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The Event of a Thread: Global Narratives in Textiles

February 22 - July 7

25 international contemporary artists come together at The Event of a Thread. They use textile in order to create aesthetic and cultural narratives through objects, installations and video works.

Organized in collaboration with the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa), the exhibition is curated by Susanne Weiss and Inka Gressel on the invitation of ifa. The exhibition aims to build on the original selection by creating new connections in each institution the exhibition travels to, with the assistance of curators at each institution and the addition of new works from local artists.

The exhibition’s focus is on the historical, social and cultural meanings of fabrics. It investigates the various uses of textile as a tool of expression, and brings together different artistic positions that interact with one another within the exhibition space.