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Hannah Ryggen – Woven Manifestos

Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

26 Sep 2019 - 12 Jan 2020

The elaborate tapestries Ryggen wove on her farm in Norway combined folk art with biting political comment, bearing witness to the march of fascism through Europe and the course of the Second World War. This display of around 30 works is Ryggen’s first major survey in Germany. Find out more from the Schirn’s website. 

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Grini (1945), Hannah Ryggen.

Grini (1945), Hannah Ryggen. Photo: © Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norwegen, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

6 October 1942 (1943), Hannah Ryggen.

6 October 1942 (1943), Hannah Ryggen. Photo: Ute Freia Beer; © H. Ryggen, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Jul Kvale (1956), Hannah Ryggen.

Jul Kvale (1956), Hannah Ryggen. Photo: Anders Sundet Solberg; © H. Ryggen, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

We are Living on a Star (1958), Hannah Ryggen.

We are Living on a Star (1958), Hannah Ryggen. Photo: Jørn Hagen; H. Ryggen, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Self-portrait (1970), Hannah Ryggen.

Self-portrait (1970), Hannah Ryggen. Photo: © H. Ryggen, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

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