Welcome to vernissage

By on September 13, 2017
Arbetarrörelsens arkiv

Welcome to Vernissage: Att ta strid
Saturday 23 September 13.00-16.00
Opening speech 14.00 by Frida Hållander and Åsa Norman

Participant in the exhibition:
Frida Hållander, Art Craftsman and Doctoral Student at Konstfack and University of Gothenburg, Artistic Faculty, Eva Szentiványi, Art Craftsman, Åsa Norman, Textile Artist, Ulla Wikander, Historian and Writer, Maryam Fanni, Graphic Designer, with several sisters

NOTE! The exhibition will last only two weeks.

In the exhibition Att ta strid, the Art Craftsman Frida Hållander investigates the possibility of conducting political struggle and resistance through art crafts item. Att ta strid is the final exhibition in her dissertation Vems hand är det som gör? which will be presented this spring.

In her research, Frida Hållander reflects on craftsmanship in relation to power and resistance, and to the “together making”, the dependence of several hands. “It is a battle that seeks a together – a sisterhood”, she writes and asking questions about how art craft practitioners are influenced by power offsets and the complex relationships that exist between class, ethnicity/race and gender? She also asks questions like how can we understand art craft practitioners who are in dialogue with society. How do the objects look like that have come to play a role in different societal changes?

Frida Hållander deepens in art craft objects that have taken a stand, through history and in our contemporary times. Copper and barrels agitating against slavery and for women’s right to vote here meet new works by Frida Hållander and Eva Szentiványi in a reflection of how the art craft are used in social, political and feminist movements.

In the history of the industry seamstresses, which organized Sweden’s first women’s football team Öxabäck IF in the 1960s, Frida Hållander and the textile artist Åsa Norman put the story and its textile objects in relation to the suffragett movement during the early 1900s and the role of flags and banners played in the development of society, among others through cooperation with Arbetarrörelsens arkiv.

In the exhibition tells also the story of Gustavsbergsservisen Liljeblå (1917-1939), also known as the Workers ‘Service and about the flag which was carried off the factory workers’ union Gustavsbergs department. Here is also the story of the female work on the factory floor through recorded interviews made by researcher Ulla Wikander in a study of Gustavsberg porcelain factory workers in the 1980s.

On Saturday 7 October, 13:00, a conversation will be held between Frida Hållander and the researcher Ulla Wikander about her book Women’s and Men’s Works: Gustavsberg 1880-1980, from1988. Ulla Wikander was Professor of Economic History at Stockholm University 1996-2006. The conversation is held in Swedish. More information is available at www.gustavsbergskonsthall.se

The exhibition is scheduled for 8 October.

Warm welcome! Free entrance

Gustavsbergs Konsthall
Opening hours Tue-Sun 11am-4pm. Admission free to all exhibitions and events.

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