Cultural heritage and women's history from Sweden and Finland
Mönsterfest is a textile exhibition highlighting a Finnish and Swedish cultural heritage from the 1930s to the late 1980s.
The exhibition begins in the 1930s in Dora Jung's studio at Högbergsgatan 19 in Helsinki. It then continues through two decades of small-scale patterns in soft colours that characterise the 1940s and 1950s. The FinnishSwedish textile designer Viola Gråsten revolutionised colour in Stockholm 1952 with her "Oomph" pattern before it really took off with colourful patterns in both Finland and Sweden in the 1960s and 1970s. The pattern party ends in the "happy 80s" with Finnish textile duo Studio Ulla & Stina who gave Finnish homes textiles with text and feeling. Birgitta Hahn from "Ten Swedish designers", created freshly with organic shapes and made an impression with her architectural patterns of famous buildings in Stockholm.
The exhibition shows a mix of fabrics, photographs, fashion garments, magazinearticles and sketches by 16 female textile designers. Anneli Airikka Lammi, Dora Jung, Saara Hirvisalo, Lena Rewell, Kaarina Kellomäki, Kerstin Ratia, Studio Ulla & Stina, Katariina Metsovaara, Raili Konttinen, Viola Gråsten, Birgitta Hahn, Göta Trägårdh, Ulla Ericson Åström, Ritva Wahlström, Elisabeth Nordin, Mari Simmulson.
A warm welcome to a "Pattern Festival" bursting with colour, creative joy and optimism.
Gallery Vinkkeli Forssan Museo in Forssa, 6.5.- 3.6.2022
Pop up shop with textiles and products will be available in connection with the exhibition.
The exhibition is curated by Maria Jernkvist