14th October 2016 – 5th March 2017
The autumn season at Design Museum includes an extensive showing of work by the Finnish textile designer and pioneer of fibre art Kirsti Rantanen (born 1930). She has taught a whole
generation of textile designers and artists, and her own work has been of trailblazing importance. In the 1970s, her expression moved from two-dimensional figurative wall hangings
towards three-dimensional sculptural work which grew in the 1980s into monumental entities and installation. In the 1980s, Rantanen was involved in raising the status of textile art,
dominated by women, to an equal standing alongside other genres. She has set an example to younger generations in many respects. Natural materials and the age-old techniques
of weaving are combined in Rantanen’s works.
Exhibition has made in co-operation with Avotakka.