PHOTO: © Hamid Zénati inszeniert eine von seinen Textilarbeiten als performative Skulptur im Meer während einer Reise, 1990er Jahre © Hamid Zénati Estate, Foto: Hamid Zénati


In the organizer's words:

This spring, THE MINSK Kunsthaus in Potsdam is showing the group exhibition Soft Power, which presents textile design as an artistic means of expression that can be used to question power relations. The exhibition understands textiles not only as handcrafted or industrially produced objects, but also as part of systems. This includes the production and trade networks that move textiles and people across the globe, as well as the histories, cartographies and cosmologies that unfold around them. Their use as an integral part of our daily routines and particular rituals will also be explored. The exhibition is divided into three interwoven chapters.

Soft Power features works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Caroline Achaintre, Wilder Alison, El Anatsui, Leonor Antunes, Ouassila Arras, Rufina Bazlova, Kevin Beasley, Mariana Chkonia, Edith Dekyndt, Claus Dobberke, Toni Ebel, Gee's Bend Quiltmakers, Philipp Gufler, William Kentridge, Maria Lai, Joanna Louca, Manuel Mathieu, Rosemary Mayer, Elrid Metzkes, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, Sandra Mujinga, Gulnur Mukazhanova, Otobong Nkanga, Willem de Rooij, Ramona Schacht, Gabriele Stötzer, Sung Tieu, Rosemarie Trockel, Johanna Unzueta, Hamid Zénati and others.

In addition, a selection of wall hangings and archive material is dedicated to the history of the Circle for Artistic Textile Design Potsdam and its position in the state-sponsored leisure program of the GDR, the so-called "artistic popular creation".

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Price information:

House ticket regular 10 € House ticket reduced 8 €


DAS MINSK Kunsthaus in Potsdam Max-Planck-Strasse 17 14473 Potsdam

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