Shapes of Fashion - Nordic Artwear

Textilmuseet, Borås

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Ahmed is considered one of the ten most interesting textile artists right now.
"He does not answer questions, he asks them," says medeia Ekner curator at the Textile Museum of the artist who is best known for its unique way to transform traditional Azerbaijani carpet to contemporary sculptural forms. His way to dismantle the conventional patterns and symbols and transform them into new compositions often results in new dramatic expression and challenge our views of tradition and craftsmanship.

Oriental rugs are full of symbols whose patterns shape the stories are well anchored in the collective consciousness. Patterns that includes Buddhist and Muslim symbols, and that has had great influence on the European and Nordic mythology. Ahmed orients accustomed among these traditions and rituals. Taking inspiration from his stay in Sweden during the autumn of 2016, he has explored and brought together Nordic pattern tradition of the Oriental.

The exhibition is linked art, science and metaphysicstogether in spectacular spatial installations. Pattern distorted, broken up, moved about, conquered, taken over, destroyed and in creating new stories. They take place and sometimes take over an entire room, as in Equation.

Faig Ahmed has studied sculpture at the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art in Baku. Since 2003, he has worked with various media such as painting, video, performance and installations. The artist has represented Azerbaijan at the Venice Biennale on two occasions and has received much international attention in recent years.

The exhibition is also part of the international textile art festival Crossover Boras 12 to 19 September.

Opening of the exhibition May 6 at 13th

Picture: Singularity, previous works. Courtesy of Faig Ahmed.

Contact information

Textilmuseet, Borås
Skaraborgsvägen 3A

Phone: +46-33358950

Organizer: Textilmuseet


Opening hours

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1 / 9-31 / 5 Tuesday - Wednesday 12-17 Thursday 12-19 Friday 12-17 Saturday - Sunday 12-16 Monday closed 1 / 6-31 / 8 Tuesday-Sunday 12-16 Monday closed Check the opening hours on public holidays at www

Price information

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Adult / Senior: 50 kr.
Children and young people up to 25 and students: free admission.
Annual pass: $ 100.

Public transportation


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Textile Museum is located in Textile Fashion Center, located between the center of Borås and Knalleland in the new district Simonsland. By car: From Trollhättan / Vänersborg: Follow Highway 42 in Knalleland roundabout, continue on Skaraborgsvägen about 500 meters before the Textile Fashion Center on your right. From Gothenburg / Jönköping: Follow Highway 40 towards Borås. Take exit 86-Annelund junction from road 40. Continue on Arla Street / Kungsgatan (RV 42) north through the town until you reach the railway street level with the University of Borås. Turn left and follow Railway Street over the railway to Skaraborgsvägen. From Växjö / Varberg: Follow Highway 27/41 until Annelund junction. Continue along Arla Road (RV 42). Take Rautatiekatu against Skaraborgsvägen. By train / bus Travel Centre: From the railway station / Travel Centre is within walking distance to the Textile Museum, it takes about 10 minutes. If you come by train, you have the station building to the right, coming by bus, you have the station buildingon your left, continue straight on Stationsgatan. Then follow Sven Erikson Street river vistas. Turn left onto Dawson Street, go under the railway bridge and straight on to the Textile fashion center where the Textile Museum is located. By bus from South Square: Take the line No. 1 or 3, get off at the stop Simonsland. You see Textile Fashion Center in front of the bus stop.