CHART DESIGN 2017 - LILLIAN TØRLEN
Inaugurated in 2016 as part of CHART ART FAIR, CHART DESIGN will this year present a curated programme entitled WHAT IT IS, WHEN IT IS NOT. The programme focuses on the ambiguity of design and will include a series of talks, performative lectures and public space projects. WHAT IT IS, WHEN IT IS NOT acts as a prelude to the expansion of CHART DESIGN into an increasingly adventurous fair, exhibition and communication platform hosted in a unique off-site location in 2018.
Amongst others WHAT IT IS, WHEN IT IS NOT includes Norwegian ceramicist Lillian Tørlen. Tørlen is interested in how people experience
their immediate surroundings and uses sculpture and installation to invite the viewer to re-evaluate spaces and materials in form and function. Her site-specific project Resonance is a sprawling installation comprising multiple porcelain sheets made for the Copenhagen architecture on the route between Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Copenhagen Contemporary. The handmade sheets resemble pieces of paper or handkerchiefs scattered by the wind and caught in cracks of brick walls, lamp posts and balconies.
CHART DESIGN is supported by Nordic Culture Point, Denmark's National Bank Anniversary Foundation, Norwegian Crafts and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for this project.