Runa Boger is a textile artist and an art historian based in Oslo, Norway. Boger has a MA in Art History from University of Oslo (2007-2010), and art degrees from The National College of Art and Design, Oslo (1969-1974), and the Academy of Fine Art, Lodz, Poland (1972-73). Her work is represented in several public collections, among others the KODE Art museum and Composer Homes in Bergen, Nordenfjeldske Kunstmuseum in Trondheim, National Museum in Oslo, and Musee de L’Impression sur Etoffes in France. Boger is known for her large-scale textile installations and has produced a great number of public commissions.
Magdalena Abakanowicz and the Norwegian Art Scene: Style Creator or Liberating Role Model?
The internationally acclaimed Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930–2017) contributed to a new epoch in textile art in the 1960s. Her exhibitions in Norway triggered increased interest in textile-based art in the country, and her authoritative attitude as a female artist was pioneering. In this article by Runa Boger we learn more about her influence on the next generation of textile artists.