The name Artipelag is a combination of Art, Activities, and Archipelago. It says a lot about what can be offered, but it does not tell it all. The intention has been to create a destination of high international quality – with boundary-crossing art exhibits, inspiring activities, and good food.
On International Women’s Day, Sunday, March 8th, the new exhibition Signature Women – 100 Years on the Swedish Art Scene opens at Artipelag. Some 350 works by about fifty Swedish female artists will be presented, well-known as well as previously marginalized names, active from the previous century up to the current day.
The selection comprises painting, sculpture, textile, crafts, drawings and graphic prints, photography and film. The artists will be presented based on the century they primarily were productive in, and selection is based on how their art reflects the prevailing social climate at the time.
The term Signature Women is onset to reflect the shifting over a hundred years when female artists have gone from being dispatched to artistic obscurity to today’s loftiness.