galery at Heiligenkreuzer Hof
Duration: 11.02.2021 - 10.04.2021
hours: We - Sa: 14:00 - 18:00 (closed on holidays)
Textile as an artistic medium can only be
thought of in the interweaving of textiles with a cultural and social history, with the development of textile production
processes in craft and industrial manufacture, with the global distribution of labour and resources.
begins with small, textile pieces, from which the complex systems of the fabric, its materiality, the conditions of its manufacturing
and the context of its use can be read. On the basis of these small samples, the textiles could be analysed, enlarged and
reproduced, and thus become visible and ready for use once again.
the centre of the exhibition are sample pieces by artists from the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts (today the University
of Applied Arts), the Vienna Workshop, Bauhaus and the Russian Vkhutemas. From there, the exhibition draws connections to
works of contemporary artists, whose central concerns are with textiles as a fundamentally political medium which questions
the traditional concepts of “high” art, image, object and authorship.
The exhibition emerged out
of the initiative of a group of students from the University of Applied Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. It has been
coordinated by Ulla Rossek (University of Applied Arts, Vienna) and supported by Sabeth Buchmann (Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna).
would like to thank the Art Collection and Archive of the University of Applied Arts Vienna for their cooperation.
University galery at Heiligenkreuzer Hof / Sala Terrena
Entrance via Schönlaterngasse 5
/ Grashofgasse 3, 1010 Wien
The Sala Terrena is located on the ground floor - on the right side next to Stiege 7
Soft Opening: 10.02.2021