When people stick a needle into fabric, something happens. Something that resonates in your body. Maybe it is the ancient Echo, a reminder to the human body of a language that was already there before the written word: the language of needles, threads, woven fabric and embroidery, the text of a textile. A textile is a network and therefore a context.
The artists Helena Hernandez and Anna Kölle call on people to gather round the artworks in the Museum, sit a while and share experiences, while making small textile works together. The artists want to bring artworks from the past into a context with textile art as a means of political action and the search for cultural identities. Contemporary readings and standpoints in the collective exchange are included during the sewing.
With the activity of embroidery and sewing, Helena Hernandez and Anna Kölle link a collective practice, which is the basis of the creation of many textiles. Together with the visitors, they create a small protected space of interaction and exchange within the Museum and animate it at the same time. At the end of the art performance, the collective and participative work can be exhibited, thus entering into dialogue with Museum pieces and future visitors.
- Free of charge
- Language: German
- Room 207, 2nd floor
Our tip: On 04.06.2023 is Museum Sunday at the Humboldt Forum, with free admission to exhibitions and events.
Public transport: U-Bahn Museumsinsel (U5) 1 min walk; S/U Alexanderplatz 15 min walk; S Hackescher Markt 10 min walk, Bus 100, 200, 300, 147, N5
Barrier-free parking is available south of the Humboldt Forum on Schlossplatz. Barrier-free parking is available south of the Humboldt Forum on Schlossplatz. For more information, click here.