Textiles as Webs of meaning

Fred Andersson, Peter Samuelsson (Translator), Birgitta Flensburg (Editor)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceedingChapterGeneral public

Abstract

The English title of the exhibition, Material Matters, is both ambiguous and difficult to translate into Swedish. In one sense it simply states that the choice of material is of import. In other ways, it means "material issues,'' "material substances" or "important questions.'' The English "matter'' has the same double sense as the Swedish "ämne" and can thus be taken to refer both to something material as well as immaterial. Furthermore, if an English- speaking person says that something is "material" he or she can do so both in the sense that it consists of a physical substance and that it is of great import, that it is "essential." In this way, the title Material Matters is a good summary of the discussions – between the artists who make up Fiber Art Sweden and the Norrköping Museum of Art – that eventually led to the realization of the exhibition.
Translated title of the contributionVävar av tråd, vävar av betydelse
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterial Matters
Subtitle of host publicationTextil i fokus
Place of PublicationNorrköping
PublisherNorrköpings Konstmuseum
PagesXIII-XX
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)91-88-284-27X
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
MoE publication typeE1 Popularised article, newspaper article

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