Queer Art – Studio Glass by Grete Ramberg

Female by Grete Ramberg 2010

‘Female’ by Grete Ramberg, 2010

Grete RambergNorwegian artist and lesbian Grete Ramberg, based in Oslo, works with studio glass. In the spring 2010 she made her latest works at Engelsholm folk high school in Denmark.
Grete Ramberg About Her Craft:
“To blow glass is a craft, which has been used both for making art works and everyday objects through hundreds of years. It is incredibly hot, glowing and one has to work fast in the process of taming the glass. To master glassblowing is an art and a craft, which takes decades to learn. The glass holds 1100 degrees centigrade, when you blow it. A dangerous, fascinating and amazing process! A wine glass with a straight stem is difficult to make. – Mine turned out to be not straight at all, but queer as myself and my queer imagination, so after the hot days in the glass studio at Engelsholm Castle in Denmark it was just natural for me to take part in this annual queer exhibition, with my erotic glass.”

Rød Nytelse (Red Pleasure) by Grete Ramberg, 2010

Rød Nytelse (Red Pleasure) by Grete Ramberg, 2010

Grete Ramberg is a member of the queer art group ‘Skeive kunstnere’ (queer artists) in Oslo. Grete’s glass works can be seen at Skeive Kunstnere’s annual group exhibition ‘Åpen Kunst’ at the Pride Park, Rådhusplassen in Oslo, Norway, June 23 – 26, 2010
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Read more about the exhibition: Queer Art in Oslo, Norway.
Engelskholm Højskole

Queer Art in Oslo, Norway

The Oslo queer artists ‘Skeive Kunstnere’ are presenting their artworks at six exhibitions this summer alongside the Norwegian GLBT Pride Festival ‘Skeive Dager’ in Oslo, June 2010. Their group exhibitions, which are titled ‘ÅPEN KUNST’ (Out Art) take place at the following venues in Oslo:

the ‘Kulturteltet’
Pride Park at Rådhusplassen, Oslo, Norway
June 23 – 26, 2010

ÅPEN KUNST Exhibitions at The Oslo Libraries:

Bjørnholt Deichmanske Bibliotek: June 2 – 30, 2010
Bjerke Deichmanske Biliotek: June 7 – 30, 2010
Holmlia Deichamanske Bibliotek: June 18 – 30, 2010
Majorstuen Deichmanske Bibliotek: June 17 – 28, 2010
Stovner Deichmanske Bibliotek: July 5 – 30, 2010

The Artists
This year the (mixed queer) visual arts exhibitions features works of art by the following women:
Angelica Balchen, Anne Holter, Anne C. Eriksen, Beate Rønning Arnesen, Cathrine Vestheim, Grete Ramberg, Grethe Johnsen, Hansine Finvik, Ida Egeberg, Inger Ovell, Jennae Dalvik, Kiné Kaborg, Line Forsmo, Marianne Strøm, Martine Votvik, Michelle Jones, Nina Cecile Gauslaa, Ragnar Brynjulfsson, Kristina Olafsen & Eli Beate Wickstrøm, Rikke Thoresen, Siv Desiree Rognstad, Turid K. Steinagard and Vanja Ohna.

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