Past Exhibitions

ELISABETH THORSEN

Handmade shoes & Leather Accecories

Here you can see a small selection of exhibitions I have held or been a part of.

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Révélations 2019 -  Grand Palais Paris/France


Révélations, the fine craft and creation fair, from 4 to 8 May at Grand Palais, Paris


Represented Norwegian craft together wirh Hanne Friis &
Erlend Leirdal

Hats of to hats - Basel/Switzerland

 

I am so privileged to be part of this wonderful exhibition Hats off to hats at Spielzug Welten museum co-curated by Liza Snook. 

 

'Hats off to hats! From everyday object of around 1750 to today’s designer creations'. On show 20 October 2018 – 7 April 2019.

 

www.spielzeug-welten-museum-basel.ch/en/special-exhibitions/hats-off-to-hats/

The Annual Art & Crafts exhibition 2018

Årsutstillingen by Norske Kunsthåndtverkere 29.09 - 29.10

 

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

 

https://norskekunsthandverkere.no/aktuelt/au2018

 

Shoe magic - Cipőmágia / Budapest

 

Shoe magic - experimental shoes in art & design

Kunsthalle Budapest / Műcsarnok


September 15th - October 22th 2017


Four of my works was included.

I did a performace on the opening High heels at Lichtenwalde castle.
A photo of a photography of Helmut Newton by Volker Hinz

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.

Krystallisert 

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.

SHOEting Stars / Wien


SHOEting Stars Der Schuh in Kunst und Design
Kunsthaus Wien. Museum Hundertwasser
June 18th - October 5th 2014


I had my shoes "Carpet" exhibitied at this wonderful

exhibiton.