A Fresh Look at Nordic Craft Art in San Francisco


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco presents Irreverent: Contemporary Nordic Craft Art, opening this month. Photo: "Secret Sorrows" by Louise Nippierd.

"Secret Sorrows" by Norwegian artist Louise Nippierd. Photo by Alf Borjesson.

Scandanavian artists seek to elevate the status of craft as an art form.

Forget House of Copenhagen, Ikea and everything else that pops to mind when you think Scandinavian design and crafts. “Irreverent: Contemporary Nordic Craft Art,” opening this month at Yerba Center for the Arts, presents a new paradigm for a new century. Young artists in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland are creating work that counters expectations. 

To read the entire article written by Jean Schiffman on Sfarts.org, click here.

For more info about the exhibit see: www.ybca.org

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