måndag 13 oktober 2014

Exhibition: "Taktil Historia"

Last week I visited Almgrens Sidenväveri, an old silk mill in central Stockholm. Today Almgrens is a museum but they also have some of the old jacquard looms going. The weaver Sonja is doing an important cultural contribution in exploring and maintaining the knowledge of how these looms can be used. It is always a treat to talk to her, so if you visit the museum make sure to ask her about the weaving.

I've written about this place several times before - besides being an interesting environment with the old silk mill they also have collaborations with contemporary textile artists. Plus I've worked there as a guide during my studies which makes my relationship with the museum even more special. 

Right now they have an exhibition in collaboration with FAS, Fiber Art Sweden, a group of Swedish textile artists. The exhibition is called "Taktil Historia" (Tactile History) and is the first exhibition in a three year long collaboration between FAS and Almgrens exploring silk in our time. It was a very interesting exhibition and I look forward to follow this project in the coming years.

Here are my favorites from the exhibition;

Maria Hägglund
Maria Hägglund "Minne" på Almgrens Sidenväveri
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

 Carina Gardefjord
Carina Gardefjord "Det sitter i väggarna" på Almgrens Sidenväveri
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

And of course Sonja's jacquard loom...
Almgrens Sidenväveri
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

3 kommentarer:

  1. Almgrens är precis som "Maison des Canuts i Lyon !
    Fantastiskt att det fungerar !
    Hälsar Inger

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