Musterung - Pop und Politik in der zeitgenössischen Kunst
15.07.2022 – 30.10.2022
The examination of the material, new textiles and carrier materials currently inspires artists of different generations and origins from all continents. Curtains, wallpaper and carpets are being rediscovered as image carriers for contemporary representations. Fabrics, textile decorations and clothing can be used to retell stories and backgrounds of historical, pictorial and global contexts. Here, the rediscovery of traditional techniques is contrasted with the enthusiasm for new digital technologies: Digital technology controls the looms in today's world or spins the threads into an augmented reality. Fabrics and their patterns are often also cultural symbols of identity. In the context of mass production of textiles and ecological sustainability, artistic material research opens up new perspectives and possibilities.
The exhibition puts into dialogue different positions of internationally renowned artists who explicitly deal with textile materials and at the same time explore their socio-political significance. The question always remains how we deal with our resources and abilities. Many works and images encode social and aesthetic concepts of order that they call into question. The exhibition aims to show how explicitly and multifaceted pop-cultural, (post-)feminist, and daily politics are currently finding expression with textile materials.
With works by Nevin Aladağ | Alexandra Bircken | Tim Berresheim | Shannon Bool | Edith Dekyndt | Parastou Forouhar | Kyungah Ham | Tobias Hantmann | Erika Hock | Magdalena Kita | Helen Mirra | Laure Prouvost | Yelena Popova | Sara Sizer | Oliver Sieber | Heidi Specker | Roland Stratmann | Rosemarie Trockel
A cooperation between the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, curator Dr. Sabine Maria Schmidt and the Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, curator Kristina Groß.