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Retrospective Textile Exhibition in Iceland

The 35th anniversary of the Icelandic Textile Guild is currently being celebrated with a comprehensive retrospective textile exhibition at Gerdarsafn art museum in Kópavogur, entitled “Thverskurdur” (“Transection”).

The exhibition is in three parts and spans more than 60 years of textile history in Iceland. It includes contemporary works by members of the guild, the works of honorary members and the works of four women who marked the path to modern Icelandic textile art.

The guild’s 35th anniversary falls upon a year during which the nation’s values are being reevaluated. During these days of decreasing prosperity, Icelanders are increasingly bringing out their knitting needles to create fabric from Icelandic wool, as stated in a press release.

The art of textile, which used to be a vital necessity, has evolved into a certain form of communication. By creating something new, experimenting with new colors, texture and more variety, people are rewarded with a sense of pleasure.

The exhibition runs through March 8. Visitors to Gerdarsafn are offered a guided tour of the exhibition every Sunday at 3 pm. Admission is free.

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