Ulrik Martin Larsen Senior LecturerThe Swedish School of Textiles, Borås
On behalf of KONTEMPO it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the exhibition IsThisKnit?.
Isabel Berglund and I had the wonderful task of curating and selecting the exhibited works. Works that challenge the notion of knit by utilizing the inherent properties and qualities of both material and technique. The works show vast diversity and use the core characteristics of knit as we witness the emergence of form and material in one singular process. Texture and structure become architecture, interlocking loops grow into narratives and whilst working both with and against softness, elasticity, gravity, weight and lightness new interpretations of what knit is, appear.
As a whole the collected works do not only express certain things they also seek to develop and expand the field of knitting adding tactile knowledge, new expressions and show the unlimited potential of knit in an exuberant variety of applications.
We invite you; the audience to question what knit is, to discuss and to engage with the works.
KONTEMPO seeks to open the field of textile design and to show the multifaceted approaches to the area. With the exhibition IsThisKnit? the stitches have been cast and the yarn is unfurled for further dialogue…