Tuesday April 18, 2023
6pm in Solon Campus Center 120
Ulla-Karin Warberg is a curator at the Nordiska Museet in Stockholm and a lecturer at Uppsala University in Sweden. She is a lecturer at the University of Uppsala, Campus Gotland and Linkoping University, a board member at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul’s Friends Association and at the Stockholm Oriental Carpet Society Pazyryk. She has curated numerous exhibitions and has a distinguished publication record. She has presented gallery lectures to Art and Design students several times as part of the UMD Nordic Art and Design Study Abroad trip. In April, she will present her research on Swedish Folk Art traditions from the permanent collection of Nordiska Museet as part of the UMD VCLS and the Nordic Center in Duluth on April 19 from 1 :30-3pm.
Tulips and Roses – an expose about Swedish Folk Art and its pattern traditions put into a social, socio-economic and topographic context.
Ulla-Karin Warberg will use the folk art patterns as a starting point to show how they were adapted and used in different parts of Sweden. This will give a glimpse of how complex the vernacular art is due to economical and geographical circumstances. The objects she will cover everything from older paintings/watercolors showing interiors of farmsteads, painted furniture, textiles, betrothal gifts, paintings (bonader) and minor handicraft.