Afetosyntesis

Art Direction and design of catalogue for the exhibition “Afetosyntesis” at Stavanger Art Museum. The project included design of various merchandise, signage, advertisement and invitations. Using traditional methods of rope weaving and straw braiding as well as techniques of her own design Maria Nepomuceno has, since the the early 2000s, developed a process of sewing coils of coloured rope in spirals. She explores the potentially endless permutations of this adaptable form in sculptures and installations that incorporate beads, playful ceramic forms and found objects of varying sizes. Often realised in carnival-bright colours, these works are chromatically, culturally and metaphorically rich, suggesting  animals, plants, the human body and landscape ranging from the microscopic to the macrocosmic.

  • Art Direction: SAK design
  • Graphic Design: SAK design
  • Curators: Hanne Beate Ueland & Vibece Salthe
  • Curator education: Helga Nyman
  • Client: Stavanger Art Museum
  • Photos (catalogue): Marie von Krogh
  • Video: SAK design