View "The Weather Diaries" all week at the American Swedish Institute.
From their website: A stunning exhibition of photographic artworks by Cooper & Gorfer linked with one-of-a-kind installations, The Weather Diaries explores the roots of West Nordic fashion and the inescapable impact of nature and weather in developing a centuries-deep cultural identity in Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
Cooper & Garfor’s painting-like photographs, created on assignment from exhibition producer The Nordic House, are constructed with advanced collage techniques drawing from work by gifted West Nordic artists/designers including STEiNUNN, Barbara I Gongini, Kría, Nikolaj Kristensen, GUĐRUN & GUĐRUN, Bibi Chemnitz, Jessie Kleemann, Mundi and JÖR by Guðmundur Jörundsson. The installations include a 55-pound beaded collar, knitted garments, tulle and feathers, bone fragments and life-sized mannequins in tailored suits. The Weather Diaries Film, an alluring documentary filmed on location, gives voice to the designers
This compelling exhibition was produced by The Nordic House in Reykjavik. It continues the American Swedish Institute’s 2017 suite of programming inspired by Migration, Identity and Belonging and reflects our mission to be a gathering place for all people to share experiences around culture, migration, the environment and the arts.