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Changing Position

Arranged by Hnoss Initiative in cooperation with Iaspis and colaboration with Four Gallery.


The seminar will adress the topic of a jewellery artist in movement, physically and mentally, for a shorter or longer period of time. What effect will the relocation have on the artist? Could the distance to the homeland allow a sharper view or will it fill the gaze with nostalgia? In what way will the heritage present itself, what impression will it have on the art and what happens when the geografical and ethnic diversities get mixed up?



11.00 Introduction

11.15 Lecture by Johanna Zellmer

12.00 Lunch break

Exhibitions open, introductions from artists

13.30 Presentation of Current Obsession by Marina Elenskaya

14.10 Coco Sung and Karin Roy Andersson in conversation

14.40 Coffee break

15.00 Presentation of POP A.i.R by Monika Brugger

15.45 Changing Position moderated conversation by Marina Elenskaya

16.30 Round up by Hnoss/Four

Exhibitions open, guided tour to Four

17.00 Mingel, finger food, music in Konstepidemin Gallery


The seminar fee is 100 sek and includes a small lunch, coffee and fruit. Payment will be collected on arrival. Please register your participation in advance by sending us an email at hnoss@hnossinitiative.se. The seminar is in english.


Hus 8, Konstepidemin
Konstepidemins väg 6
413 14 Gothenburg, Sweden



The seminar is held in connection with several jewellery art exhibitions in Gothenburg:


Konstepidemin 6-28 April:

Galleri Konstepidemin: Meld, Johanna Zellmer, jewellery artist, New Zeeland, and Iaspis current grantholder in residence in Göteborg.

Galleri Konstepidemin: Regarding House No10/Equipment Boxes, Mona Wallström, jewellery artist, Sweden

Galleri Konstepidemin, lounge: Charlotte Skalegård, metal artist, Sweden

Blå Huset: Anna Unsgaard, artist, Sweden


Konstepidemin 26-27 April:

Garaget: Out of place, Klara Brynge/Åsa Christensson, jewellery artists, Sweden

Hus 8: Posture, MA and BA Students at HDK Jewellery Art


Four Gallery 26 April-5 May:

Coco Sung, jewellery artist, Korea/Germany



Presentation of lecturers and exhibitors:


Johanna Zellmer, jewellery artist, New Zeeland

Exhibition ”Meld”

Johanna Zellmer is a jewellery artist originally from Germany, now living and working in New Zeeland.

”During the past 5 years, my practice has focused on the subverting of monetary value by using currency as a key medium, and has subsequently moved into an investigation of migration, addressing the experienced realities of identity and location. Through the basic jewellery interventions of cutting and forging minted state symbols, I am questioning whether the hybrid identities of contemporary culture can be embodied in a single object. Symbols in metal, when forged under the hammer, become suggestive of shadows and take on the qualities of signs in a state of change, able to evoke a sense of hybridity.”

Johanna Zellmer is Iaspis current grantholder in residence in Göteborg.


Coco Sung, jewellery artist, Germany

Coco Sung is a South Korean jewellery artist, based in Berlin, Germany. The work of Coco Sung is a vibrant collage of materials, colours and symbols. Bits and pieces from different cultures and religions merged together to personal amulettes. Although the amulettes originates from the artists own experiences, needs and wishes they easily transform in the eyes and on the body of a new receiver.. What wounds do you need to heal? From what do you need protection? Maybe you will find that special talisman that will fulfill your desires.


Monika Brugger, jewellery artist/curator/Artist in Residence manager, Pop A.i.R, France

Monika Brugger is a jewellery artist originally from Germany, living and working in France. She is a lecturer/teacher at ENSA, the National School of Art in Limoges, and she is the director of POP Bijou workshop and the POP Artist in Residence. The A.i.R focuses on building a platform for international jewellery artists, creating a dialogue beyond cultural, political and geografical boundaries. The resident will use artistic approaches in relation to the school and the town of Limoges with its specific history, using porcelain, ceramics and enamel.



Marina Elenskaya, journalist/jewellry artist, Current Obsession, Netherlands

Marina Elenskaya is a russian jewellery artist with a background in both journalism and applied art, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She is the founder and director of Current Obsession.

“Trained in Media Direction and later in Jewellery Design, I am currently involved in research and development of the critical discourse within the field of contemporary jewellery. Following my design training at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence, Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, and most recently, the School of Visual Arts in New York, I have been involved in the jewellery industry from the standpoints of content development, publishing and facilitating opportunities for designers.”



Mona Wallström, jewellery artist/curator, Hnoss Initiative, Sweden

Exhibition “Regarding House No 10/Equipment Boxes”

“When I raise my head from work in my studio and look out the window, there it is, House no.10. My thoughts have bounced off the façade of the house for 20 years but I discovered it just now.

As” Regarding House no 10” is an Art Jewellery project I decided that it would be in the form of neckpieces. This form allows more opportunities to work with space, volume and weight. Movement is achieved by linking the parts of the jewellery together and gives an opportunity for the components to interact with each other which is important for the final piece.

Some moments of surprise occurred through the transition from a drawing to a wearable object; an unexpected transformation from one interpretation to another during the making of the piece. This moment of amazement came to be a part of the projects.”



Charlotte Skalegård, 1954-2017 metal artist, Sweden

Charlotte Skalegård was educated at School of Design and Craft at Göteborg University 1982-86. She had her studio at Konstepidemin. Her jewellery was often made of knitted metal thread, with airy and light forms.


Anna Unsgaard, artist Sweden

Exhibition “det pågående”

Anna Unsgaard is an artist and has her studio at Konstepidemin.


Klara Brynge, jewellery artist/director of studies HDK Jewellery Art, Sweden

Åsa Christensson, jewellery artist/curator, Hnoss Initiative, Sweden

Exhibition “Out of Place”

“We are Åsa Christensson and Klara Brynge. Two jewellery artists who met during our studies at HDK in Gothenburg, Sweden, where we live and work. We practise our artistic work individualy and with different sources of inspiration. Still we found similarities in our approach to concept and material. In this collaboration we choose to show our pieces together.

The title of the project, Out of Place, is derived from thoughts about various places in the world and the investigation of something far away. These places do somehow exist in the world, not necessarily as one specific geographic place, but rather as a complex image, feeling or reflection of many similar places.”


MA and BA students at HDK Jewellery Art, Sweden

Exhibition “Posture”

In the department of jewellery art at HDK the students develop individual artistic voices. This exhibition shows a diversity of postures towards materials, influences, surroundings and inspirations. They speak in a spectrum of perspectives, approaches and positions through ideas and thoughts, in jewellery and objects.

Med stöd från/I samarbete med

Current Obsession