Past: Gallery-Exhibition: Rushnyk – The Disasters of War

Freitag, 23. Februar 2024


Duration: 15 March to 12 May 2024

A new exhibition awaits you in our gallery on the first floor: a series of red and white textile works transforms etchings by the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya from the Napoleonic Wars into traditional Ukrainian embroidery patterns, so-called rushnyky. The cross-stitch gives Goya's motifs an alienated effect on the one hand and at the same time seems to dissolve the uniform structure of the patterns. What is the background and what is the foreground? What is history and what is the present - one could ask.

We see moving and tragic symbols of the return of war and displacement. Women who have fled from Ukraine to Germany have contributed to the realisation.


An exhibition in cooperation with morePlatz, Caro Baumann & Johannes Schele, Anna Babenko, Elena Dyhalo, Katja Hass, Kathi Maurer, Anja Rabes, Olena Cherevchuk and Ksenia Sobotovych.