Join us at Real Time & Space on Wednesday, March 27th at 7pm for artist talks together with current artist in residence, Joe Ferriso. See you there! RSVP Here!Real Time & Space125 10TH STREET OAKLAND, CA 94607
Tröjan (The Sweater), 2018
Hand-woven jacquard | Trevira CS and wool, powder coated steel
Many small sweaters, embracing and intertwined - together they form a large sweater hanging on a giant hanger on a nail on the wall. From far away it may seem that the sweater is made of a plain knit pattern, but up close a hive of small sweaters is revealed. Arm-in-arm or linking together, they form chains. The sweater is a kind of "super-form" - a form that in itself is made up of iterations of smaller cell-like forms.
The piece is made through jacquard weaving - a technique where digital images are translated to readable weave structures, made up of zeros and ones, and woven manually on a thread controller loom. The green threads are made of wool and the white threads are made of Trevira CS - a high-tech flameproof material.
The work is made to the scale of a children's sweater hanging on a "normal size" or "adult size" clothes hanger. The sweater is made with the children's perspective in mind. It should be fun and unexpected, something children can watch for a long time. The work is intended to be viewed from a distance and to encourage the imagination. Hopefully it can become a familiar landmark in the school. "Let's meet by the sweater" I imagine the children saying.
The piece can also be understood as a reminder that we are all small building blocks that together comprise the universe - that together, we are all a kind of "super-form".
This month's Painting Salon will take place at a newish art collective in San Francisco called Borderline Art Collective. To find out more about their history and founding members, check out their website.
To keep things fresh, this month the presenters Danielle Andress, Johanna Friedman and Laura Rokas will be doing a slide roulette + relay as they rotate through each other's slides, surprising each other with their picks and hopefully giving cause for some spontaneous dialogue.
Date: Thursday, February 22
Location: 1340 Bryant St, SF
7:00pm - Mix & Mingle
7:30pm - Talks begin
FRIDAY // 13 October 8-10p
Young Collectors Club
100% womynfolk edition 💅
Taravat Talepasand.R/SF projects1050 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
The now travelling exhibition Textile Subtexts is at display at Malmö Museum!
The show is part of a joint research project by Bella Rune, an artist and professor of fine art specializing in textiles at Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, together with Helena Selder, a curator and artistic director for BAC – Baltic Art Center. The exhibition has been curated by Rune and Selder for Marabouparken Art Gallery in Sundbyberg, where a prior version was shown in the fall of 2016. At Malmö Konstmuseum the exhibition has been expanded with several new pieces, many of them from the museum’s permanent collection.
In conjunction with the exhibition, a series of workshops will be held in collaboration with Sommarscen Malmö, Malmöfestivalen, and the Yalla Trappan women’s cooperative.
June 17–September 3, 2017
Opening Friday, June 16, 6–8 PMMalmö KonstmuseumBox 406201 24 Malmö, SwedenVisiting address: Malmöhusvägen 6
Know The Weaver: Johanna Friedman
Happy to be featured in the latest issue of Know The Weaver by Digital Weaving Norway. Read the article here.
I'm participating in this year's örnsbergsauktion - an artist operated auction for unique and studio produced design and craft in Stockholm. Their project has been featured in/on numerous sites and magazines including Sight Unseen, It's Nice That and Wallpaper. They're celebrating 6 years and I'm proud to say that this is the 4th time I've been included in the auction.
Online bidding has started at http://www.ornsbergsauktionen.se/2017/
Exhibition: 7-10 February
Live Auction: 10 February at 7 pm
Slupskjupsvägen 30, 111 49 Stockholm
January 12 - January 15, 2017 @realmindcontrol
Work will be on display through participating gallery HILDE, together with artist Anna Schachte.
Mind Control is an independent art fair taking place during San Francisco's art fair week January 11-15th, 2017. Featuring a mix of commercial galleries, curatorial projects, online spaces, and artist driven collectives, Mind Control presents a contemporary approach to the standard art fair model with an emphasis on installation.Main dates:
January 12 - 15 from 12 - 6 pmOpening reception:
Friday the 13th, 8 pm - 12 amExtended dates:
Runs thru January 28, TH-SAT, 1-6pm
19 NOV - 12 FEB 2017Västerås konstmuseum
Karlsgatan 2, Västerås
Mia E Göransson, Silje Figenschou Thoresen, Johanna Friedman, Simon Klenell, Kristina Schultz, A5 / Romina Fuentes, Adam Grinovich, Annika Pettersson.
This exhibition gives an insight into the contemporary arts and crafts scene in Sweden and its makers - who dare to question both their own material tradition and traditional notions of what craft is. Through the ages, art has served as a driving force and an essential tool of criticism and social development. Artists use their detailed vision and explore the structures and the traditional patterns in which we live.
See catalogue here >> (Only available in Swedish)
09.20.16 - 12.04.16
Marabouparken Art Gallery, Sundbyberg, Sweden
Participating artists: Maria Adlercreutz, Elsa Agélii, Zandra Ahl, Olle Baertling, Helene Billgren, Ann Böttcher, “Moki” Cherry, Shabnam Faraee, Johanna Friedman, Josefin Gäfvert, Margareta Hallek, Leif Holmstrand, Charlotte Johannesson, Anna Nordström, Paola Torres Núñez del Prado, Veronica Nygren, Kaisa Melanton, Claes Oldenburg, Lennart Rodhe, Hannah Ryggen, Pia Sandström, Rickard Sollman, Elin Strand & the New Beauty Council, Bella Rune, Jennie Sundén & Åsa Norberg.
Seminars in connection with the exhibition (more information is coming soon)
October 5 at 6pm: Discussion Textile Emancipation.
October 26 at 6pm: Lecture with T’ai Smith.
November 9 at 6pm: Following the song’s threads: From traditional textiles to new technologies, Artist Lecture by Paola Torres Núñez del Prado.
November 16 at 6pm: Molas. Lecture and Workshop with Tomas Woodski.
November 23 at 6pm: Lecture with Michael Barrett and Matt Smith.
November 30 at 6pm: Lecture with Tom Sandqvist about his book Born in a Shtetl and Sonia Delaunay