For the last 60 years Tone Vigeland (born 1938) has been a defining force in studio jewelry and material-based art in Norway and abroad. From her early silver jewelry that represents some of the finest studio jewelry form the Scandinavian Design era in the mid-1950s to the exhibition "Muster", her solo show in Bergen Kunsthall in 2014, where minimalist sculpture and installations interacted with the viewer, Vigeland's distinct formal language has always formed the foundation of her artistic practice.
As a skilled craftperson who profoundly understands her chosen material, with a total control of her chosen media Vigeland has created a body of work that transcends trends regardless of wheter the objects are meant to adorn the body or function as entities in dialogue with the respective space and viewer.
Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum is grateful to have the opportunity to present Tone Vigeland's oeuvre in a retrospective in 2018, the year the artist celebrates her 80th birthday. Thanks to genrous offer to take part in this collaboration with Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich and the generosity of Tone Vigeland, we are proud to be able to present the first full-scale retrospective of her work to the Norwegian public.