Fiber Art Sweden
12056 ÅRSTA Stockholm
During the last three years FAS has a temporary physical platform at K.A Almgrens Silk weaving mill. It has been established as a center for exhebitions arranged by FAS with a mixture of invited artists. FAS is a network of artists working with textile means, methods and practices that promotes discussion and change in the extended textile field. The term “fibre art” represents a free and innovative artistic exploring of fibres, being a contemporary art form drawing upon textile traditions and modes of production. The extended textile field is characterized by an infinite range of possibilities and options, in which FAS uses a mobile strategy. Continuously and consistently, FAS actively has searched for new and unknown spaces and situations, looking for new positions and collaborations. The website www.fiberartsweden.nu is the virtual exhibition space and showroom for the network. Here members show their work, and the site also functions as a channel for information both within the network and outwards. There is an archive over exhibitions, seminars, discussions and other activities where members have initiated or participated in. Exhibitions, seminars and events emerge in collaboration with other artist-run initiatives and institutions by the founding members as well as invited artists from Sweden or from other countries. Fiber Art Sweden (FAS) has produced a variety of exhibitions, seminars and events. FAS arranged 2010 Points of Departure www.pointsofdeparture.se with international events on several places in Stockholm and received the 2011 award from the Visual Arts Copyright Society in Sweden (BUS) for having distinguished themselves through efforts in the visual arts. Since 2015, Fiber Art Sweden has 44 members.