The Swedish Institute at Athens, KONSTFACK, Athens School of Fine Arts, the Foundation Greek Cultural House in Stockholm and the Women’s section of the Greek community in Stockholmin invite you to the opening of the exhibition Siden & Soufli which will take place at the Grekiska Kulturhuset (address: Idungatan 4, Stockholm) on Thursday November 23, 2023, 18:00h.
The exhibition features the result of A common thread. Artistic exchange Sweden-Greece, a collaborative project centered on silk and silk production in the small town of Soufli in northern Greece. The participants are students and teachers from KONSTFACK and Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), brought together in Soufli on the initiative of the Swedish Institute at Athens (SIA).
Students and teachers who participated in the project in 2019 and 2022 will be present at the opening of the exhibition and present their work to us.
The exhibition lasts until December 2, 2023, Monday-Friday (except Tuesday) 18:00-20:00, Saturday and Sunday 12:00-14:00. Free entrance.
The small town of Soufli in Northern Greece once lay along the Silk Road, and in the 19th century the city developed into an important European center for silk production. Soufli produces silk until this day, from caterpillar and cocoon to finished fabric. In this unique, tradition-rich environment filled with advanced craftsmanship, students and teachers from KONSTFACK and the Athens School of Fine Arts meet during an inspiring week organized by SIA. Through study visits, workshops and seminars focused on silk, they learn to understand every step of a sustainable production process and learn about this legendary material in detail.
Textile, The Department of Craft.
Paining Studios 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, Sculpture Studios 1, 3 & Graphic Design Studios, ASFA.
With the kind support of:
Municipality of Soufli, Chrysallis, Association of Friends of Silk, Tsiakiris Silk House, Silk Line Mouhtaridis, Bourouliti Greek Silk Handicrafts, Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation, Piraeus Bank Silk Museum.
Swedish Institute at Athens, KONSTFACK, University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Athens School of Fine Arts, Foundation Greek Cultural House in Stockholm, Women’s section of the Greek community in Stockholm.