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Utzon Center

Slotspladsen 4
9000 Aalborg


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NORNS - Sense it

May 13th 2016 to Sep 4th 2016

Architecture, fashion and light meet at Utzon Center

NORNS is a special exhibition at the Utzon Center from May 13th. - October 23th. 2016. The exhibition is the culmination of a new transatlantic collaboration between Annemette Beck (DK), Sofie Kinch (DK) and Cecilia Ramos (NY). The three exhibitors contribute to the project each with their different creative disciplines, yet with the common ground that they have all worked with leading fashion houses, architects and artists globally to realize stunning environmental experiences.

The unique architecture of the Utzon Center has been especially considered for this exhibition. Like the roots of a tree, the arch of the ceiling at the Utzon Center stretches up toward a natural opening of light 10 meters above floor level. It is in this room that the visitors are presented with 4 primary installations, created within the field of textiles (Beck), atmosphere (Kinch) and lighting (Ramos).


The special exhibition NORNS at the Utzon Center is an ambitious exhibition-project touring the world presenting Nordic cultural history in a new artistic interpretation.


About the Exhibition

Behind the project is textile-artist and owner of Beck Textiles; Annemette Beck (DK), architect, Ph.d. in Atmospheric design at Beck Textiles; Sofie Kinch (DK) and leading architect and author at L'Observatoire International, Cecilia Ramos (NY). Beck Textiles designs and hand-weaves interior textiles for fashion houses including Chanel, Christian Dior and Armani. L'Observatoire International is renowned for light design and cooperates with museums such as the Guggenheim, Fondation Louis
Vuitton and The Metropolitan Museum among others.


The title NORNS comes from Norse mythology and refers to the three Fates named Ur, Verdande and Skuld. The Norns live under Yggdrasil, the tree of the world, where they weave the thread of life of the humans.