Exhibition - Everyday matter, The value of Textile Art

Textilmuseet, Borås

In collaboration with the Textile Museum of Sweden, Nordic Textile Art (NTA) presents Everyday matter a notable exhibition of works in large formats. The starting point is everyday materials and the slow processes of textile art. Threads we all recognise but take years to master.

The exhibition shows methods that can eliminate time and communicate through their materiality. While the artists look back in history, they work towards yet undiscovered possibilities. Everyday Matter - A critical processing of daily life.

The European Textile Network Conference is held in a European country once every two years. This year, the Municipality of Borås and the Textile Museum of Sweden are the hosts of the conference, and in connection with this, the Crossover conference will be held. Crossover will highlight textile art and display a multitude of expressions, methods, and techniques that are used in the field. A number of exhibitions and activities involving textile art will also be held in art venues both within (many in public places) and in the area around Borås. Everyday matter is part of this venture.

Since its founding, the NTA has been run by professional textile artists in the form of both the Nordic Textile Council (NTC) and a board of the association. All of the members of these are enthusiasts who strive to place the spotlight on textile art. Sari Syväluoma, who was born in Finland, was one of the enthusiasts who set up the association with the goal of creating a platform for organising biennials or triennials featuring Nordic textile art. She was one of the members of the working committee during the planning of Everyday matter, and contributed with many ideas. Sari left us prematurely when she passed away in August 2016, and so the NTA wishes to honour her through this exhibition.

The ten invited artists: From Sweden, Elsa Agélii and Emelie Röndahl; from Norway, Kari Hjertholm and Løvaas & Wagle; from Finland, Ulla-Maija Vikman and Silja Puranen; from Iceland, Ásta Vilhelmína Guðmundsdóttir and Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir; from Denmark, Grethe Wittrock and Ane Henriksen.

The ten artists juried from a closed call from NTA: Helga Palina Brynjolfsdottir, Elisabeth Brenner Remberg, Laura Isoniemi, Raija Jokinen, Aino Kajaniemi, Kerstin Lindström, , Vibeke Lindhardt, Linnea Blomgren, and Josabet Werkmäster.

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