From Selvage to Selvage: the Passing on of Patterns 2017
Exhibited in Through the Things We Make at Göteborgs Konsthall 2017. Curated by Åsa Norberg and Jennie Sundén.
Exhibited in Textila Undertexter at Marabouparken Sundbyberg 2016. Curated by Helena Selder and Bella Rune

From Selvage to Selvage: the Passing on of Patterns is made from different cleaning materials and moving blankets, which refers to a tradition within textile art and handicraft to use materials that are at hand. The installation is constructed by forms and shapes taken from the work of over 50 female textile designers from the 1850s to today. Emphasis is placed on western modernism during the 1920s and 1930s. The artists included have in common their connection to abstract art, as well as occupying the liminal space between art, handicraft, design and architecture.

The work Breaking Waves consists of stained scrubbing brushes that form both a wall border and a movement forward. While one shape can be likened to a thread, wave or flow, the other is reminiscent of a shuttle, cartridge or tampon.

Artists whose patterns appear in the work: Eyre De Lanux, Gunta Stölzl, Lucienne Day, Ruth Adler Schnee, Nathalie du Pasquier, Sophie Taeuber Arp, Varvara Stepanova, Paule Vézelay, Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher, Marianne Straub, Karin Larsson, Joyce Clissold, Astrid Sampe, Betty Joel, Sonia Delaunay, Elise Djo Bourgeois, Enid Marx, Marjatta Metsovaara, Jacqueline Groag, Florence Knoll, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, Agda Österberg, Ingrid Dessau, Elsa Gullberg, Inez Svensson, Göta Trägårdh, Ingela Håkansson, Zandra Rhodes, Lana MacKinnon, Edna Martin, Elizabeth Peacock, Otti Berger, Barbro Nilsson, Annika Rimala, Marianne Richter, Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Kaisa Melanton, Alice Lund, Viola Gråsten, Anni Albers, Loja Saarinen, Sofia Widén, Ingegerd Torhamn, Eileen Gray, Lena Meyer – Bergner, Marian Pepler, Vanessa Bell, Evelyn Wyld, Sheila Hicks, Liubov Popova, Marion Dorn

Image 1:  Jean-Baptiste Béranger
2, 3, 6: Fredrik Åkum