the materials determine the final result.  The pieces challenge conventional notions of the form and appearance of, for example, a shelf, a candleholder or a vase, including, on a more subtle note, the cultural history of the materials – what is hard, soft, transparent, solid, and is all that glitters gold? 

The participating artists and makers are all among the most experimental and technically skilled within their respective fields.  

køppe contemporary objects is a gallery & presentation platform for sculptural objects at the intersection of art and craft.

Køppe Contemporary Objects has relocated to Bornholm. The beautiful island in the Baltic, with its longstanding craft tradition, was the first location in Europe to be awarded the title of ‘World Craft Region’ by the World Craft Council, in 2017. And for good reason. The island is teeming with activities. It is home to the Craft – Glass and Ceramics programme of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, it has excellent exhibition venues, a world-class art museum and a vast number of glass and ceramics workshops that deliver tableware to the country’s gourmet restaurants.

Going forward, Køppe Contemporary Objects will be presenting exhibitions on Bornholm during the summer season, while the gallery continues to stage exhibitions in Copenhagen and on art fairs around Europe during the winter season.

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to Køppe Contemporary Objects’ new gallery space at no. 2 Nordvangen in Nexø on the Danish island of Bornholm. Throughout the summer months, the gallery presents Danish craft exhibitions with an emphasis on artists and makers from Bornholm.

You are also welcome to visit the Danish ceramicist Michael Geertsen’s workshop, which is on the premises

Throughout the summer, the gallery is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11.00 to 17.00 as well as by appointment.

 

Michael Geertsen

Køppe Contemporary Objects was founded by architect Bettina Køppe, who has extensive experience as a gallery-owner and curator in the field of craft objects.

Køppe cooperates closely with a group of artists who share an interest in the inherent possibilities of materials and the historical qualities associated with traditional crafts and techniques. The artists share a passion for exploring the meaning of objects in relation to function and iconography. Another common feature of their work is their focus on combining tradition with interpretation and experimentation to create works that hold contemporary relevance.