Information about the Coronavirus
The konsthall is open as usual. At this time of year there are no more than 50 people in the house at the same time.
We ask you as visitor to please follow the general advices of The Public Health Agency of Sweden. Please stay home if you are feeling sick or if you have any symptoms of covid-19. Keep your hands clean, please use the facility to wash your hands before you enter the exhibitions. Please keep a 2 meter distance to other persons.
All of us who meet guests follow the recommendations and precautions recommended by the authorities. We are constantly monitoring the situation, and if it changes and follows any new recommendations. Read more here.
Virserum was a major site of Swedish furniture production right up until the 1970s. When Sweden joined the EU, the municipality was able to restore its old industrial monument on the area surrounding the Konsthall.
Henrik Teleman, an artist living in Västra Hult, just 5 km from the konsthall, had ideas of opening an art gallery whose target audience was people who are not accustomed to visiting art exhibitions. He was offered the opportunity to house the museum in the renovated premises and the museum was inaugurated on 27 June 1998.
Thread – a story of human movements
14/4 – 29/11 2020
Thread is an exhibition about the constant movements of mankind. From the childhood home to a home of your own, from the countryside to the nearby township, from one country to another. Choosing it, forced to it or longing for it. Over centuries and millenniums new global patterns of movement are shaped.
Bang Bang – I seek context
2/2 – 29/11 2020
What happens now is contingent on what has already happened. Past, present and future are all connected. To live in a context. Backwards, forward, outwards. Just as a weave.
Living in Virserum during six months, Frida Peterson has let her work grow and emerge from Virserum and its people.
The powerful loop of yarn
We are many who sit down, take our ball of yarn and start with a loop on a pair of knitting needles or a crochet hook. We do it when life is dark, we do it when we want to spread joy. The loop of yarn can help us mediate a message, a soft way of saying – enough is enough.
The world of the loop of yarn is for all of us and everything is possible. In this exhibition, participants from all of Sweden generously let us show their works. Welcome into the world of the loop of yarn.