BEFORE SHINE / INNAN GLANS
BEFORE SHINE / INNAN GLANS was a collective exhibit of pieces that explored literature through sister arts, gathering around “the mind of an author about to write”, or before literature gets its shine, its finish.
Saturday, May 4th to Sunday May 5th, 2019 at Vollsjö Mill,
a 100-yr old mill turned art space in Southern Sweden.
Hillevi Gustafson △ Jocelyn Ibarra △ Patrik Karlson △ Max Alm-Norell & Bob Hansson △ Jacob Gustavsson △ Cecilia Mazza △ Edith Ekström △ Viktor Lysell Smålänning & Sofia Ivarsson △ Nandini Gupta
Our exhibit hoped to provide a space:
BEFORE SHINE / INNAN GLANS was curated by Jocelyn Ibarra, and heavily made possible thanks to all the artists, and especially through the support of Cecilia Mazza & Patrik Karlson.
As a curator, my biggest takeaway was that it is possible to bond as a team by working together in concept & trust (in oneself and in said concept)–– exposing the vulnerabilities of self-doubt and emotional expression in a joint environment was the strong base that made it possible to create honest pieces and a safe, accepting space for all. Because of this, the connection between individual pieces and a collective theme–experience was noted and praised.