The Needle's Eye. Contemporary Embroidery

Embroidered works from Contemporary Art.

Recently a new interest in material-based art and hand-crafting techniques has emerged in contemporary art, and embroidery has gained new relevance. Embroidered contemporary art relates both to the social history of embroidery and to the nature of the medium itself, for instance that it is both an activity and a process.

What does it mean to embroider today – and what does the new interest in embroidery tell about the era in which we live? Through a large selection of works by Norwegian and international contemporary artists, plus selected older works from the collections, the exhibition The Needle's Eye: Contemporary Embroidery looks into these questions, addressing themes such as materiality, tradition, story-telling, gender, power and status, and time and memory.

The represented artists are Sidsel Palmstrøm, Anna Österberg, John Kåre Raustein, Erlend Helling-Larsen, Kristine Fornes, Synnøve Øyen, Maria Ryan Sondresen, Hans Hamid Rasmussen, Anne Biringvad, Siri Ensrud , Eli Nordbø, Åse Ljones, Lars Sture, Málfridur Adalsteinsdottir, Erik Hellsten, Regien Cox, Jochen Flinzer, Marion Strunk, Maurizio Anzeri, Flore Gardner, Patrick Ian Hartley, Susie Vickery, Eliza Bennett, Susan Collis, Ghada Ahmer, Reza Farkhondeh, Nava Lubelski, Orly Cogan, Kent Henricksen, Sonya Clark, Lou Cabeen, Tucker Schwarz, Linda Behar, Elana Herzog, Anna von Mertens, Bren Ahearn og Kimsooja.

The Needle's Eye is produced through collaboration between KODE and the National Museum of art, Architecture and Design.

Curator in Bergen: Frode Sandvik and Anne Britt Ylvisåker.

The exhibition opens on Friday October 10.

  • 10 Oct 2014 to 4 Jan 2015
  • Kode 1
  • 100,- / 50,- / 0,- *

* Adults: NOK 100-, Students: NOK 50-, Children (0-16 yrs.): Free. Free admission with the Bergen card. The ticket gives admission to all exhibitions at KODE for two days.