The Weather Diaries at the American Swedish Institute

The Weather Diaries just closed at the American Swedish Institute. I visited, and following are pictures of the beaded works on exhibition. There were pictures of models wearing beadwork as well, as shown in the exhibition link. From the website:

“A stunning exhibition of photographic artworks by Cooper & Gorfer linked with one-of-a-kind installations, The Weather Diaries explores the roots of West Nordic fashion and the inescapable impact of nature and weather in developing a centuries-deep cultural identity in Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.”

The exhibition was produced by the Nordic House in Reykjavik.  These first two pieces are dresses made of beads by Nikolaj Kristensen of Greenland.

This is work by Jessie Kleemann of Greenland, an exaggerated beaded collar from the Greenlandic national costume.

I bought a postcard of a photo in the exhibition by Sarah Cooper of the United States and Nina Gorfer of Austria, entitled “Ena with Eyes Shut.” Click through, you won’t regret it.

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