Textiles can be used for more than decorating rooms, packing things in, upholstering or covering things up. Textile art has often been used to express political opinions and address social concerns. Artists from southern Norway such as Else Marie Jakobsen and Kjell Mardon Gunvaldsen clearly demonstrated social engagement through textile art.
Under the Rug presents textile art with political content. Featured artists include Kjell Mardon Gunvaldsen, Else Marie Jakobsen, Hesselholdt & Mejlvang and Gunnar Torvund, among others. All the works are from the museum’s own collection.
Spring schedule 2014
Arendal Kunstforening 11 January – 16 February
Vest-Agder-museet, Flekkefjord 24 February – 23 March
Grimstad kunstforening 29 March – 27 April
Kunstparken Risør 3 May – 25 May