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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

TexTile arTisTs from israel and japan

last tuesday i went to the textile Museum Augsburg with 3 ex-colleagues.
the Museum has a wonderful Restaurant on the ground floor, so we decided to take lunch before visiting the Exhibition.
here you see what i had with one of my colleagues:
 
 
before - after;) with pils and Espresso...
a wonderful vegetarian plate with baba ghanoush, Rice, noodles, lots of vegetables, Chutney...
yumm!!

 
then we went upstairs...
 
the current exhibition in the textile museum is called "remembering textiles" and shows the work of two artists - Gali Cnaani (from Israel) and Kaoru Hirano (from Japan).
[never heard of both]
Though the art of these artists has different approaches, there are common elements and so the exhibition has four sections: deconstruction - structures - reconstruction - remembrance.
die aktuelle ausstellung im textilmuseum heißt "textile erinnerungen" und zeigt die arbeiten von zwei Künstlerinnen - Gali Cnaani (aus Israel) and Kaoru Hirano (aus Japan).
[von keiner der beiden je zuvor gehört]
obwohl beide unterschiedliche ansätze haben, gibt es doch gemeinsamkeiten und so wurde die ausstellung unterteilt in vier abschnitte: dekonstruktion - strukturen - rekonstruktion - erinnerungen.
 
 
when i entered the exhibition, the first work i saw was this one from Hirano:
gleich wenn man die ausstellung betritt, sieht man dieses werk von Hirano:
 
 
??? aaah, the clothes were ripped and formed to balls / spheres...
aufgetrennte kleidung, zu kugeln aufgewickelt...
 
that leads to the way Hirano works: she creates associations to the former wearers of the things - dresses, but also umbrellas, or sneakers:
das führt zur arbeitsweise von Hirano: sie schafft assoziationen zu den früheren trägern dieser dinge - kleidung, aber auch regenschirme oder sneakers:
 
 
she "reconstructs" (in the meaning of "forming new") dresses sometimes in a concentrated way as with the ball-like spheres, or in a spatially expansive way like these:
sie "rekonstruiert" (im sinn von: etwas neues aus dem alten machen) kleidung entweder in konzentrierter art wie bei den kugeln, oder in einer raumgreifenden weise wie hier:
 
 
Details:

 

 
    for the japanese artist the worn articles do not merely represent objects, but are indeed manifestations of smouldering memories.
sometimes her textile sculptures adhere to a regular principle of order - but in other cases they dissolve into am mazy spatial network (there is always the danger of the confusion of daily life).
für die japanische künstlerin sind die getragenen kleidungsstücke nicht nur bloße objekte, sondern manifestationen schwelender erinnerung.
manchmal gehorchen ihre stoffskulpturen einem regelmäßigen ordnungsprinzip - ein andermal lösen sie sich in ein wirres raumnetz auf (es besteht immer die gefahr, in den wirren des alltags unterzugehen):
 
 
like Hirano, Cnaani also starts working with deconstructing existant cloth in a very time consuming way: she removes the weft threads from sleeves or shirts, leaving behind only the warp threads.
(while Hirano immediately reuses the dissolved textile material, Cnaani presents the dissolution itself in a number of works.)
wie Hirano beginnt auch Cnaani mit dem zerlegen bestehender Kleidung in einer zeitraubenden weise: sie zerlegt sie säuberlich in kett- oder schussfäden. (während Hirano das aufgelöste material sofort weiterverarbeitet, stellt Cnaani in manchen arbeiten die auflösung selbst dar.)

[the objects are layered on wool to have a base]

the dissolution is very controlled here - Cnaani primarily explores the formal principles of the garments. she decodes the logics of patterning and weaving - searching for the respective "textile DNA".
die auflösung finded hier sehr kontrolliert statt - Cnaani erkundet v. a. die formalen prinzipien der kleidungsstücke. sie entschlüsselt die logik von musterung und bindung - auf der suche nach der jeweiligen "textilen DNA".

 
 
Detail:


 
Detail:

 
later on ("reconstruction") Cnaani artfully weaves together the jackets she took apart with a new warp. Thus she creates clear linearity and concentrated patterning - getting the effect of an abstract painting. so she playfully explores the possibilities and limits of textiles.
in der Abteilung "rekonstruktion" finden sich stücke, bei denen Cnaani die aufgetrennten Jacken wieder neu webt mit einer neuen webkette. die so entstandenen werke wirken in ihrer klaren linearität und konzentrierten musterung wie abstrakte gemälde. so lotet die experimentierfreudige künstlerin spielerisch die möglichkeiten und grenzen des textilen aus.

 
Detail:


    (actually i looked at this for a long time and still have no idea how she made this...)
(ich hab das hier ziemlich lange angeschaut, aber ehrlich gesagt könnte ich nicht sagen, wie das gemacht wird...)
well, this is a very shortened attempt to sum up the work of these artists... and i´m happy there were english descriptions which i pared down and which gave me the right textile terms...   
 
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 and finally back to my own work...
i finished the moose in the birch forest:
 
 
 

for the sky i patched a six-Point star from 3 yellow fabrics
(i don´t like the tricky Points sewing by Hand, so i suppose that won´t happen often)
 
 
feather stitch embroidery of some herbs or such...
 
 
done!
 
and i will link it to ajj´s forest theme, as i didn´t make a single contribution so far in march, which is almost over...

