Traces of Existence - Borås Art Museum

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Traces of Existence is a series of exhibitions outside the museum room in authentic places around Sweden. The Jewish Museum searches in the historical traces of Jewish-Swedish existence.

In collaboration with the Textile Museum and Borås Art Museum, the Jewish Museum has let the artist Johannes Heldén deepen and recollect the traces of Jewish refugees who came to Borås and the flourishing textile industry in 1946-48. During the period 1945-1947, about 600 Jewish refugees came to Borås. The reason why so many just came there was that there were plenty of jobs. 1945 was Borås Sweden's fastest growing industrial city. The textile and clothing industry that characterized the city needed people.

Heldén's three works are exhibited at Erlabolaget's old headquarters, on Österlånggatan 23, which now houses the Working Life Administration. The exhibition then continues at the Textil Museum with two video interviews with two of the Jewish refugees who came to Borås.

exhibitionwas created by the Jewish Museum in collaboration with: The Post Culture Lottery Foundation, Borås City, Textil Museum, Borås Art Museum, Culture Council and with support from Stockholm City.

The exhibition is open between 24 August and 23 September.

19Sep 12:00 - 17:00
20Sep 12:00 - 17:00
21Sep 12:00 - 17:00
22Sep 12:00 - 16:00
23Sep 12:00 - 16:00

Contact information

Borås Konstmuseum

504 02 BORÅS
Phone: +46-33353505