Works by Samira Hodaei,Tewa Barnosa, Nuray Demir, Regina José Galindo, Sophie Utikal, Verena Melgarejo Weinandt display at the Galerie im Saalba.
The exhibition titled “Textile as the Language of Resilience” will run through October 3 at Galerie im Saalba, Germany. Daniela Nadwornicek is the curator of the exhibition.
In traumatic and violent injuries with dissections or loss When the tissue goes along, wounds develop. Wounds on our body. Wounds on our soul.
Physical and psychological violence against women from all walks of life is one of the most widespread human rights violations worldwide and is still tolerated and ignored - also here in Berlin-Neukölln.
Larger injuries take a long time to heal without assistance, which is why they are sewn. Scars are the visible traces of these healed wounds.
The artists in the exhibition reveal their personal scars with visible seams and provide insights into the strategies of self-preservation and healing. Seams, the visible traces in the tissue, illustrate the process of artistic work and the associated wound healing.
The stories of the women who have hidden behind the fabric become visible - who were hidden by the fabric. The hand-sewn textile work is evidence of resilience and the collective protest against invisibility, oppression and violence.
Hodai, 40, is an artist whose tapestries are like paintings that have a distinctive appearance. Her paintings emerge from pixel-like dots.