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Soft, 2013.

SOFT

Participating artists: Regien Cox, Hanne Frey Husø, Løvaas & Wagle, Sidsel Palmstrøm, Astrid Runde Saxegaard, Kari Steihaug, Unn Sønju and Borghild Rudjord Unneland

Our collaboration with SOFT – the Norwegian Textile Artist’s Association’s gallery in Oslo – enables us to present a striking collection of Norwegian textile art to a Swedish public.

Textile artists in Norway are renowned for the excellence of their work and for the ground-breaking way in which they have developed textile art to address pressing social issues. The exhibition at Gustavsbergs Konsthall reflects the leading position of of textile art in contemporary Norwegian crafts. A group of curators, representing both SOFT gallery and Gustavsbergs Konsthall, has selected eight textile artists who represent both a wide range of artistic expression as well as different generations of Norwegian textile art.

An outstanding example is that of Unn Sønju whose often highly political tapestries have led to her being regarded as the heir to Hannah Ryggen (1894-1970) who pioneered the use of textile art to comment on social and political themes.

The exhibition at Gustavsbergs Konsthall will provide a unique opportunity for experiencing this vibrant Norwegian contribution to contemporary textile art.

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