05.06.2019 - 01.03.2020

Interwoven

Textile holds emotions and stories. Interwoven is an exhibition exploring ties between art and textile design, including a glimpse of bold new materials used by experimental designers. It interweaves fibres, techniques, textures and diverse materials into a tapestry fusing the legacy of contemporary art, ancient handicrafts, new technology and futuristic visions. A timeless source of warmth and security, textiles preserve an important fragment of human history, while also carrying on ancient techniques and narratives from generation to generation.

  • 05.06.2019 - 01.03.2020
  • 2. floor
  • 12€ / Adults

    0€ / Under 18s and over 70s

The works of the exhibition’s 12 artists approach textile through creative exploration, technical mastery and a bold new approach to materials. They create a diverse outlook on the possibilities of textile in the interface between contemporary art and design, with the exhibition placing a new frame on textile’s ancient role as a bearer of stories, information and culture.

Artists:
Sheila Hicks, Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen, Maija Lavonen, Pia Männikkö, Nithikul Nimkulrat, Kärt Ojavee, Bella Rune, Kustaa Saksi, Sue Stone, Johanna Ulfsak, Timo Vaittinen, Sandra Wirtanen.

  • Interwoven © Ari Karttunen / EMMA

  • Interwoven © Ari Karttunen / EMMA

  • Timo Vaittinen, Dream Team, 2019 © Ari Karttunen / EMMA

  • Interwoven © Ari Karttunen / EMMA

  • Maija Lavonen, Striped light, 2006 © Ari Karttunen / EMMA

  • Interwoven © Ari Karttunen / EMMA

Find out how the hand-tufted Alphabet Rug (2019) by Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen was made and listen to the artist’s thoughts behind the work.

Timo Vaittinen’s commission work Dream Team, 2019 draws from sportswear aesthetics and the tradition of abstract art.

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