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January 27, 2018 By Andy Ross

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Hannah Ryggen

An exhibition in Oxford of the work of Hannah Ryggen is coming to an end in a few weeks. 

Hannah was Swedish-born (1894) and lived in Norway where she started working as a self-taught tapestry artist. She was married to the artist, Hans Ryggen, who made a standing loom for Hannah to work on, and, using naturally dyed materials and designs straight from her mind, she became one of Scandinavia's best-known artists from the 20th Century. 

Hannah was passionately dedicated to exploring - and exposing - the social and political events of the time. Her work took in the rise of facism, women's rights, the growth of nuclear power and the Vietnam War and exhibition, on at Modern Art Oxford, shows some of her best-known works.

This looks like a fascinating show. Get to it if you can. If you can't here are some links for you to follow. 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/nov/14/hannah-ryggen-woven-histories-review-modern-art-oxford

http://moussemagazine.it/hannah-ryggen-maria-lind-2012/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannah_Ryggen#Works