Trondheim Art Museum, Norway, October 15 2017 – January 14 2018
The title of the exhibition “A+K” refers to the parent artists of Yngve Zakarias, ceramist Aina Thiis (1924-2018) and sculptor Kristofer Leirdal (1915-2010), the project being a “conversation with my parents about art and life”.
A+K refererer til Yngve Zakarias sine foreldre; keramiker Aina Thiis (1924-2018) og billedhugger Kristofer Leirdal (1915-2010), prosjektet er «en samtale med mine foreldre om kunsten og livet.»
You can go in at, say, “Blue Mussel Sonata” in the exhibition. The group of 12 pictures on the walls are actually a rebus. Each of the images opens up a story that is linked within the theme of the group and beyond. Each group had a separate catalogue in the exhibition. Each picture was treated in short descriptions and some related imagery. There were suggestions how each work related to the STUDIO concept, here in its first iteration. The map of the 48 images lays out a transitory condition. It was the last exhibition of my work that my mother saw. And this was just a few years after the last exhibition that my father had in the same place, that she helped organise. For my own exhibition I made one extensive cataloge about each of my parents work, printed in one proof each and laid out on a table in the exhibition called Reflector. My fathers catalogue contained alle the works that he had shown there in the museum in his last exhibition. Mothers catalogue was the first cataloge she had ever had, she told me when she visited the exhibition. The 48 pictures in A+K span a mix of photographs of artworks of my parents, some artwork of my grandparents, and my own work relating to those themes, with various kinds of depictions of nature that open up to wider stories.
external link: A+K in Trondheim Art Museum