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 is created publicly in Kiruna’s city centre during March, April and May (dates and time will be announced shortly) and will be shown in its completed state at Konstmuseet i Norr, when the museum re-opens physically.
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
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–May 2021
Your rag rugs can become part of the artwork Sju omvävnader. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to contribute rugs to the project.