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Threading Trends Berlin
30 October - 15 November, 2008
Opening reception: Thursday, October 30th
from 7pm to 11pm
Galerie R31 (Berlin) in collaboration with Galería Galou (New York) is pleased to present Threading Trends Berlin at Alte Post, a temporary exhibition space of an old Post Office. Curated by Nancy Saleme (artist and textile designer), New York and Denise Sheila Puri (artist and gallery director, Galerie R31), Berlin. Both curators gather together an outstanding group of international artists from New York and Berlin.
The exhibition opens October 30th with a reception for the artists that day from 7 pm to 11 pm. It will remain on view through November 15th at Alte Post, located at Karl-Marx-Straße 97, 12043 Berlin. Gallery hours are Wednesdays to Sundays from 3 pm to 8 pm and by appointment.
This international group show presents a range of contemporary fiber artworks.
As painters use their brushes, the participating artists treat fabrics and threads as tools to construct two and three dimensional pieces addressing diverse issues, from current politics and immigration, to gender, sensuality and beauty. At the same time, the revival of old handicraft, integrated with the latest textile techniques, results in an innovative and multifaceted artistic expression.
Nancy Saleme's extended experience with the textile industry, in Caracas and New York, has led her to curate this exhibition at Galeria Galou, NYC 2006. The exhibition is based on artworks that update the traditional techniques of crochet, sewing, weaving, quilting and embroidery. In the second edition, the exhibition travels to the city of Berlin, Germany.
Denise S. Puri works as a stage and costume designer, artist, and gallery director. She has always had a strong connection to textile handicrafts, and shares Saleme's love for fiber art.
Participant artists include: from New York - Vivian Bell (New Zeland), Uli Brahmst (Germany), Naomi Campbell (Canada), Patricia Cazorla (Venezuela), Pedro Cruz-Castro (Venezuela), Serena Depero (Italy), Kay Gordon (US), Anki King (Norway), Michael Krinsky (Poland), Ke-Sook Lee (Korea), Niradhara (US), Craig Matthews (US), Hisayasu Takashio (Japan); from Berlin - Irene Anton (Germany), Lisa Diener (Germany), Giulia Fani (Italy), Esther Dorit Fritzsche (Germany), Maja Herenz (Germany), Amy J. Klement (US), Li Koelan (Netherlands), Denise S. Puri + Klaus Bortoluzzi (Germany), Annette Stieger (Germany), Tamara Trölsch (Germany), and Almyra Weigel (Lithuania).
Threading Trends Berlin is a project within the scope of the initiative [Aktion! Karl-Marx-Strasse]. The temporary reopening of the Old Post Office is the first standout project of the initiative [Aktion! Karl-Marx-Strasse] in which owners, dealers and traders, residents, initiatives and clubs, artists and cultural-creatives, politics and administration create together the future of the business, administrative and cultural center of Berlin-Neukölln. For more information: www.aktion-KarlMarxStrasse.de.
For more information, images or interviews with the artists please contact Denise Sheila Puri at 030 693 89 74, or R31@suchtkunst.de
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