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The Birth
  • Artist Sandra Ikse - Bergman (Swedish, *1945)
  • TitleThe Birth
  • Dating 1981-1982
  • Technique/MaterialTapestry
  • Dimensions304 x 146 cm
  • AcquisitionPurchase, 1984
  • Categorytextile art
  • Inventory NumberGKM 2135
  • Rights and ReproductionSandra Ikse-Bergman/BUS 2014©
  • Display StatusOn display in The Étage II
Exhibition History
Existential themes permeate the work of Sandra Ikse (born 1945). Ikse was one of those who chose to express her feminism through her work with textiles, appearing in a number of exhibitions in the 1970s. In the tapestry The Birth, she uses almost Symbolist imagery to show the child leaving the mother’s body.

Kristoffer Arvidsson from The Collection Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg 2014