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Helena Hernmarck

A Collaboration with Sweden: Helena Hernmarck’s Tapestries for Hudson Yards

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 1:00pm

Swedish-born tapestry artist Helena Hernmarck has called the United States home since 1975. This virtual presentation will celebrate her ongoing collaboration with Swedish textile firms through the lens of her recent four-year commission for 35 Hudson Yards, New York, NY. The commission involved two sets of tapestries, each approximately 225 square feet, executed in Hernmarck’s signature tromp l’oeil handweaving technique. The tapestries were woven at Alice Lund Textilier in Borlänge, Sweden, with wool spun and dyed at Wålstedts Textilverkstad in Dala-Floda, Sweden, from Swedish rya sheep. Hernmarck will discuss her long history working with each firm, and shed light on their common goals and complementary working relationships. The recent Hudson Yards tapestries showcase this collaboration at its best, as the American Swedish Institute’s Folk Costume Details tapestry did before it. 

Read more about Helena Hernmarck before the virtual talk

$10 ASI members / $15 non-members


For questions, please call 612-871-4907

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