Cutting Edges

Nordic Concrete Art from the Erling Neby Collection Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. My first impression of Scandinavian House’s current exhibit, “Cutting Edges: Nordic Concrete Art from the Erling Neby Collection,” was its similarity to Matisse’s cutouts, with their sense of shape, colors, kineticism, and joy. But I was to learn that concrete art actually originates from a very different and specific point of view. Concrete does not refer to the ubiquitous substance underneath our urban feet. In 1929, the Dutch artists Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg dubbed the term “
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Victoria Hofmo

Victoria Hofmo was born, raised, and still lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, the historical heart of Norwegian New York. She is 3/4 Scandinavian: 1/2 Norwegian and 1/4 Danish/Swedish. Self-employed, she runs an out-of-school-time program that articulates learning through the arts. Hofmo is an advocate for arts and culture, education, and the preservation of the built and natural environment of her hometown, with a love for most things Scandinavian.

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