#FREE THE NIPPLE
Enamel, copper, 925 silver leaf
PAIN IN THE NECKPIECE
Work in progress
Painted MDF, cotton thread, nylon
Fake nails, 925 silver
Steel, wallpaper, lacquer, cotton thread
Putte H. Dal:
Readymade; steel, brass, silver, aluminium
“What we, in Norway, call a BEAUTY BOX, is what they, in other countries, call a Vanity Case or Vanity Box. Traditionally, it is a small suitcase, purse or box of beauty products and toiletries.”
In its latest exhibition project BEAUTY BOX, the artist group ARKIVET creates a room for interpretation of both the content and the container of the «beauty box». The expression beauty box can be used as a description of a beautiful box, a container for beautiful things, a box filled with makeup and beauty products or as a humorous term for vanity. A focus on appearance that has become more and more characterised by a staged self-presentation, often in connection with social media.
Is a beauty box a reflection of the beauty standards that is expected of us and how does this affect our self-image? ARKIVET will, for this project, collaborate with the video artist Tone Myskja and the author and curator Eivind Hofstad Evjemo.
ARKIVET (the Archive) is a collaboration between the Norwegian artists: Hilde Dramstad, Elsie-Ann
Hochlin, Camilla Luihn, Ella Heidi Sand and Putte H. Dal.