On June 26th 2021 an outdoor photo exhibition opened on the market square in Trondheim, Norway. Seven
women used the Covid-19 pandemic to learn mobile photography as part of an art project. Through 25 photographs, they raised questions about being next of kin for a family member or a partner.
“Life is an uncertain project for all of us. Sometimes other people need our support. The vast majority of us will be a next of kin during our lifetime. Being next of kin gives a good feeling of fulfilment and meaning, but it can
also present challenges and dilemmas”, says Lisbeth Lein, participant and partner in the project.
The first iteration of The Kintsugi Project was exhibited in Trondheim in summer 2021, with a second exhibition in Levanger and a third at Studio 44 in Stockholm.
– The participants has made a very powerful exhibition. They document realities of being next of kin and they share personal stories. Using their resources and not least their courage, to stand up and display their lives. Too
many for the very first time, says Brynhild Bye-Tiller the artist behind the project. Bye-Tiller has previously explored questions about gender, social injustice and immigration.