In the artwork Sju omvävnader (Seven Re-weaves), which is part of the exhibition Samla & visa, Matilda Kenttä starts off by taking apart rag rugs collected from Kiruna's locals and, with the help of her loom, she puts them together into new stories, in a series of large-scale textile works.
The artwork was created publicly in Kiruna’s city centre during March, April and May 2021 and is now shown in its completed state at Konstmuseet i Norr.
You can follow the project in our digital channels.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Matilda Kenttä was born and raised in Kiruna. In the autumn of 2020, she graduated from the TXT (textile) department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where she is based.
In Kenttä's practice, weaving is central and a metaphor for women's work and a method of indulging in the time-consuming. The loom is an instrument for re-evaluating ideas about automated work, productivity and laziness.
EXPERIENCE THE WORK LIVE
This part of the art project is now closed.
During the spring of 2021, you can follow Matilda Kenttä's work on site at Arent Grapegatan 27 in Kiruna and see the artwork Sju omvävnader develop.
Konstmuseet i Norr, Norrbotten’s County Art Museum, follows The Public Health Agency of Sweden’s advice, regulations and recommendations regarding public events. To prevent the spread of Covid-19, there is a maximum number of simultaneous visitors allowed on the premises. The venue offers plenty of room to follow the work from a distance. If you do not want to enter inside, it is also possible follow the work from the outside.
PLACE: Arent Grapegatan 27, Kiruna
DATES & TIME: Tue–Sat 10AM–6PM, March–June 2021