Sculptor Noora Schroderus insightful and subtle artworks have been carried out with techniques typically related to women and feminine art.
ART MUSEUM GÖSTA 14 MAy–4 September 2016
In her most recent works, sculptor Noora Schroderus has focused on experimentation with everyday materials. Her works have been realised with techniques typically associated with women and feminine art. The works of the exhibition have been created as handicraft work from human hair and embroidery thread.
The works, whose creation required patience and time, seem at first glance to embody feminine delicacy. A closer look, however, reveals a new social taboo-breaking level within them.
Notable figures appearing on banknotes have been given hair embroidered by Schroderus. The intention is to comment in a low-key manner on the value of money and its inviolability. The individuals depicted, like the banknotes, have power, but it is as if the embroidery shatters that power and sets it up to ridicule. Furthermore, it makes the individuals human.
At the same time, Schroderus has sought to emphasise the change achieved by artistic work. Through the embroidery, the original item of value is destroyed in its intended function, but increases its value as the material of artistic work.
The materials and techniques used by Schroderus require many hours of work. For her, this makes the works relevant and personal. In her work Hairy Herbarium, for example, Schroderus has used as a material human body hair. As an idea, a material that arouses strong feelings, such as disgust and even loathing, has been used in the work. A material that, despite these feelings, is completely natural and whose purpose is to protect the sensitive areas of the human body.
The Feminine Sensibility exhibition runs at Serlachius Museum Gösta until 4 September 2016.
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