Handmade rug, ”Quarantine Stories”, wool. How has the quarantine affected artists in different parts of the world? Galleri Sebastian Schildt proudly presents the art project “Quarantine Stories”, where six international artists create one rug together. This project was initiated by Swedish designer Anna Forsberg and interweaves the experiences of artists who are based in different epicentres of the Covid-19 pandemic. These artists have never met each other before and “Quarantine Projects” explores how a collaborative creative process can occur without them actually having physical contact. Each artist works in their own studio with their own pattern for the rug, which will amount to 40 cm of the rug’s total length. The rug will then be a joined composition of stories from people who have been connected via their art in times of crisis.
Anna Forsberg creates exclusive handmade rugs in collaboration with skilled craftspeople in Kathmandu, Nepal. This collaborative rug will also be made in Nepal – a country that was already struggling with poverty before the pandemic. The “Quarantine Stories” artists decided that the proceeds from the sale of their rug will go directly to a local charity in Nepal.
The participating artists are: Anna Forsberg (Stockholm, Sweden); Zhou Kuang (Wuhan, China); Mattia Turco (Milan, Italy); Ana Cano Brookbank (Madrid, Spain); Estefania Leighton (Santiago, Chile); Vizie (New York, USA).
Rug height 240 cm, width 170 cm.
Anna Forsberg (b. 1982) lives and works in Stockholm. She is an entrepreneurial designer and the founder of Makeda, a company which combines textile craft with fine art and graphic design. Forsberg is also the founder of the artist group Quarantine Stories, whose members will create a mutual artwork in the form of a rug based on their different geographical positions and experiences of Covid-19.
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