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Textile Languages ¬
23. July – 8. October 2017

Textile Languages ¬

The exhibition explores different languages ​​of textile products as well as the countless symbolic inscriptions and implications woven and knitted fabrics and their production may have. Just like spoken words, cloths define our identity. With both we can articulate ourselves, define our origins or preferences, share stories and create orders.

Textiles have always been used to create and strengthen social bounds and to express a group’s common ideals. By using certain clothing codes, embellishments or patterns people were able to show class differences and regional features. In today’s global world, however, historical costumes and garbs have increasingly become fashionable accessories and tourist folklore. In this context the question arises if there are still forms of common clothing nowadays.

Taking the Swabian Alb as an example, Nanna Aspholm-Flik, Walter Bruno Brix, Janusz Czech, Daniela Scheil, Reiner Schlecker and Andrea Tiebel-Quast explored the history and the products of this famous textile region. For “inter!m-Räume” the six artists were invited to Münsingen in order to investigate and collect different aspects of Swabian textiles and to produce intermedia works, which could reflect upon the history and reality of this area.

The project „inter!m-Räume“ is part of „Lernende Kulturregion Schwäbische Alb”, sponsored by “TRAFO – Modelle für Kultur im Wandel”, an initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the Baden-Württemberg State Ministry for Rural Areas, Nutrition and Consumer Protection.

The exhibition will be complemented by works of Beate Passow and Anahita Razmi.

Paticipating Artists ¬

Daniela Scheil
Janusz Czech
Nanna Aspholm-Flik


Reiner Schlecker
Beate Passow, Anahita Razmi, Anca Munteanu Rimnic VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

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