torsdag 19 februari 2015

Exhibition; Veronica Nygren at Thielska

There are several textile exhibitions on Djurgården in Stockholm right now. At Thielska Galleriet there is an exhibition about the textile artist Veronica Nygren. The exhibition is described as;

"Veronica Nygren (1940-2006) had the ability to weave an entire world into her art. She filled it with everyday experiences and political awareness, with knowledge about Swedish crafts traditions and global influences, in a vibrant dialogue with art history and contemporary art. Nygren indefatigably put the potential of textiles to the test. Today, she stands out as a regenerator of textile art and design in post-war Sweden. (...) By showing Veronica Nygren’s innovative art at the Thielska Gallery, we are upholding a tradition of taking textiles seriously, as an art form in its own right."

It is very uplifting to see Thielska making a large exhibition on a textile artist and also presenting it in a interesting context. So definitely a recommendation to go see it if you are in Stockholm! Another interesting exhibition right now is at HV Gallery about the Friends of Finnish Handicraft and their ryijy rugs.

Veronica Nygren, "Harens gång" på Thielska galleriet.
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Veronica Nygren, "Travesti på trasmatta" på Thielska galleriet.
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Veronica Nygren, "Tid III" på Thielska galleriet.
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Veronica Nygren, "Kropp '05" på Thielska galleriet.
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

tisdag 10 februari 2015

Alice Lund Textilier at HV Gallery in April

Finally I can share the news; Alice Lund Textilier will have a solo exhibition at HV Gallery in Stockholm April 9th til May 16th! In the exhibition we will show several beautiful rugs as well as pieces by Helena Hernmarck woven at Alice Lund Textilier. So I hope to see many of you textile art lovers at the exhibition!

Detail of rug by Folke Heybroek and Alice Lund, 1950's
Photo: Pär Olsson