Textile art and radical design

Thielska galleriet, Stockholm
31 January – 31 May 2015

And, 1975. Foto: Veronica Nygren

And, 1975. Foto: Veronica Nygren

Veronica Nygren (1940-2006)  filled her art with everyday experiences and political awareness, with knowledge about Swedish crafts traditions and global influences, in a vibrant dialogue with art history and contemporary art. Nygren indefatigably put the potential of textiles to the test. Today, she stands out as a regenerator of textile art and design in post-war Sweden.

 Veronica Nygren: Mah-Jong 1968. Foto: Carl Johan de Geer


Veronica Nygren: Mah-Jong 1968. Foto: Carl Johan de Geer

 

 


This exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective of Nygren’s oeuvre, spanning from the early 1960s to the beginning of the 2000s.
It features freehand weaving and applications, patterns and garments for the Mah-Jong label, along with personal and experimental tapestries and monumental commissioned public artworks.