Playing with the Unknown: Anna Bauer’s colourful universe

Temporary Exhibitions 23.5.2024 - 17.11.2024

The exhibition “Playing with the Unknown” is based on the work by Swedish textile artist Anna Bauer. Creativity, the free urge to create, and the collision between the planned and the coincidental characterises her work. I This exhibit will primarily show Anna Bauer’s work with chicken strikken.

Chicken strikken originated in the 1970s in Denmark. A core idea of chicken strikken was to knit after one’s own imagination and combine symbols and patterns into colourful garments. Chicken strikken was still able to create a common and easily recognizable expression. When Anna Bauer discovered chicken strikken, it was love at first sight.

Anna Bauer is a Swedish artist/craftswoman for whom textile is the central material. She has published several books. Anna Bauer has studied textile arts, fashion design, theatre costume design and pattern making. This exhibit primarily shows her work with chicken strikken.