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Agenda Special 2: Martin Erik Andersen

Agenda Special 2: Martin Erik Andersen

Rugs and ornaments are in their nature fluently transgressive to national and cultural borders. They represent a possibility of seeing the broad scopes of our history as specific chains of aesthetics connectivity - instead of the history of violence, division and alienation.

The lecture will be held in English.

“Rugs, ornamentation and transcultural connections from Central Asia to Scandinavia”

At one and the same time rugs establish strong local identities while simultaneously also representing an undercurrent of connectivity through vast spands of time and geografical space. The Norwegian and Swedish weave traditions contains fascinating specific traces in ornaments which can be seen as intimately related to some important nomadic Central Asian rug motifs. A preindustrial connection where especially the Norwegian may give a glimpse into now lost types of Central Asian ornaments, and how they evolved. The rugs represent a possibility of seeing the broad scopes of our history as specific chains of aesthetics connectivity - instead of the history of violence, division and alienation

Martin Erik Andersen (b. 1964)
Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, The Sculpture Dept., Charlottenborg

See more on his website

See Agenda Special 1:

(Starts in Danish - the whole lecture in English)

Agenda spesial, del 1. Martin Erik Andersen: Central Asian Ornaments and Textile Art – Cultural Synchretism and Identity