12th foxhole meeting

You are invited to attend the 12th foxhole meeting—a community project in collaboration with Minibar Artist Space. foxhole meetings aspire to assist independent curators and self-organized entities; the project is interested in creating and supporting its own safe zone or “foxhole” of self-sufficiency in Stockholm.

BLACKSPHERE: Introduction

» As a physical form, spheres and their 2D representations (circles) have been around since the beginning of time. As a symbolic image, the sphere appears throughout human history and human thought with unrivaled frequency. When we look around, we see the sphere in physics, biology, psychology, mythology, cosmology and just about every other -ology under the sun and including the sun.

As a symbolic representation of three-dimensional space, the sphere encompasses all things knowable—the atom, the cell, the earth, the sky and the universe. The sphere is the great container of all that is available to our senses and our scientific sensors.

In the world of time, the circle represents the beginning, the end and a return to the beginning. The sphere and the circle represent both the journey and the destination.

When thinking about the sphere, or when using it to describe our experience, we are contemplating the totality of interconnection. In the sphere, we see everything in relationship to everything else.

In the sphere, we see the patterns of being.

—Rob Lindstrom & Phil Lawson


» The sphere has the smallest surface area of all surfaces that enclose a given volume, and it encloses the largest volume among all closed surfaces with a given surface area.


Foxhole Meeting #12
Date: Tuesday, 01.14, 2014
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Minibar Artist Space
Address: Hälsingegatan 33, 113 31 Stockholm
T-bana: Odenplan / S:t Eriksplan

7 – 7:30 pm: introductions
7:30 – 8:30 pm: joint presentation + Q&A
8:30 – 9 pm: wind down


Note: All meetings are open to the general public. Refreshments await.

January’s Invited Artists / Speakers

Adam Grinovich is a jeweler, artist and designer born in the USA, currently living and working in Stockholm, Sweden. Grinovich has been working professionally on individual and collaborative projects since graduating from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts & Design in 2008. Grinovich is co-founder of the experimental jewelry group A5 (www.afive.se) and member of the newly established design collective Critical Plus (www.criticalplusdesign.com) alongside an individual studio practice. Grinovich has traveled to Amsterdam, working for a year at the studio of Dutch Designer / Artist Ted Noten, been involved in an investigative jewelry program in northern Vietnam and frequently visits the United States for workshops and lectures. Grinovich’s jewelry focuses on concrete and conceptual aspects of jewelry and how they relate to contemporary (sub)culture, traditional notions of value and glamour. www.adamgrinovich.com

Annika Pettersson can be described as an explorative, constructive jewelry artist. She often refers to traditional jewelry art in floral motifs as in works that span across several series. Pettersson creates flowers from discarded wood that have been separated apart along its fibers then reunited to create large, ornamental necklaces, brooches and rings. Her work references ornamental carving whilst at the same time stands in stark contrast to detailed techniques used in traditional woodwork. Her flowers carry a masculine sense of immediacy and a robust weight realized during their creation. The visible, creative act is a unifying gesture binding together all of Pettersson’s work—regardless of medium. www.annikapettersson.se

Image: BLACKSPHERE. Image from http://imgur.com/glUcJoe

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