Factors We Will Need for Times to Come

"Factors We Will Need for Times to Come" exhibition essay commissioned by Maison du Danemark, Paris to accompany the group exhibition In a Slow Manner curated by Henriette Noermark (Feb. 3 - March 28, 2021). Exhibiting artists: Ditte Hammerstrøm, Tove Storch, Astrid Krogh, Grethe Sørensen, Margrethe Odgaard, Valerie Collart, Justin Morin, Anne Fabricius Møller, Sofie Genz, Vibeke Rohland.

Digital exhibitions offer accessibility during our time of curtailed movement; but inevitably also flatten and even erase some of the most moving (sometimes literally) moments of textile viewing. This writing attempts to offer a bridge between the material, first-hand exhibition experience, which for many viewers may not be possible with pandemic travel restrictions, and online viewing. It is hard to know what Anni Albers would make of the digital exhibitions solutions we use today. While much of her thinking celebrated the importance of materials, she also lived in a very real world that saw creative problem solving as fundamental. Rereading Anni Albers in 2021 is a humbling reminder of the extent of upheaval and loss she lived through, while producing work we continue to use as a touch stone today...

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In 2022 the exhibition travels to Augustiana Kunsthal, Southern Jutland, Denmark (May-August).

image home page: Justin Morin How to Drape the Surface of Saturn (2018)
image above: installation view, In a Slow Manner, Vibeke Rohland, Grethe Sørensen, Margrethe Odgaard