This exhibition brings together the works of nine artists and handicrafters who each approach the Sjuhärad area and Västra Götaland region in unique ways.
Textile knowledge and materials – which form the roots of crafting traditions – have not only arrived here and become established, but also moved from here to other places in the world. The story told by the exhibition starts with the import of cotton through the Transatlantic trade in the nineteenth century, and goes via labour immigration in the twentieth century to the export of design ideas produced by textile industries all over the globe in the twenty-first century. In the exhibition, stories from the Textile Museum of Sweden’s archives are presented through photography and sound to create dialogues between contemporary practices and the historical roots of places. This results in a conversation about textiles as materials that focus on their being in constant movement.
Malinn Daengtakote Petersén
ben-hui grâce wu
Hållams Linnea Henriksson
Åsa Dybwad Norman och Frida Hållander
This exhibition is a collaboration between Konsthantverkscentrum External link, opens in new window., Textilmuseet och FORM & Folk External link, opens in new window..