Photo series of the exhibition The Archive of the Forgotten by John K. Raustein
Throughout his whole artistic practice, John K. Raustein has explored the textile tradition as a starting point for associative objects and social commentary. He uses this understanding of materials and craft knowledge as the basis for three-dimensional and conceptually rooted textile sculptures and room installations.
The Archive of the Forgotten by John K. Raustein can be experienced at the North Norwegian Artists' Centers gallery in Svolvær, Lofoten. From Nov 6, 2021 To Jan 9, 2022.
John Raustein (born in 1972 in Stavanger) lives and works in Oslo. He studied at Bergen National Academy of the Arts and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation in Copenhagen. Raustein has held solo exhibitions at institutions such as Kunstnerforbundet (Oslo), Trøndelag senter for samtidskunst (Trondheim) and KRAFT Bergen. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Norway and abroad, among others, at Zhejiang Art Museum (Hangzhou, China) and in the exhibition Nålens Øye (The Needle’s Eye), which was shown at KODE (Bergen) and the former Kunstindustrimuseet in Oslo (now part of the consolidated Nasjonalmuseet). Raustein’s works have been purchased for the collections of Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum (Trondheim), Nasjonalmuseet (Oslo), KODE (Bergen) and Sørlandets Kunstmuseum (Kristiansand).
The exhibition is supported by Regional Project Funds for Visual Arts from the Art Centers in Norway and the Visual Artists' Remuneration Fund.