Hannah Ryggen (1894–1970) was a Swedish–Norwegian artist whose pictorial responses to the current events of her time were piercing and courageous. Through her tapestries she revolutionised the traditional medium, turning it into an outlet for expression and scathing political critique. Ryggen’s art is enjoying renewed interest today, acknowledged for its innovation and its humanist messages.
This book is produced in conjunction with Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim.
Text by: Solveig Lønmo (b. 1982) is an art historian working as a curator at Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, a national museum of decorative arts and design in Trondheim, Norway, which houses the world’s largest collection of Hannah Ryggen’s work. Lønmo is the curator of the 2019 Hannah Ryggen Triennial, New Land. The triennial places Ryggen into context with socially involved contemporary textile art from the international scene.
© Art Editions Ltd.
Publisher: Gudrun Publishing
Artworks © Hannah Ryggen / Hannah Ryggen Estate, DACS, London
Text © Solveig Lønmo
Project management: Bjorn Jonasson
Design: Helgi Hilmarsson
Editorial assistance: Shauna Laurel Jones
Product dimensions: 13 x 13 x 1.2 cm