Saturday the 18th of June, Lofoten kulturhus The symposium will weave together the themes in the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts (NK) Theme Exhibition 2022: “The Hands that Unravel the Sweater” and NK Nord-Norge’s exhibition “I kjølvannet”.” Here you will hear from both artists and other professionals about how material-based art can be an important way to express social and political engagement. Lidal will participate in a conversation with curator Anne Klontz and local artist/sheep farmer Ragnhild Lie (the conversation will be held in English).
Curator Anne Klontz has selected 10 artists and collectives for the Theme Exhibition 2022. With the title «The Hands That Unravel the Sweater», the exhibition will be on display at the North Norwegian Art Center in Svolvær from June 18th–August 14th. Keep reading …
Norwegian Crafts and Sørlandets Kunstmuseum invite you to a conversation between the artists Karen Lidal (NO), Monika Mørck (NO) moderated by artist/curator and director of the Stockholm-based gallery Fiberspace, Marcia Harvey Isaksson (SE).
Starting from the artists’ own practice, the conversation will revolve around the panel’s interest in craft practices, knowledge passed on from generation to generation and from place to place, making from a female perspective, space, and body. Keep reading … Sunday 28 November 2021, 2 PM (CET) Sørlandets Kunstmuseum: Skippergata 24 B,4611 Kristiansand, Norway Facebook event here
The conversation will be video recorded and published online after the event.
Opening at Sørlandet Kunstmuseum Kristiansand on Sat Oct 2nd 1400
2.10 – 28.11.2021 Sørlandets Kunstmuseum Norske Kunsthåndverkeres Årsutstilling er den største årlige mønstringen av norsk samtids- kunsthåndverk. Årsutstillingen har åpen innsendingsrett og juryeres av NKs nasjonale jury, med mål om å ta pulsen på dagens materialbaserte kunst. keep reading … (Norwegian)
Curator, writer and philosopher Zofia Cielatkowska has written this poetic and philosophical essay. Read it on norwegiancrafts.no
“- Karen Kviltu Lidal’s works are not really objects, but rather unfinished entities open to engaging in processes and performative gestures. She moves freely between art forms such as weaving, installation and video documentation, but textiles prevail as her basic point of reference in both the metaphorical and literal sense. This means textiles remain crucial, especially in relation to public space. Exploring and measuring a city with a piece of fabric, which is soft, means the fabric can bend and take on irregular shapes that enable different possibilities and outcomes. This is much different than measuring space with a conventional ruler that simplifies everything into straight lines. And Lidal loves to measure and examine borders.” Keep reading …