Exhibitions | 11-06-2024

Glass installation focuses on memory

An installation by Iceland-born glass artist Æsa Björk will be exhibited at S12 Gallery in Norway from 15 June to 18 August 2024.

The exhibition ‘Re-M-Embers’ addresses themes such as memory, loss of memory and thoughts on personal isolation. The gallery space is filled with reflective and partially translucent glass panels, inviting the viewer to move between the different layers, staged by sound and video projections.

Æsa Björk’s art is characterised by its exploration of the human body and the interplay between internal and external realities. She often uses cast or fused glass in combination with other materials and frequently incorporates new technology.

Re-M-Embers is a further development of the site-specific installation Embers, which was exhibited in ‘Passage’ at The Byre in Scotland over the past two years, which was organised by Bullseye Projects USA. The S12 installation will continue to evolve and develop throughout the exhibition period.

Björk has received international recognition and her works have been exhibited in, and acquired by, prestigious institutions worldwide. Björk has also won awards, such as the Grand Prize at the Toyama International Glass Exhibition (2018) and the Coburger Glaspreis for Contemporary Glass (2022). In 2020, she was awarded a 10-year working grant from Arts Council Norway.

S12 Gallery is at Bontelabo 2, 5003 Bergen, Norway and is open from Friday to Sunday 12.00-16.00. Website: https://www.s12.no/en/

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