/ COMMUNICATION MATERIALS
FLORA, BETWEEN PLANTS AND PEOPLE
/ MELLOM PLANTER OG MENNESKER
'Plants have always been important. However, the depiction and our use of them are historically and culturally biased and tells about our world view and how we perceive and value nature'.
–Vibece Salthe, curator.
The exhibition FLORA and the accompanying book look at artists' use of plants and flowers related to subjects like botany, gender, power, order/disorder and harmony.
CATEGORIES: EXHIBITION IDENTITY / EXHIBITION BOOK, COMMUNICATION MATERIALS
CLIENTS: STAVANGER KUNSTMUSEUM IN COLLABORATION WITH RANDERS KUNSTMUSEUM
Curator: Vibece Salthe
Graphic design & art direction: Nina Ansten
Exhibition design: Marte Moen Danielsen & Nina Ansten
Editorial team: Hanne Beate Ueland & Vibece Salthe
Texts: Jim Endersby, Inger Nordal & Vibece Salthe
Installation photography: Marie von Krogh
Facilitation of print and production: Ansten Studio
Inspiration for the book design and exhibition identity was found in botany archives, herbarium, and the visual way nature has been historically represented. The academic format of the content is presented through a neat and classic typographic design. The typeface Mrs. Eaves brings both an organic and a feminist touch to the presentation. (A wonderful typeface designed by Zuzana Licko at Emigre Type Foundry. Mrs. Eaves honors one of the many forgotten women in the history of typography, Sarah Eaves, Baskerville's wife). Swiss binding makes the front cover of the book open flat, revealing the details of the carefully bound spine with a green thread. An elastic band keeps the book closed. Inspired by classical flower presses, you can easily collect flowers and dry them inside this book. Just remember to add an extra sheet of tracing paper for protection.
Outer cover features artwork by Gerd Tinglum, inner cover by Roland Persson. Title illustration by Ansten Studio is embossed on the cover. Hardback and halfbound with a green book cloth. A high quality uncoated paper is used throughout the book.
Participating artists: Alberto Baraya, Camilla Berner, Christine Borland, Frants Bøe, Joscelyn Gardner, Dzamil Kamanger, Kalle Hamm & Band of Weeds, Ingela Ihrman, Rita Kernn-Larsen, Roland Persson, Iiu Susiraja, Gerd Tinglum, Kristin Tårnesvik & Espen Sommer Eide, Danh Vo and Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen.
Installation views: The book features photographs from the exhibtion on view at Stavanger Artmuseum. All installation photographs by Marie von Krogh.
The FLORA exhibition was on display at Stavanger Kunstmuseum spring/summer 2019, and at Randers Kunstmuseum winter 2020.