Gallery exhibition opening: Rushnyk - The Disasters of War

Donnerstag, 14. März 2024, 19:00 – 21:30, Dokumentationszentrum Flucht, Vertreibung, Versöhnung

Gallery exhibition opening

This series of red and white textiles transforms etchings by the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya from the time of the Napoleonic Wars into traditional Ukrainian embroidered cloths, so-called 'rushnyky'. The cross-stitching on the one hand seems to distort Goya's motifs while at the same time dissolving the uniform structure of the patterns. What is the background and what is the foreground? One could ask: What is history and what is the present?

We see moving and tragic symbols of the return of war and displacement. Women who fled from Ukraine to Germany were involved in the realization.


Welcome address
Dr Gundula Bavendamm, Director, Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation, Berlin

Caro Baumann, artist
Olena Shutovska, project participant
Ksenia Sobotovych, project participant

Berthold Pesch, accordion

We invite you to a small reception at the vernissage.

Free admission

The Documentation Centre is showing this gallery exhibition in cooperation with morePlatz, Caro Baumann & Johannes Schele, Anna Babenko, Elena Dyhalo, Katja Hass, Kathi Maurer, Anja Rabes, Olena Cherevchuk and Ksenia Sobotovych