Hasle Carafe Clear

Description Hasle Carafe is created by Gudrun Hasle for the Normann x Brask Art Collection.
Read more about the art collection here.
Size & Weight:
H: 25 x Ø: 11 cm
0,3 kg
Product Information:
Handmade glass with engraving.
Not suitable for dishwasher. Never use abrasive cleaners or sharp-edged cleaning tools.

Hasle Carafe & Glass

Two delicate pieces of glassware, a carafe and a glass, with an inscription that reads ‘kep it insade, tring not to brick’. With her contribution to the Normann x Brask Art Collection, Gudrun Hasle exposes, and plays on, her diagnosed dyslexia. Even if we are able to read the caption and comprehend the intended words, the obvious misspelling goes against the grain of our conception, making us oddly uneasy.

Appearing almost like a scar that disrupts the smooth surface of the glass, the invasive nature of the sandblast inscription relates back to Hasle’s youth, when she went through a dark period as a cutter. Thus, Hasle’s pieces feed on narratives: her own personal stories, as well as the ones you read into them.

The pieces play on dualities: the delicate container that holds its liquid and the individual trying to hold it together and not succumb to the pressures of society. By means of materiality and immateriality, Hasle draws our attention to fragility – in both glass and in people.

Gudrun Hasle

Danish artist Gudrun Hasle works in embroidery, video and photography. Her work focuses on the imperfect, on diversions from the norms of society and on personal experiences, like her dyslexia, which she brings into play with textual phrases spelled out exactly as she perceives them. With unfeigned honesty, she exposes her shortcomings and how they come to alienate her in a world that strives for perfection.

Hasle was born in Denmark in 1979 and educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts and the Funen Art Academy. Since the summer of 2018, Hasle has been living and working in Greenland. In recent years, she has had solo shows at Horsens Art Museum, Vejen Art Museum and the Brandts Museum of Art & Visual Culture in Denmark, among many others. Her most recent solo show was ’Jeg savner dig’ at Galleri Tom Christoffersen in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2018.