Our viewing room is ready to navigate and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. “Textile paths” is our first virtual exhibition where we are honoured to host four talented and established women artists: Beatriz Morales, Sandra Contreras, Maddalena Forcella and Ornella Ridone.
The exhibition seeks to contribute to the revalorization of textile art. Establishing a dialogue based on the works of these talented migrant women artists aims to show the vitality, depth and diversity of this form of artistic expression.
Mexican artists Sandra Contreras and Beatriz Morales live and work in Berlin. In their textile art, they incorporate through embroidery and painting the sounds, colours and elements of the environment in which they reside. While Contreras's work subtly reflects the precision, rationality and criticism characteristic of German culture; Morales' work is a witness and a restless search for a city that tries to reinvent itself repeatedly. Ornella Riddone and Maddalena Forcella, both Italian artists, have lived and worked in Oaxaca for decades. They have studied and know in depth the history of weaving and embroidery, and have been inspired at the same time by the techniques of the indigenous communities of Oaxaca and Chiapas. While Ornella is considered a "symbol embroiderer" by giving a function or meaning to each element that she incorporates in her textiles; Maddalena's work is inspired by pre-Hispanic motifs and experiments with natural pigments and dyes.
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