NEWS FROM 2016

DECEMBER 2016

VÄVMAGASINET / SCANDINAVIAN WEAVING MAGAZINE

 

FORM MAGAZINE

Project Precious Trash, one of the best design events 2016.

 

 

ACCLIMATIZE MODERNA MUSEET

Project Precious Trash the movie at Moderna Museet, Museum of Modern Arts website Acclimatize. Let us rethink climate. Be inspired by great artists and creative people from all over the world. Contribute your own thoughts and ideas on climate change.
Together we can imagine and create a sustainable future.

 

EXHIBITION BLACK BOX

Exhibition in Philmont, New York.

 

NOVEMBER 2016

DESIGN S SWEDISH DESIGN AWARD TO PROJECT PRECIOUS TRASH
Johanna Törnqvist uses crafts and craftsmanship as a platform to create public opinion on issues with major social challenges.
With care and heart she transforms trash into pure gold. The friction between the material and craftsmanship is leading to an inclusive meeting with the viewer. Craft as politics.

READ MORE Premierade KONSTHANTVERK & HANTVERK

 

 

ARTICLE IN ESKILSTUNA-KURIREN

Workshop at Retuna Återbruksgalleria recycling shopping mall.

 

ARTICLE IN SÖRMLANDSBYGDEN

Workshop at Retuna Återbruksgalleria/recycling shopping mall.

READ MORE Kreativt av vårt skräp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2016

ARTICLE IN MIMARIZM

Article about the fashion and sustainability workshops for the exhibition at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennal, Istanbul.

READ MORE (in Turkish)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE IN DAILY SABAH ARTS

Article about the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennal and Precious Trash workshop.

Read more here: Istanbul Design Biennial questions man’s relation with design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd ISTANBUL DESIGN BIENNAL
The final exhibition of the fashion/sustainability workshop in Istanbul in June 2016.

In collaboration vid H&M, 3rd Istanbul Design Biennal, Consulate General of Sweden and the Swedish Institute.

Istanbul design biennal 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE IN DAGENS NYHETER ABOUT SWEDISH DESIGN AWARD

About Design S and Project Precious Trash at ArkDes, Museum of Architecture and Design.

 

EXHIBITION DESIGN S 

At ArkDes Museum for Architecture & Design.
Project Precious Trash nominated for Design S, Swedish Design Award 2016.

READ MORE about the nominated projects here

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

ATICLE IN SYDSVENSKAN

Project Precious Trash at Form/Design Center.

 

ARTICLE IN SÖRMLANDS NYHETER

Chronicle about fashion and sustainability by Johanna Törnqvist.


 

ARTICLE IN KURBITS BLOG

Featured at Kurbits blog about arts and craft (Swedish):

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BLOG INTERVIEW – THE WAVES WE MAKE

Read the interview here

Johanna Törnqvist portrait

 

FORM/DESIGN CENTER

PROJEKT PRECIOUS TRASH Solo exhibition
Opening 24th of September 2016.

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ARTICLE IN DAGENS NYHETER

”Precious trash” at  Handarbetets vänner/ HV Gallery

Read the review here (for subscribers of DN)

DN: Konstrecensioner Precious trash på Handarbetets vänner

 

ORSA KULTURHUS
Konsthantverkarna POP_IN

 

 

AUGUST 2016

ARTICLE IN SYDSVENSKAN

Skräp blir mode / Trash becomes fashion

Read the article here

Sydsvenskans minibladet 16: Skräp blir mode

 

 

SWEDISH TELEVISION, KULTURNYHETERNA SVT

Read the article here

 

 

SWEDISH RADIO – SR P5 STHLM

Johanna skapar kläder av skräp

Listen here

 

PROJECT PRECIOUS TRASH AT HV GALLERY

Solo exhibition at HV Gallery, Handarbetets Vänner, Stockholm.
A project about clothes and consumption. In collaboration with Tomas Björkdal, film and Fredrik Sederholm, photo.

17th of August – 17th September 2016. Opening 17th of August 16-18:00.

Project Precious Trash på Handarbetets Vänner Galleri
Ett projekt om kläder och konsumtion av Johanna Törnqvist.

“Med ett ben förankrat i hantverket och folkkonsten och ett stadigt fast i konsumtionskritikens mylla bygger Johanna Törnqvist inte bara ihop tradition och samtid, utan sätter också fingret på värderingen av vår tids material. Hon flirtar med folkdräkten och dess historia men går samtidigt emot den i ett gränsland mellan konsthantverk, slöjd, mode och konst. Johanna Törnqvist hittar i sitt arbete guldkornen i återbruket, i materialet som blivit över. Med hantverksskickligt utförande förvandlar hon det till något förädlat och vackert, ofta med eftertanke.”

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JUNE 2016

EXHIBITION GRÄNSFALL at RÅNÄS SLOTT
8th ofJuly – 14th of August 2016

 

 CORA MAGAZINE

 

SÖRMLANDS NYHETER
Chronicle about fashion and sustainability written by Johanna Törnqvist.

 

SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOP FOR H&M in ISTANBUL

Lecture and workshop in fashion and sustainability at Istanbul Moda Academy in Istanbul. A collaboration between Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul, Istanbul Foundation of Art and Culture, H&M, Istanbul Design Biennal and the Swedish Institute.

More information about the Biennal: 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial: Are We Human?

 

ARTICLE IN LERUMS TIDNING

Featured in Lerums tidning 2016

 

ARTICLE BY ROSETTE FARES

TRASH BECOMES PRECIOUS; WHEN DESIGN IS IN THE HEART OF SOCIETY

A Swedish jewelry and garment designer has turned trash precious. This sounds very weird; doesn’t it? In brief, JOHANNA TÖRNQVIST is a designer who creates jewelry and garments out of recycled textile and plastic material. She collects waste produced by the daily consumption of her family and friends, turning this worthless material into valuable fashionable products.

Johanna treats the trash in the same precise way that fashion designers follow in Haute Couture; she refines trash, weaves, and stiches waste material together, and the end result is valuable beautiful products. This is known as up-cycling.

Meeting Johanna at the Swedish Institute in Stockholm was a brand new and inspiring incident….

Read the whole article

 

ARTICLE IN SÖRMLANDSBYGDEN

 

Sormlandsbygden haute couture av skräp 2016

 

TARA MAGAZINE

 

 

MAY 2016

SOLO EXHIBITION PROJECT PRECIOUS TRASH

A project about clothes and consumption. In collaboration with Tomas Björkdal, film and Fredrik Sederholm, photo.

28th of May – 26th of June 2016.

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APRIL 2016

GREEN ROOM at TEKNISKA MUSEET

Part of the exhibition Spelet om energin

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MARCH 2016

ARTICLE IN BANGKOK POST

Johanna Törnqvist featured in BANGKOK POST

 

 

FEBRUARY 2016

ARTICLE IN  SUNDAY TIMES OF INDIA

Johanna Törnqvist featured in Sunday Times of India 2016

 

 

JANUARY 2016

GRANT FOR PROJECT PRECIOUS TRASH FROM
THE NATIONAL SWEDISH HANDICRAFT COUNCIL (NÄMNDEN FÖR HEMSLÖJDSFRÅGOR)

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Nämnden för hemslöjdsfrågor logotyp

 

 

JANUARY 2016

ARTICLE IN SÖDERTÄLJEPOSTEN