It goes without saying, that art harnessing textiles is not necessarily more material than so much other art, still, materiality and tactile aspects – texture, structure, shine, fragility and softness appear more significant, more pressing.
When materiality takes centre-stage, then artworks draw attention to their banal existence as objects, as things, and may challenge a number of preconceived notions about art. The notion that works of art are above things. The notion that art is impractical, of no everyday value, indeed, that it should not be usable.
In 2020 and 2021 the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands is paying tribute to art that draws on textiles with a series of exhibitions. This includes SUBGITTER – The underlying structure of reality
SUBGITTER – The underlying structure of reality.
Simplicity, repetition, geometry, play and seriousness.
The weaves of the world are related in this idiom.
A language that connects me to history and people before me.
In the work “Subgitter ” I have tried to weave layers of humanity’s common patterns.
Where do they come from?
What do they mean?
Welcome ti sit down on the underlying structure of reality.
– Linnea Blomgren