International Fine Crafts and Creation Biennial Grand Palais, Paris, France
Group shows with Kaspar Hamacher, Laura Laine, Päivi Rintaniemi, Kristina Riska, Teemu Salonen, Kustaa Saksi, Bela Silva, Piet Stockmans, Adi Toch, Fabian Von Sprechelsen, Man Yau.
The exhibition suggests a narrative on how to observe what is fragile around us, and how to protect it. How to make your garden flourish in times of drastic environmental changes? Applied arts remind us of how the earth and the natural elements remain as the best source of innovation and creation. The use of design-led craftsmanship such as ceramics, glass, metal, and wood bring us back to our human roots and sense of our material culture. The notion of the garden stands as a symbol for living objects, and how we need to cherish them to pass it onto the next generations. The exhibition implies a metaphor for the inner and outer life as well as a real-life illustration of our mineral and organic man-made world.