On-going: 21st of January – 5th of February 2012, Íslensk Grafík (Reykjavik)
Do you ever think about the material behind each art work? Where it might come from?
Well, it might come from your old t-shirt, your parent´s floral bedspread or — even — your grandmother´s curtain.
Photographs by Konsthopp
Cotton is today grown all over the world but is most often associated with India. Anna María Lind, the artist behind these textile work, met her curator, Deborah Kraak, last summer. Their meeting led to collaboration where Anna Lind wove and Deborah wrote.
The curator explained the cotton journey in the exhibition catalogue:
… After spinning, cotton yarns are woven or knitted into fabrics which are then dyed or printed. Production is now global, often from the industrially developing parts of the world. Even a simple T-shirt may be the work of several countries´labors: to grow the cotton, spin it, weave it, cut it into pattern pieces, and fashion it into garment.
— Deborah Kraak
Keep this in mind, next time you buy yourself a 10€ T-shirt at H&M!
Artist: Anna María Lind Geirsdóttir and Deborah Kraak
Place: Íslensk Grafík (Icelandic Printmakers´ Association Gallery), Tryggvagata 17, Reykjavík