Reconstructing Memory

Textile Museum of Sweden, Borås
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The artist Kristina Müntzing has got free access to the Textile Museum's collections, both costume, clothing, pattern samples but also our archive material consisting of photos and films. In Reconstructing Memory we get to see her interpretation of how history is preserved and retold through a museum's collection. Where is there for example work clothes? What does a picture say when the name and location are forgotten? Can you preserve the body's memory of a workplace?

Kristina Müntzing uses arts and crafts methods and dance to create a somatic archive. She uses images and materials from different times that are shredded and woven together, and thus becomes both image and pattern, map and archive. The exhibition opens with Performing Memory, a dance performance based on memories of movements from sewing production.

Kristina Müntzing was born in Helsingborg in 1973. She has a MFA (Master of Fine Art) both from Goldsmiths College in London and Valand University of Fine Arts.Kristinas works have been shown on eg. Art Works in Berlin, Kiasma in Finland, Gothenburg Art Biennale, Shiryaevobienalen in Russia as well as art galleries and institutions in Sweden and abroad.

"It is in some way impossible not to be impressed by Kristina Müntzing's ambition to visualize a more or less invisible material. In addition, she manages to disconnect her works from its history sufficiently to make them interesting on their own. I also think that The textile museum has shown admirable courage by admitting Müntzing and thus once again emphasizing that their business should be characterized by openness, curiosity quality and breadth. Congratulations! "

- Boel Ulfsdotter, Göteborgs-Posten

A special thanks to:

The textile museum's volunteers in the sewing group who contributed stories and participated in the creation of one of the wickerwork.

The dancers Ulrika Liljedahl,Petronella Brink, Isabel Schwardt and Emelie Lihav

The Seven Society of Culture

Contributors Helge Ax: son Johnson's foundation, Längmanska kulturfonden Foundation and VG region

VIEW AND ARTIST CALL 2/5, at. 17:00

Artist Kristina Müntzing herself shows her exhibition Reconstructing Memory and answers questions. The show is arranged within the collaboration Prisma Västra Götaland, which is initially presented by Johannes Daun and Karin Olsson Lindström. Free admission

With support from the Västra Götaland region

20Apr 10:00 - 17:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
21Apr 10:00 - 17:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
23Apr 12:00 - 17:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
24Apr 12:00 - 17:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
25Apr 12:00 - 19:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
26Apr 12:00 - 17:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
27Apr 12:00 - 16:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
28Apr 12:00 - 16:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
30Apr 12:00 - 17:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
02May 12:00 - 19:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
03May 12:00 - 17:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
04May 12:00 - 16:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
05May 12:00 - 16:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
07May 12:00 - 17:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
08May 12:00 - 17:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
09May 12:00 - 19:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
10May 12:00 - 17:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
11May 12:00 - 16:00 Textile Museum of Sweden
12May 12:00 - 16:00 Textile Museum of Sweden

Contact information

Textilmuseet, Borås
Skaraborgsvägen 3A

Phone: +46-33358950

E-mail: textilmuseet@boras.se

Opening hours

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Monday-Tuesday and Friday 10.00 - 17.00, Thursday 10.00 - 19.00, Saturday and Sunday 10.00 - 17.00. After April 21 the following opening hours: Monday-Tuesday and Friday 12:00 - 17:00, Thursday 12:00 - 19:00, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 - 17:00.

Price information

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SEK 100 entrance fee until April 21st. Then SEK 50.

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