The international exhibition Roundabout Baltic showcases works of designers from the stretch of the Baltic Sea in a broad cultural and visual context. It is not, however, a review-exhibition, but rather a narrative exhibition, a personal narration of the curator, which portrays the visual connection between the designers, their work and the seaside landscape etched into their creative sensitivity through design, usable and decorative objects. The landscape provides the background for the story: dunes, beach and water, vegetation, rocks and submarine life, different times of day and changing seasons. The products and objects crafted by artisans from Baltic Sea countries are the cornerstone of the multilayered narration of the project.
The Roundabout Baltic exhibition presents works of more than 40 authors and more than 70 exhibits altogether. However there is no emphasis on the countries in the way the exhibition is arranged. Quite the opposite, it concentrates on formal similarities resulting either from local inspirations, choice of material or the production methods. It shows analogies in the way creators from the Baltic region think and which are more important / more pronounced than cultural, economic or climatic differences between these countries.
designers participating in the exhibition:
Alicja Patanowska (PL), Anki Gneib (SE), Anna Bera (PL), Anne Lorenz (DE), Annike Laigo (EE), Audronė Drungilaitė (LT), Chmara Rosinke (PL/AT), Chudy and Grase (DE/LV), Com-pa-ny (FI), Fredrik Paulsen (SE), Grynasz Studio (PL), Hanna Krüger (DE), Iina Vuorivirta (FI), Johanna Tammsalu (EE), Jonas Edvard (DK), Justyna Popławska (PL/DK), Karin Carlander (DK), Kosmos Project (PL), Lisa Hilland (SE), Lith Lith Lundin (SE), Ringvide (SE), Maija Puoskari (FI), Malafor (PL), Mara Skujeniece (LV), Mare Kelpman (EE), Maria Kristofersson (SE), Marija Puipaitė (LT), Meike Harde (DE), Mikko Laakkonen (FI), Milena Krais (DE), Modus Design (PL), Monica Förster (SE), Olga Bielawska (PL/DE), Pia Wüstenberg (FI/DE), Petra Lilja (SE), Raili Keiv (EE), Rikke Frost (DK), Sampling (LV/B), Sebastian Jansson (FI), Silvia Knüppel (DE), Silvija Juozelskytė (LT), Stoft Studio (SE), Studio Fem (DK), Toivo Raidmets (EE), Variant Studio (LV), 1+1+1 Nordic Mash-Up (SE/FI/IS)
Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola
Adam Mickiewicz Institute, acting under its brand Culture.pl
Museum of the City of Gdynia, Design Center Gdynia – the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park