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The Way of Nature

Arite Fricke, Studio Fræ & Íkorninn

Reykjavík Maritime Museum
Grandagarður 8
101 Reykjavík

Opening times
23.03 | 10:00 - 17:00
24.03 | 10:00 - 17:00
25.03 | 10:00 - 17:00
26.03 | 10:00 - 17:00

Graphic and participatory design exhibition featuring posters and linocut prints on different paper, such as Chinese paper that is used for calligraphy and kite making. Visitors will get the chance to construct, decorate and fly an Alexander Bell tetrahedral kite.

Curator's talk
24.03. 16:00 - 17:00

Workshop for children
24.03. 14:30 - 16:30

Arite Fricke is a German designer and art teacher, who studied and worked both in Germany and Iceland. After receiving a diploma in art education (IAA) in August 2016 she works as an art teacher besides being a freelance graphic designer and kite making teacher in several institutions. Her master project “Hugarflug Playful Workshops” focuses on facilitating empowering, integrative, creative and educational activities such as kite making and kite flying. In 2016, Arite received a grant from the Icelandic Student Innovation Fund and was selected to present the project again for the Icelandic President's Innovation Prize. Arite's main input into the collaboration is to linocut and print on Chinese paper which is then used for the construction of tetrahedral kites - as invented by Alexander Bell in 1903. Arite will also be facilitating kite making workshops in the exhibition space during DesignMarch.

Shu Yi is a communication designer and photographic artist from Beijing, China. She has studied and worked in China, the UK and Iceland. She co-founded and is now working in Íkorninn — Squirrel ehf., an Iceland-based startup design studio that focuses on visual communication design, user-experience design and product design, together with Icelandic designer and artist Goddur. The Space Traveler is an ongoing project which was born out of a long-held affinity for whales, as well as an aspiration for whale and ocean protection. It explores the use of the hand-printing method in a modern design context. The exhibition will show handmade block prints and printed objects related to the theme of human and whale connection. In Iceland whales are not only an important economic issue, but also one deeply rich in symbolism. Among other things, whales are a barometer of environmental health. This collection is jointly about imagination and reality and brings awareness about whales.

Studio-fræ is a design studio founded by Niki Jiao and Li Yiwei, now based in Iceland where tourism is developing so sharply. Niki and Li hope to use their design as a bridge to reach people with their concern of this world. “TWINKLE TWINKLE is our new on-going project. We chose 7 kinds of stones from Icelandic nature as illustration elements, they are like precious stones and gems sparkling in the wild to us. Even though they might at first look ordinary and dull, they are still treasures as nature's gifts to people. They are just as valuable and beautiful as diamonds. We want to use this way of thinking to express the shining point of Icelandic nature. In this exhibition, we will present our illustrations and some applications of the graphic images.


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