Årsutstillingen is one of the biggest and most important arenas for showing contemporary art & Crafts in Norway. This year 65 artworks from 55 artists were chosen out 995 applacations for the final show, so I was happy to have two of my works included
HIGH HEELS, Die hohe Kunst der Schuhe
An exhibition of shoes in Art and Design at Schloss Lichtenwalde, near Chemniz in Germany. On show from May 25 2017 extended till February 25 2018.
Curated by Liza Snook, passionate shoe collector and founder of the Virtual Shoe Museum and Brigitte Woischnik, founder of the FotoFactory, an agency for photographers, in Munich.
The shoes are accompanied by a series of photographs by Volker Hinz, Christin Losta and Olaf Martens, who give an insight 'behind the scenery of the fashion and shoe world.
the exhibition included one pair of my shoes a video and I also did a performance outside the castle.
No13 contemporary - Solo exhibition
The word crystal comes from ancient Greek and means both ice and stone crystal. And that is precisely the phenomenon of crystallization Elisabeth has worked with, and developed techniques and knowledge about this exhibition.
Elisabeth made her first ice shoe in 2015. But that shoe has melted away and not left a single trace of existence. Since then several shoes have been made of among other things: sugar and various salts which have crystallized in different ways. The challenge has been to experiment with a process formula for how to get the same expression with a more permanent material. For this exhibition at No13 contemporary, she tries to stick to the crystals' existence on various objects, textiles and carpet fragments, to the extent that it will be possible; for more people to discover and experience the magical beauty and universe of crystallization!
Elisabeth Thorsen shoe exhibition
This exhibition was held at Fredrikstad Kunstforening in 2014.
I approached the project as I would when making pieces of art,
not merely functional footwear.I wanted my shoes to be an aesthetic
expression, pleasing to the eye as well as challenging to fully grasp.
The exhibition also features photographer Tonje Kornelie and designer
Mari Jaeger, who have collaborated with me on this project.