Embroidered works from Contemporary Art.
10 October - 4 January 2015
Recently a new interest in material-based art and hand-crafting techniques has emerged in contemporary art, and embroidery has gained new relevance. Embroidered contemporary art relates both to the social history of embroidery and to the nature of the medium itself, for instance that it is both an activity and a process.
What does it mean to embroider today – and what does the new interest in embroidery tell about the era in which we live? Through a large selection of works by Norwegian and international contemporary artists, plus selected older works from the collections, the exhibition The Needle's Eye: Contemporary Embroidery looks into these questions, addressing themes such as materiality, tradition, story-telling, gender, power and status, and time and memory.
The represented artists include Regien Cox, Gunvor Nervold Antonsen, Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Hans Hamid Rasmussen, Flore Gardner, Lars Sture, Erik Hellsten, Kimsooja, Orly Cogan, Siri Ensrud, Kristine Fornes, Maurizio Anzieri, Susan Collis, Jochen Flinzer, Elana Herzog, Anna von Mertens, Nava Lubelski and others.
The Needle's Eye is produced through collaboration between KODE and the National Museum of art, Architecture and Design.
Curator in Bergen: Frode Sandvik and Anne Britt Ylvisåker.
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