It’s been six years since Sydosten (“the south-east”) was last shown at Kalmar konstmuseum. It’s now back, focussing on design and crafts. The museum received some 350 applications, most of them in the craft category, where textiles were the largest section.
Just like previous years, the application process has been open to anyone, professionals or amateurs, with a connection to the three counties in the south-east of Sweden: Småland, Blekinge and Öland.
50 artists were chosen by this year’s jury to participate in the exhibition with one or several artworks.
The jury has had to consider questions such as the relationship between art and craft, and how much emphasis should be put on quality in relation to craftsmanship. The dividing line between art and craft has been much discussed. It has always been fluid and could really be an expression of the same aesthetic needs.
You can find more information about the jury in the column to the right.
The following artists have been accepted to the exhibition with one or several artworks:
|Agneta B. Lind|
|Agneta Mattisson Bojing|
|Gunilla Nillan Holmgren|
|Johanna E Fagerstedt|
|Sofia de la Fuente|
|Sophia Olivia Quirk|
|Susanne Enøe Hansen|