Krabbesholm Hojskole presents Four Boxes Gallery designed by Atelier Bow-Wow

Krabbesholm Højskole

September 24, 2009

Atelier Bow-Wow
Four Boxes Gallery

Opening reception: Saturday, October 3rd, 2009, 4.30–6.30 pm


Krabbesholm Højskole
Krabbesholm Allé 15
DK 7800 Skive
post [​at​] krabbesholm.dk
http://www.krabbesholm.dk

Krabbesholm is pleased to announce the opening of Four Boxes Gallery, a new exhibition space designed by Japanese architects Atelier Bow-Wow.

On the green lawn of Krabbesholm, between the white-washed facades of the Craftsmen’s School and the redbrick Idé-Pro factory stands a new building designed by Japanese architects Atelier Bow-Wow. It is a building that is quintessentially Japanese, yet also strangely oversized and villa-like, and it extends with its clear-cut concrete edges the built vocabulary of Krabbesholm. Like an upwardly striving bento box in which each individual room has grown out of the whole, the building supplements the creative workshops, residential facilities and common rooms of Krabbesholm by adding long-awaited exhibition facilities to the complex. Here both students from the school and artists, architects and designers invited will exhibit their works. The building is named the Four Boxes Gallery because of its layout: outdoor galleries and a light big indoor gallery make up the two lower boxes of the building. The middle, third box is a smaller exhibition room, and the fourth box at the top is a private workshop area for artists in residence.

The architects’ main interest has been to express a spatial relational composition: “What we actually did at Krabbesholm was to create a spatial relationship on which we superimposed a hierarchy of light. This creates a simple yet beautifully complex architecture. We refer to this fusion of space and light as ‘gap spaces’, which are the leftover spaces in between the four boxes of the gallery that bring light into the building.” Momoyo Kaijima, the female half of Atelier Bow-Wow.

Book launch
Krabbesholm is launching a new book as part of the school’s book series: ” Four Boxes Gallery”, featuring an interview with Momoyo Kaijima, the female half of Atelier Bow-Wow. Text by Danish architects Rikke Lequick Larsen and Tanja Jordan. 64 pages.

Opening exhibition: “Collective Spirits”
Works by Atelier Bow-Wow (J), Yvette Brackman (US/DK), Kajsa Dahlberg (SE), Nina Beier & Marie Lund (DK/UK) and Søren Martinsen (DK).

Opening concert by Stormhat/Peter Bach Nicolaisen (DK).

Companion exhibition showcases Morten Engel’s winning project from the design competition Bow-Wow-Stool, arranged by Krabbesholm in cooperation with PP Furniture.

“Collective Spirits” opens on Saturday October 3rd. On view till October 30th.

Krabbesholm Højskole
Founded in 1885, Krabbesholm is an old college rich in tradition. Occupying a special niche between a high school and university, Krabbesholm College is a Danish højskole which teaches subjects associated with art, architecture and design.

The højskole is a social experiment in which social interaction is crucial to its students’ education, and teaching is anti-authoritarian and opposed to the narrow structures of the established educational system. As a result, subjects at the højskole are never taught for their own sake, and the strictly professional is not viewed as interesting in itself. Instead, the topics taught must be wider in scope and take as their point of departure the individual and the fundamental issues of human existence.

The spirit of experimentation animates Krabbesholm College’s interest in collaborating with artists, architects and designers from both Denmark and abroad. New ideas often developed in concert with visiting artists result in projects of great importance to the students and the school. One such project is a photo house built in cooperation with the Californian architecture school SCI-arc. Another yielded plans by Lars Tingskov Mikkelsen and Yvette Brackman for furnishing students’ rooms. A third a guest house by Cuban-American artist Jorge Pardo. A fourth project called “The Idea of a Chair” has elicited contributions from fifteen artists, architects and designers, including Ulrik Heltoft, Jason Dodge, Martin Boyce, Jorge Pardo and Chris Thurlbourne. And a fifth project is a book series of some 20 books – including books on Anton Vidokle, Jorge Pardo and Michel Auder – designed to recapitulate some of the many stimulating projects occasioned by Krabbesholm College.

Krabbesholm Højskole
Krabbesholm Allé 15
DK 7800 Skive
http://www.krabbesholm.dk
post [​at​] krabbesholm.dk

Press contact:
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