Konstrundan 2017 – Rekommenderad

Vald av Johanna Gredfors Ottesen. Ur Sydsvenskan/Helsingborgs Dagblad, 9 April 2017. ”5 kritiker tipsar om 15 utställningar.”

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VANDALORUM

(För Närbilder / For Close-ups: Please go to Raku/Wall Art)

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11 Från ”I det omöjliga” – videotriptyk (loopad, 30 min.) av Mikael Bertmar

12 Från ”I det omöjliga” – videotriptyk (loopad, 30 min.) av Mikael Bertmar

15 Från ”I det omöjliga” – videotriptyk (loopad, 30 min.) av Mikael Bertmar

Exhibition at Vandalorum, Värnamo 4.6 – 4.9 2016

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….the impossible….

To work through a difficult loss. To look for something that makes you listen. Someone who talks to you through the darkness. Someone who makes you start understanding yourself. So that you realize the necessity of the journey, through your long memory jungle, to end in an open glade, a place where you gently protect the bright memory. A place where you don’t close your eyes or dodge for the sorrow, but on the contrary accept it with open eyes and let it exist alongside the more distant but yet always present memory.

It comes down to taking responsibility for the fragility in the existence. To protect what is left of a spiritual metamorphosis which excludes all forms of dogmas or tyranny and instead improves the status for poetry and the continuous possibilities of interpreting nature.

A human being who had grown up with great loss and grief in her life eventually found a book in her parents’ bookshelf. It was “The Impossible” by Göran Sonnevi. There she found a language which describes the threatened life, war and death, but also beauty, nerve tickling riddles and an endless love for all things growing and living. It became the glade of light which was needed to fix together something that had been broken and turn it into something complete and whole, inspiring and developing.

We are body. We are memory. We are light. We are darkness. It is with a sense of gratitude and excitement we present this exhibition.

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Mikael Bertmar

All poems in the exhibition are from the book “The impossible” by Göran Sonnevi, published by Bonniers in 1975.

Rekommenderad

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Ur Sydsvenskan/Helsingborgs Dagblad, 29 Mars 2015. ”Tre experter väljer sina fem favoriter i de elva konstrundorna i Skåne.”

På Etnografiska i Stockholm

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In my talk at The Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm I explained my own experience of the Raku process through the years – and I also told some stories from the history of Raku. (Photo: Mikael Bertmar)

 

Stockholm konst

Inköp av Mårten Castenfors, Stockholm konst (som tillhör Stockholms stads kulturförvaltning).

Kulturen i Lund

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Ur årsboken Världen på Kulturen. Kulturen 2014

Text: Eva Kjerström Sjölin

Foto: Viveca Ohlsson