Visual Diary Project
Considering the exhibition A Thread of Execution Jølbo wrote an essay for the anniversary of Norwegian Textile Artists a few years ago, where she, amongst other things, also dug into some of the questions we addressed in our exhibition, through the works of the Norwegian artist Ann Lislegaard who had engaged in the history of Ada Lovelace and the first algorithms. Having had textiles in contemporary art as the main research interest for years, to her to engage with DV in a conversation around textile art would be ideal.
To her to engage with DV in a conversation around textile art would be ideal. Jolbø is currently curating new works to the Norwegian embassy in Washington, where a majority of the works will be textiles. Some of the stories in these works are about the importance of the skills and “women craft” for the culture and survival as a sea nation – the women knotting capes for the seamen to stay warm and survive, making the sails for the ships, the fishnets, etc. Jolbø intends to connect this work to the work in A Thread of Execution, and bigger issues.
Marte Danielsen Jølbo
Marte Danielsen Jølbo is a curator, writer, and editor. Her research interests are textiles in contemporary art, performative practices, and art in public space, specifically in the intersection between art and architecture. Jølbo is currently a curator at KORO, Public Art Norway.
In 2012 Jølbo co-founded Another Space—a project space for art and architecture in Copenhagen, now functioning as a curatorial collaboration and an independent book publisher based in Oslo. Jølbo is also one of the co-founders of the publishing platform and residency program Contemporary Art Stavanger, where she worked as an editor between 2013-2019. Jølbo holds an MA in Modern Culture and Cultural Communication from the University of Copenhagen, and a BA in Comparative Literature.