Weaving as an art form has been passed on through the generations. Arvidsson uses her knowledge of weaving to shape a historical representation of female ideals. She combines elements of symbolism, oppression and resistance and finds strength in the struggle conveyed through the woman. Arvidsson refers to art history: Louise Bourgeois’s spirals epitomize goddess symbolism, which represents fertility, female power and the cycles of life. The skull with the hand refers to ‘the fallen woman’. A gesture of resistance against Eve after the Fall, where Eve bows her head in shame and covers her breasts. The common thread from Frida Kahlo’s Henry Ford Hospital, painted after a miscarriage.
Artwork: En vävd historia med kroppen som minne
Artist: Johanna Arvidsson
Material: Textile fabric
Location: Galleria Oscar C