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Statement by Lann at Artipelag

Statement by Lann at Artipelag

During the Signature Women art exhibition at the Artipelag Art Museum, the Statement Arm necklaces will be available in the design shop. It feels fantastic to show pieces of the Menstrual Equity Collection on such an important and public scene.

Artipelag is an international venue for art, good food, events and activities – beautifully set on Värmdö in the Stockholm Archipelago.

Signature Women – 100 Years on the Swedish Art Scene runs until Sunday, September 27th.

artipelag.se about Signature Women

The selection comprises painting, sculpture, textile, crafts, drawings and graphic prints, photography and film. The artists will be presented based on the century they primarily were productive in, and selection is based on how their art reflects the prevailing social climate at the time.

– A little while ago, I was commissioned by a Norwegian art museum to propose names of Swedish artists to a Nordic art collection. To refresh my knowledge, I turned to art history. I got reminded of how flagrant the male predominance was in most descriptions, the ratio of male and female artists respectively was 95% male and 5% female, regardless of whether the book in question was by a male or female author. It was against this background the idea to an exhibition highlighting this disproportion came about, says Bo Nilsson, Director at Artipelag.

The term Signature Women is onset to reflect the shifting over a hundred years, when female artists have gone from being dispatched to artistic obscurity to today’s loftiness.

– Our ambition is not to conjure up an ultimate picture of art history, but we chose to present humble historical writing, rather a topic for discussion than a definitive statement, says Nilsson.

Terese Lann Welin
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