Open today 12-16
Open today 12-16

Graphic design: Lars Høie

When Roots Burn

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.

Participating artists

Klara Albertsson
Katrin Bawah
Malinn Daengtakote Petersén
Karin Granstrand
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Hållams Linnea Henriksson
Fadhel Mourali
Statira Jazayeri
Carina Petersson


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..

Welcome to the opening!

February 24 at 1 pm:
A conversation with the curators Åsa Dybwad Norman and Frida Hållander and the Textile Museum of Sweden's curators.
The museum is open 12.00 - 16.00.

This exhibition is shown in the Small Exhibition Hall on the second floor.
See the full map External link.

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Skaraborgsvägen 3A, Borås

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