Gränsöverskridande uttryck i textilkonst - En jämförande studie av två feministiska textilkonstnärer från skilda tidsperioder
Similar to work of the feminist movement in the seventies, you nowadays can see an increased level of textile art expressions with feminist standpoints. In this thesis I compare two textile artists from each time period. These are Maria Adlercreutz with her composition I hennes ögon bevaras folkets ljus from 1972, and Lisa Anne Auerbach’s exhibition Chicken Strikken from 2012. The aim is to put the two artists in a contemporary context and explore their feministic approaches in the textile field. With theories related to globalization, gender and feministic art history it was clear that tradition and associations to the textile material played an important part. By breaking preconceptions they renegotiates gender roles, revalue textile and challenge the view of art. Adlercreutz claims the art scene by political statements in wovens, while Auerbach deals with a functional theme by conceptualizing sweaters with an aesthetic of DIY ideas.