Artist talk by Bella Rune


From 14 December 2018




Garage Auditorium
Artist talk by Bella RuneArtist talk by Bella Rune


In this talk, Bella Rune will unravel different aspects of her new work made for The Fabric of Felicity which uses the collection of Ivanovo propaganda patterns from the 1920s and 1930s as a starting point.

Rune will reference older work to highlight strategies and interests which form a red thread throughout her work.  Rune has been using flat surfaces like fabrics, clothes, and smartphone screens as a stage for digital sculpture with an ambition to create social lucid dreaming and everyday magic. In her works with mobile apps in connection to physical materials, Rune is searching inbetween textile tactility and augmented reality for a magic of the mundane.

In her work there is always an interest in the presence of bodies using the art and sharing an experience with others. During the research and curatorial project Textile Subtexts  at Marabouparken and Malmö Art Museum, Sweden, Rune together with curator Helena Selder put together an exhibition highlighting the shared human language of textile we all learn from the constant interaction with fabrics and how this knowledge has influenced art and artists. "We all speak textile, even nudists are fluent in it" In Textile Subtexts Rune/Selder formulated several yarn balls of thoughts about and through textiles, and these will form a framework for the organization of thoughts in the lecture at Garage.


Bella Rune (b. 1971) is an artist, educator, and curator based in Stockholm, Sweden, working with sculpture, installation, and digital media, often with a high degree of audience participation. Her work has been included in group-exhibitions at, amongst others, Gallery Magnus Karlsson, Moderna Museet, Trondheim Art Museum, Kalmar konstmuseum, Norrköpings konstmuseum, Oslo Kunstforening, and the Finnish Museum of Photography. Rune is represented at, amongst others, Malmö Konstmuseum, Moderna Museet, Göteborgs konstmuseum and Espo Museum of Modern Art. She is Professor of Fine Art in Textiles at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and is represented by Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm.


Free admission with advance registration.

The lecture will be held in English with translation into Russian.