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Project Precious Trash by Johanna Törnqvist

Exhibition  /  28 May 2016  -  23 Oct 2016
Published: 24.06.2016
Johanna Törnqvist. Photograph: Project Precious Trash, 2016. Photo of Trash. Photo by: Fredrik Sederholm. Johanna Törnqvist
Photograph: Project Precious Trash, 2016
Photo of Trash
Photo by: Fredrik Sederholm
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With one foot rooted in craft and folk art and the other firmly in the criticism of consumption, Johanna Törnqvist assembles traditional and contemporary expressions, but also raises questions about the valuation of todays materials. In the borderland between art, craft and fashion, she flirts with the traditional costume and finds in her work the goldgrains in trash and wasted material. With skill and craftsmanship, she transforms it into something refined and beautiful which does not leave the viewer unaffected.

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Johanna Törnqvist
Johanna Törnqvists garments and jewelry are dual in their expression. On the surface, they are beautiful, colorful and folkloristic, but underneath there is also something else alluring, maybe because of the somewhat surprising and compassionate treatment of the trashmaterial. Her ideas always start with discovering and experimenting with the material; gift wrapping, textiles, paper, lace. Or why not packing material, foam foil, bottle safety net, coffee packaging, crisp bags and oilcloth.
 
In her latest project, Project Precious Trash, she´s taking a step further to take part of the contemporary debate about what we consume and how we look upon our assets. Craft has always been made out of natural materials; wool, clay and wood, but maybe todays new material is the material that we never runs short; trash?
In Project Precious Trash Johanna Törnqvist raises questions about consumption and sustainability, and creates in a incisive way a provocative contrast between the transience of the trash and the precision and resistance of the craft.


Venues:
Nääs Konsthantverk Göteborg
28th Of May - 26th Of June 2016    
Hv Galleri Stockholm 17th Of August - 17th Of September 2016    
Form/Design Center Malmö 24th Of September - 23rd Of October 2016     


A project about clothes and consumption by Johanna Törnqvist.
In collaboration with Fredrik Sederholm, photo and Tomas Björkdal, film.
Text: Frida Arnqvist Engström.
Supported by The National Swedish Handicraft council.
Johanna Törnqvist. Photograph: Project Precious Trash, 2016. Recycled material: Crisp Bags. Photo by: Fredrik Sederholm. Johanna Törnqvist
Photograph: Project Precious Trash, 2016
Recycled material: Crisp Bags
Photo by: Fredrik Sederholm
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Johanna Törnqvist. Photograph: Project Precious Trash, 2016. Photo of Trash. Photo by: Fredrik Sederholm. Johanna Törnqvist
Photograph: Project Precious Trash, 2016
Photo of Trash
Photo by: Fredrik Sederholm
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Johanna Törnqvist. Photograph: Project Precious Trash, 2016. Recycled material: T-shirts. Photo by: Fredrik Sederholm. Johanna Törnqvist
Photograph: Project Precious Trash, 2016
Recycled material: T-shirts
Photo by: Fredrik Sederholm
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Johanna Törnqvist. Photograph: Project Precious Trash, 2016. Photo of Trash. Photo by: Fredrik Sederholm. Johanna Törnqvist
Photograph: Project Precious Trash, 2016
Photo of Trash
Photo by: Fredrik Sederholm
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Johanna Törnqvist. Photograph: Project Precious Trash, 2016. Recycled material:  Meshbags for fruit. Photo by: Fredrik Sederholm. Johanna Törnqvist
Photograph: Project Precious Trash, 2016
Recycled material:  Meshbags for fruit
Photo by: Fredrik Sederholm
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