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Norway artists display in UK. Southeast England’s Turner Contemporary Art Gallery in Margate, Kent County, shows the works of four Norwegian artists. The exhibition, Entangled: Threads and Making, features textile artist Hannah Ryggen, works by Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Sidsel Paaske, and Marianne Heske. They will be displayed along with 40 other international female artists’ creations. Centred on materiality and craft, the exhibition was inspired by writer, critic, and curator Karen Wright’s visits to the many artists she would write about in her column ‘In the Studio’ for British newspaper The Independent.

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Norway artists display in UK

Published on Friday, 27th January, 2017 at 10:09 under the entertainment category, by Charlotte Bryan.

Southeast England’s Turner Contemporary Art Gallery in Margate, Kent County, shows the works of four Norwegian artists.

Front of the Turner Contemporary Gallery
Front of the Turner Contemporary Gallery
Photo: Turner Contemporary/Wikimedia Commons


The exhibition, Entangled: Threads and Making, features textile artist Hannah Ryggen, works by Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Sidsel Paaske, and Marianne Heske. They will be displayed along with 40 other international female artists’ creations.

Centred on materiality and craft, the exhibition was inspired by writer, critic, and curator Karen Wright’s visits to the many artists she would write about in her column ‘In the Studio’ for British newspaper The Independent.

Norway’s Hannah Ryggen (1894-1970) drew inspiration for her works from political events in the 1930s till 1970. Creator of over 200 large scale tapestry works, she was the first female artist to represent Norway at the Venice Biennale in 1964.

Her monumental tapestry 6. oktober 1942 is one of the works to be shown in Margate, with her political tapestry having inspired contemporary tapestry artist Ann Cathrin November Høibo’s latest piece from 2016, called Champion.

Kristiansand-based artist Ann Cathrin November Høibo (b. 1979) has taken part in many exhibitions across the globe. These included at the Carl Freedman Gallery in London, Michael Thibault Gallery in Los Angeles, and Henie-Onstad Art Centre in eastern Norway’s Høvik.

Her most recent exhibition was her third solo one at Oslo’s Standard Gallery with works made out of brass, nylon cord, silver, and bike locks that were used to create a hanging likeness to a skeleton.

Political textile artist Sidsel Paaske (1937–1980) employed many materials in her works such as watercolour, painting, textiles, ceramic, music, text, book illustrations, sculpture, and jewellery. Her sculpture Brent match (1966) was Norway’s first pop art work.

Marianne Heske (b. 1946) has created artworks centred on themes of nature and technology through installations and video manipulated landscapes.

Pioneering in her visual artwork, Heske, born in Møre og Romsdal County’s Ålesund, graduated from The National College of Art and Design in Bergen in 1971. She went on to attend the distinguished fine arts institution L’École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris, France, until 1975.

Heske creates works that aims to disrupt the conventions of what classifies as art. In her first solo debut in 1973, she worked with computer paintings made out of video footage from landscapes. By digitalising the footage and transferring it a computer, it created unique large panoramic images, altered to convey Heske’s perception of nature.

The Norwegian artists were selected for the Entangled: Threads and Making exhibition, which is mostly comprised of pieces consisting of sculptures, installations, textile, tapestry, and jewellery, as they expand the potential of handmade needle and fibre arts such as embroidery, sewing and weaving. Unexpected materials such clothing, hair and plants will also be incorporated into it

The Turner Contemporary Gallery is named after famous English Romanticist landscape painter Joseph M. W. Turner (1775–1851). It opened in 2011 and cost GBP 17 million to develop. It was nominated for the UK’s Art Fund Prize 2012.

Exhibition Entangled: Threads and Making shows between 28th January and 7th May 2017.



Published on Friday, 27th January, 2017 at 10:09 under the entertainment category, by Charlotte Bryan.

This post has the following tags: art, exhibitions, margate, britain, tapestry, paywall.





  
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