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Hannah Ryggen: Weaving the world

She is one of the most significant Scandinavian artists of the twentieth century.

>> Hannah Ryggen * 1894 Malmö1970 Trondheim

tapestries are visual responses to major and minor events, conflicts and processes. She captured the world in her weaving. In the early 1930s, she addressed fascism and the destructive consequences of Nazi power. Violence and abuse are visualised in an idiom reminiscent of modern, critical history painting. Her narrative drive goes hand in hand with a free accentuation of abstract patterns, shapes and colours. The exhibition (12.06.2015 – 04.10.2015) echoes a broad renewal of interest in Ryggen’s figurative and highly captivating modernism internationally. It is produced in collaboration with the Moderna Museet in Malmö. (Text: National Gallery Norway)