Textile art by Júlíana Sveinsdóttir and Anni Albers: Vertical / horizontal
In parallel with her painting career Júlíana Sveinsdóttir (1889-1966) enjoyed a successful and interesting career as a textile artist. Her textiles are shown here alongside the works of the German Bauhaus weaver/artist Anni Albers, (1899–1994) who was one of the most influential weavers of the twentieth century. Both Júlíana and Anni took up weaving by chance and instead of being limited by the traditional technique, the artists discovered freedom to experiment with conventional and unconventional materials, weaving forms and compositions that were abstract and modern.
Curators: Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir and Sigríður Guðjónsdóttir.
The exhibition commemorates the centenary of Icelandic women gaining the right to vote.