Anders Ruhwald at Saarinen House #Installation #CranbrookArtMuseum #Modernism

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This post was written by our newest Design-Calendar contributor, Naomi.

Last month marked the opening of Danish ceramist Anders Ruhwald’s first solo museum exhibition in North America. His series of seven site-sensitive installations in Saarinen House explores themes of Scandinavian Modernism, the examination of the interpersonal relationships of the Saarinen family, and the construction of the everyday and what happens to that ideal when it is frozen in time in the fictive environment of a house museum.

The Saarinen House, operated by Cranbrook Art Museum.

This relationship between Father and Son is particularly interesting because the house itself marked where work and life was presented as one, and thereby becomes “historically and psychologically charged”, an idea reflected in the Modernist pieces themselves.

Bowl (For a Timeless House), A bowl whose glazed rim appears about to drip upwards reflects not only a moment frozen in time, but also a mystic gravity-defying energy.

Lamp (Gottlieb’s Gaze) A lamp with a melted base plays with the Scandinavian modernist ideas of temporality and psychology.

The Exhibition runs through October 31 and will feature both public and private tours of Saarinen house. For times, pricing, and more information visit the Cranbrook Art Museum Website.

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