Exhibition with works by
Mika Karhu (video)
Toolbox Kabinett: Jan Bejšovec (textile art)
Vernissage: 29 October 2021, 7pm
Opening Times: Mi–Sa 15-19 h
An Feiertagen ist die Toolbox geschlossen
On Bank holidays Toolbox is closed
“Thoughtlessness – carefree indifference, hopeless confusion or complacent repetition of ‘truths’ turned flat and empty – seems to be the most striking character of our time […] I suggest something very simple, not more than that we think about what we do.”
40 x 30 cm
appliqués and hand-embroidery on stretcher frame
The German-Jewish photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt succeeded in revealing a portrait of the notorious National Socialist in Geneva in 1933 during a visit by Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels to the League of Nations in Geneva. Goebbels fixed the photographer full of hatred and thereby lost his bourgeois mask for a moment.
Through the strong abstraction of the original photo and the reduction to his face, Goebbels hateful gaze is further accentuated in the textile image. The reduction to a few sharp-edged shapes and the contrast of black and white sharpen the image‘s message. Hand-embroidered surfaces create an additional profile depth on the superimposed textile applications.