Med Hannah i Ryggen

 

Title: Med Hannah i Ryggen

Year: 2016

Material: Metal nails

Commission: Self-initiated

Exhibited: Decembersalongen @ Katrineholms Konsthall

 

Background
I together with some artist colleges make up the artistic collective “Anonyma Rya artister” which are exploring the rya technique.

Process
Experimentation of using abstraction and craft to talk about political events as the work is referencing to the Swedish/Norwegian textile artist Hannah Ryggen. In her work Ryggen responded to political events in handwoven tapestries, in some of her tapestries she abstracted the motives and used rya technique.

Description
After the terrorist attack in Brussels in 2016 a Swedish journalist posed the question of the political force in pottering about (“pyssel” in Swedish). Pottering about is often considered apolitical as it is used as a recreational activity, even though the outcome may be a functional object. The journalist proposed a revision of that idea since the terrorists had gone pottering about nails to create even more violent bombs, hurting as many people as possible.

Skills
Artistic process, craft

 

 


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I will exhibit my work ”Med Hannah i Ryggen” at Skaraborgssalongen 2017. The exhibition will run all summer from May 18 to August 19. The opening is 17-19, May 18, hope to see you there!

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