Art & Textiles at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

12.10.2013 - 02.03.2014/General, Gallery
Art & Textiles at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
El Anatsui, Prophet, 2012
Group exhibition
Kunstmuseum Wolfburg, Germany
12 October 2013 - 2 March 2014

Nothing, no material, no technique is as capable of touching our sensual and mental existence so universally as textiles, particularly at a time that is in danger of becoming ever less sensuous due to increasing virtualization. Textiles with their abundance of weaves and textures that evolved over the millennia are the ideal medium to fulfill this need for sensuality.

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg again devotes itself to a central aspect of human life from the perspective of art in a historically far reaching, interdisciplinary multimedia exhibition that encompasses the most diverse cultures. After Interior/Exterior in 2008 and The Art of Deceleration in 2011, this exhibition represents a further step in the pursuit of modernism in the 21st century that the museum has been undertaking since 2006.

This large-scale exhibition encompasses approximately 170 works by over 80 artists, among them major paintings by Gustav Klimt, Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Jackson Pollock. But artifacts whose creators’ remain nameless can also be viewed in the circa 2700 square meters large exhibition space, for example a pre-Columbian textile fragment from the collection of Anni Albers.

The work Prophet by El Anatsui will also be shown in the exhibition.

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