March 10 – April 22
The exhibition is open from Friday to Sunday from 12-16. CLOSED on Friday march 30.
The whirlwind that was the globalization of the late 20th century only left scattered traces of the Nordic textile industry behind. Knowledge and traditions with roots dating back hundreds of years have been dispensed within a short period of time, and it is often small-scale, non-commercial forces that relentlessly continue to bear these material and immaterial cultural heritages.
Artists Lina Sofia Lundin and Franz Petter Schmidt have looked closer upon a few places where textile traditions once were strong. In Sjølingstad wool mill, Schmidt starts the loom that hasn’t been in use since 1948 to recreate a wool fabric he found in a test book. In Haghed, Blanca and Gnesta, the linen, the esparto grass and the wool travel through Lundin’s hands between hundreds of years of craftsmanship and new experiments.
Their work are characterized by a listening and a making. What can these meetings, methods and materials say about our own time? And how can they accompany us into the future?
Opening Saturday 10 March at 12-16
Conversation with Lina Sofia Lundin, Franz Petter Schmidt and Caroline Malmström, Art Lab Gnesta at 14.30