Norwegian Artists Featured in Major Exhibition

at Turner Contemporary

Putting making and materiality at the centre stage, the new exhibition Entangled: Threads and Making at Turner Contemporary in Margate presents four Norwegian artists, including pioneer Hannah Ryggen whose work has never been shown in the UK before.


For the first time ever, Norwegian textile artist Hannah Ryggen’s monumental tapestry 6. oktober 1942 is available for the British audience, along with works by Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Sidsel Paaske and Marianne Heske. The major exhibition Entangled: Threads and Making at Turner Contemporary features sculpture, installation, tapestry, textiles and jewellery by over 40 international female artists of the last decade who expand the possibilities of embroidery, weaving, sewing and hand-made processes, often incorporating unexpected materials ranging from clothing to hair and plants.

Hannah Ryggen, 6th Oktober, 1942 (1943), Tapestry

Hannah Ryggen, 6. oktober 1942 (1943), Tapestry

Pioneer Ryggen’s political tapestry is one of the key works of the exhibition as her bold use of textiles has had an enduring influence on generations of Scandinavian textile artists, such as November Høibo, whose brand new work Untitled (Diptych) was made in direct response to Ryggen’s political tapestry. The exhibition is also a unique opportunity to see a collection of Sidsel Paaske’s jewellery that has never before been exhibited in the UK.

Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Untitled (Diptych) (2017)

Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Untitled (Diptych) (2017)

Grounded in the works of 20th century pioneers of textiles, fashion and handcrafted practice, such as Ryggen, Sonia Delaunay, Eva Hesse, Anni Albers and Louise Bourgeouis, the exhibition traces their impact on younger generations of artists and celebrates the enduring compulsion to make which lies at the heart of many of these artists’ diverse and varied practices.

Sidsel Paaske

Sidsel Paaske

Entangled: Threads and Making is curated by writer and critic Karen Wright with Turner Contemporary and is open from January 28th to May 7th 2017 at Turner Contemporary in Margate, Kent.


Turner Contemporary, Margate




Entangled: Threads and Making


28 January – 7 May

Tue. – Sun. & Bank Holidays 10am – 5pm



Free admission

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