Diary

5 February 2014

Paris

Dear Diary, I’m back from a couple of good days in Paris. Together with friend and colleague Birgitta Nordström. We stayed in cosy Marais, went to exhibitions and walked, walked, walked. We only lost contact with each other once, when I went into a souvenir shop while Birgitta headed for the line at the Notre Dame entrance. The exhibition Decorum at Musée d’Art Moderne was important in many ways. I’m glad I got to see that, it ends soon. I’m also glad I could say hi to The Lady and the Unicorn at Musée du Cluny (Musée du Moyen Age). Anyway, I didn’t shop ANYTHING but tax free champagne at the airport… Read More →
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20 January 2014

End of chapter

Dear Diary, yesterday was the last day of the Nordic Award in Textiles exhibition at Abecita art museum in Borås. There was quite a crowd, including several dear friends, and I gave a talk. Thank you all for coming! And many thanks to Abecita, it has been a marvelous time. Read More →
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17 January 2014

Textile talk

Dear Diary, I had a really good time last Saturday. Six textile artists (Nanaka Adachi, Kristina Skantze, Klara Berge, Anni Foglert, Ida Andersson and Elina Nilsson) invited me to a public artists talk on the last day of their exhibition at Ronneby Culture Center. I used to be their Professor when they studied textile art at the University of Gothenburg, School of Design and Crafts (HDK), so we kind of know each other. Around 40 was in the audience and several of them participated in the discussion. We were all very happy with the outcome. These young artists are brilliant and it was a privilege to be invited into their exhibition and their thoughts. Nanaka, Kristina, Klara, Anni, Ida, Elina: I wish you all good luck in the future. See... Read More →
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7 January 2014

A new year…

Dear Diary, one good thing (among others) with living in a small village far from the big cities is that guests have to spend the night. On new years eve the house was filled with wonderful people, celebrating and supporting life. Read More →
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12 December 2013

Remembering Marianne Erikson

Dear Diary, late in the evening on the 5th of December Marianne Erikson passed away after a short period of illness. Marianne was a textile historian and Head of the textile collections at the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg for twenty-five years. She was a curator, researcher, writer and lecturer of great importance and with a worldwide and active network. I first met Marianne in the late 80’s when she was teaching textile history to us, a group of students at School of Craft and Design at University of Gothenburg. Since then our paths have met many times. We have lectured together, travelled with buses and trains in Poland, been to many openings at a number of museums, and argued about semantic quibbles or marginal historical details.... Read More →
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1 December 2013

New York

Dear Diary, on our way back home from California, Orange County and wonderful Starling & Ola & Hunter, we stayed a couple of days in NYC. One of the greatest places on earth. Always. This time a spent a day at American Museum of Natural History – which will influence my future work in a certain way… Thanks, Marisol! Read More →
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1 December 2013

California

Dear Diary, after the fantastic Nordic Award in Textiles Happening, it was time to go to California to see Hunter, our youngest grandchild. And to spend a day at The Pacific – the most relaxing activity I can imagine. Read More →
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7 November 2013

Big Night…

Dear Diary, it was an unforgettable night. (Foto: Christer Hansson © Pixelwild.com) Read More →
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5 November 2013

Nordic Award In Textiles

Dear Diary, the day has come. Tonight I will receive The Nordic Award In Textiles in Borås. An exhibition opens at 4 this afternoon at Abecita Art Museum, after that the event continues at Åhaga concert center. Am I exited? YES! Read More →
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