The Nordic Pavilion at Revelations - Fine Crafts and Creations fair consisted of an exhibition entitled magic language///game of whispers - a selection of contemporary objects from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
magic language///game of whispers is an innovative curatorial concept based on the children’s game known by many names, including ‘téléphone arabe’, ‘chinese whispers’ and ‘the messenger game’, where a person whispers a message to the next, passing the message through a line of people until the last person announces the message to the entire group. Curator Marianne Zamecznik developed this method for selecting contemporary crafts from across the Nordic region.
Five Nordic craft associations carefully selected their national curator for the “game”. They were asked to respond to an introductory statement by Zamecznik and select objects from images and a statement about the previous object. The process continues in a sort of relay-race, where one curator after another selects a work to be included in the exhibition.
The Nordic Craft Pavilion was produced by Norwegian Crafts for the Nordic Network of Crafts Associations (NNCA).
The exhibition was funded by: Nordic Culture Point, Nordic Culture Fund, Institut Suédois, Institut Finlandais, Royal Danish Embassy, Royal Norwegian Embassy and Embassy of Iceland.