16–19 April 2015

Svarta Huset, Telefonplan, Stockholm

Press viewing and Professional Preview Wednesday 15 April

- See more at: http://www.supermarketartfair.com/#sthash.xv8e86bp.dpuf

16–19 April 2015

Svarta Huset, Telefonplan, Stockholm

Press viewing and Professional Preview Wednesday 15 April

- See more at: http://www.supermarketartfair.com/#sthash.YiTnnRri.dpuf

16–19 April 2015

Svarta Huset, Telefonplan, Stockholm

Press viewing and Professional Preview Wednesday 15 April

- See more at: http://www.supermarketartfair.com/#sthash.xv8e86bp.dpuf

16–19 April 2015

Svarta Huset, Telefonplan, Stockholm

Press viewing and Professional Preview Wednesday 15 April

- See more at: http://www.supermarketartfair.com/#sthash.xv8e8

 

Torsten Jurell's previous exhibition at The Museum of Movement can be seen again in a  virtual show!  The amazing Nicolas Hachoud has done a super job - leap into the "tomorrow" and meet "And so it was Night ..!" See more!

... AND SO IT WAS NIGHT! 夜幕降临 Recently finished soloshow at The Museum of movement (Dansmuseet) in Stockholm. 

 

 

Clouds scurry across the sky.
Then shadows darken the Earth.
This is the night when things will happen.


This project began while I was engaged in constructing my mechanical theatre in the metal workshop at Sweden’s Royal Institute of Art: it was the decision to use written words to trigger my imagination that really set things in motion.

The exhibition itself is, of course, the result of a much lengthier process. Many years spent in China have given me new perspectives and in the “porcelain capital” of Jingdezhen I have achieved a level of artistic freedom that is best described simply in terms of what I am now able to present before you.


During my most recent sojourn in Jingdezhen in the spring and summer of 2015 my focus was firmly on black glaze. Not, however, because black is the most obvious expression of “night”; it was more a matter of satisfying my curiosity by working with a medium that others have been using for more than a thousand years. The passion I felt for working with black in this way opened up new avenues for me; I saw more, I saw a little further and in a little more depth.

I discovered tradition through the new expressions that are being created today. I learned terms such as “tian mu”, “temoku” and “jian yao”. And in the black glaze I also saw the reflection of the greater world around me – all the things about which I need to form an opinion, all the things I need to take a stand for or against as part of the long process of learning what it means to be human.


“… And so it was night.”

 

 

云在空中匆匆飘过

下的影子笼罩大地 大地
夜晚到了,多事之秋降临.

在 瑞典皇家艺术学院时,我在其金属工作室 打造一个由机械操作的剧场,继而拉开了“夜幕降临”这个项目的序幕。我决定用书面文字来激发自己的想象力,这给该项目赋予了生命。自然,这个展览本身自然 也是长时间酝酿筹备的结果。我在中国度过了多年,而这给我带来了新的视角。而到瓷都景德镇后,我获得了新一层次的艺术自由。通过现在这个展览向大家展示这 种自由最好不过。


2015年春夏季,我最近一次在景 德 镇的逗留期间,我的艺术焦点是黑釉。然而,这并非因为黑色是最直接的表现“夜晚”的颜色,而是因为我对这种一千多年来很多人一直采用的媒介饶有兴趣。黑色 给我带来激情的同时也为我把新的门路打开:到了更 多也鉴赏用现代手法创作的作品其背后 的。我发现了传统。我学到了新的词汇,如“天目”、 “建窑”。通过黑釉,我看到了身边更为广阔的世界映像:所有需要自己去理解并定义的事物,和做人的漫长旅程中需要学会支持和反对的一切。


“……于是,夜幕降临了。”

 

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