19 comments:

  1. Das Essen begeistert mich richtig! Jawohl und auch die Austellung muss echt toll gewesen sein...
    bei dem Schwarz- Weiss- Gestreiftem denk ich, dass sie mit weissem und schwarzem Wollgarn einfach ihre eigenen Stiche/Stiche über die Querstrefen angelegt hat - so sieht es für mich zumindest aus...
    Wow.. Du warst echt total fleissig mit Deinem Elch ....er schwebt dem Stern entgegen in Raum und Zeit....
    bayrisch oder bayrisch mit nordischen Touch angehauchtes Textil im Gegensatz zu den beiden Japanern...lol

    eine tolle Arbeit - lieben Dank für's Verlinken zu Art Journal Joureny!
    Happy T-Day !

    Lieben Gruß
    Susi

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  2. The work of the artists at the exhibition is very interesting, I especially like the work from Cnaani.
    Glad you managed to finish your moose, too. Happy T Day, Valerie

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  3. I love textile art and wish I could beam myself to that museum right now! Your account makes me really want to see it for myself, it sounds so very interesting, particularly the re-woven jacket. And your elk piece is wonderful. Happy T-Day!

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  4. Your always get to such fun places- and that lunch looks delicious. making me wish I didn't have a peanut butter sandwich for my lunch today. Happy T Day! Hugs-Erika

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  5. Diese Textil-Kunst ist ja wirklich außergewöhnlich, die Idee ist total irre, die Kleidung einfach wieder aufzulösen. Diese faserigen Stellen kenne ich auch von langgetragenen Lieblingjeans... Aber es muss eine langwierige Arbeit sein, ganze Ärmel auszufasern - ich frag mich auch, wie sie das gemacht haben. Danke dir für diese Ausstellung durch deine Super-Fotos!
    Bleibt dein schöner Elch ein Einzelbild oder hast du vor, es wieder in eine Decke zu integrieren?
    Gute Woche dir- Grüße von Ulrike

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  6. Thank you for taking us through the textile exhibition. How wonderful! I enjoyed the journey.
    The lunch made my mouth water. It's the sort of thing I would have ordered even though I am not a vegetarian.
    Happy T-day,
    Lisca

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  7. thank you for taking us along for this fabulous exhibit! I especially LOVE the Japanese artist's work. Your lunch would make me perfectly happy. And your quilt piece looks beautiful-I just adore that moose. Happy T day!

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  8. You made me hungry and I just woke about an hour ago. This looks like a perfect meal. And you can have my Pils and I'll have an extra coffee (grin).

    Holy cow. I was really in awe of those two artists and the symbolism behind the textiles. That black and white piece blew me away.

    Your moose turned out GREAT! I bet you are happy that one is in the finished column, because the entire piece looked hard.

    Thanks for the tour of the museum, your wonderful completed moose piece, and your awesome meal and drinks with us for T this Tuesday.

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  9. oh my, truly stunning textile works- yours included! love the finished moose piece! the museum exhibition is quite unique...for some reason I got the impression of 'clothing for ghosts.' then when I read your descriptions, I guess that's not totally off when considering the importance of remembering the people who wore them. Thanks so much for sharing this, and happy T Tuesday!

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  10. Fascinating! I've never seen an exhibit like this. Quite an experience. Thx!

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  11. WOW! This was so interesting!
    Thanks for taking the time to share it all with us.
    Happy T-day

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  12. March has gotten away from me too.
    Your moose in the forest under that brilliant star is wonderful Johanna!
    So interesting to see and hear about the fab textile exhibits. Fascinating and inspiring too.
    Happy T Day oxo
    p.s. I will look forward to Barcelona photos from your trip ♥ travel!

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  13. Very interesting to see these textiles and read your comments. Sometimes I think these "arty" textile artists try to be too "clever" just for the sake of being different and they often seem averse to making something beautiful. But then again, do we want endless embroideries of poppies? Thanks very much for the tour.
    I much prefer your textile art which is experimental, modern and attractive. That moose has had a lot of stitching!
    The finished picture has a lovely balance.

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  14. I loved seeing the textile art! Your moose looks very happy in his surroundings and makes a fabulous entry for AJJ! Hugs, Chrisx

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  15. Love your moose quilt piece. Honestly, I like it more than any of the art you shared from the exhibition. :)

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  16. Art exhibits can invoke inspiration and awe, but I agree with Sheila 77. When artwork is accompanied by too much pretentious explanation, it seems the artist is trying too hard to convince the viewer of its "artiness". Love your quilt piece.

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  17. While it seems quite ethereal I think I prefer your moose. xox

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  18. Your moose is a magnificent chap and looks so good on your lovely quilt. I'm full of admiration of your stitching.
    That exhibition looks fascinating, if a little overwhelming. Thanks for taking us on a tour.

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  19. Ich hab ihn entdeckt!!! Den Elch ;-) Immer noch meine große Liebe!
    Wunderschön was Du alles Abends machst.
    GlG Conny

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