Exhibition at the Chinese Pavilion
The exhibition Going elsewhere – Material Interpretations of the Chinese Pavilion present the works of nine artists working with craft. The exhibition is the result of a year-long collaboration between the Royal Court of Sweden and Konstfack’s Research Lab CRAFT course.
All course participants are professional practitioners with material-based practices who have delved deeper into their artistic research with the historical environment as a source of inspiration. The participants in the Research Lab CRAFT course at the University of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack), have used the pavilion as a starting point in their artistic work. The hope is that this will enrich visitors’ experience of the Chinese Pavilion and encourage them to see the place from new perspectives.
The artists involved are: Åsa Andersson, Sebastian Hägelstam, Vilda Kvist, Cecilia Levy, Kristin Larsson, Frida Lindberg, Kristina Lundsjö, Sameeksha Mehra and Eva Skärlund.
The Chinese Pavilion in Drottningholm Palace Park was constructed in 1753 as a birthday present for Queen Lovisa Ulrika. In keeping with the trends of 18th century Europe, the pavilion reflects the European fantasy of China. The building, interiors and objects imported from various parts of Asia tell us as much about Sweden as they do about China and remind us of our long history of shared ideas, movement and international collaboration. The pavilion is a perfect place to escape everyday life and daydream, both in the 18th century and today. Learn more about the history of the Chinese Pavilion.
the royal court in collaboration with University of Arts, Crafts and Design (konstfack)
The exhibition Going elsewhere – Material Interpretations of the Chinese Pavilion runs from 28 June to 22 August 2021 at the Chinese Pavilion, daily at kl. 10:00–16:00. The exhibition is included in the entrance fee to the palace.
Research Lab Craft på Konstfack har tidigare samarbetat med Hallwylska museet (2018-2019) och Etnografiska museet (2019-2020).
Exhibition curators: Professor Matt Smith (Konstfack) and Exhibition Curator Bronwyn Griffith (the Royal Court of Sweden).
Top image: Work of art by Cecilia Levy, Konstfack. Photo: Karin Björkquist