Utvalt i Syd 2021 (Selected in the South 2021)
Utvalt i Syd 2021 (Selected in the South 2021) is an exhibition that aims to show the range and development of craft-driven creativity within today’s design field: it includes all forms and expressions, ranging from traditional handicrafts and utility objects to free and conceptual works. Utvalt aims to encourage works that conserve craft skills but preferably also go beyond traditional limits with regard to forms of expression and techniques.
Applications were invited from individuals with a connection to any of Sweden’s southern counties: Skåne, Blekinge, Halland, Kronoberg, Kalmar or Jönköping. An individual should either be born in, fully or partially resident in, or studying/have studied within this area at a post-secondary level. Read more about the applications at the project’s homepage ›› (in Swedish).
The jury for 2021 consists of Katarina Evans, Mikael Löfström and Cilla Robach. They all possess extensive experience in the fields of craft, handicraft and design, and, in different ways and from different perspectives, they are all interested in issues to do with handcrafting with regard to quality, development and context.
The entrants are presented anonymously to the jury, which means that professionals and amateurs meet side by side. The selected entrants will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition’s opening on 16 June 2021.
Following the showing in Malmö during the summer of 2021, the exhibition will continue on during 2021 to 2022 to Ronneby, Östersund, Tomelilla and Bodafors.
Utvalt i Syd is organised by Form/Design Center, The Handicraft Association of Scania and The Crafts Center (KVHC). Utvalt is a close and far-reaching collaboration between these three organizations and aims to stimulate development in the area, increase knowledge, awareness and strengthen the interest in crafts and form.