To celebrate 100 years of Bauhaus, we’re bringing together performance artists, visual artists, community groups and craft practitioners as a response to the women’s weaving workshop…

The women of the Bauhaus had no real other choice but to work in weaving. As painter, Oskar Schlemmer, said in 1920: ‘Where there’s wool, there’s also a woman who will spin it, even if it is just to pass the time’. The weaving workshop that emerged in the Bauhaus was artistically progressive but lacking in gender parity. Yet, many made it a radical site of experimentation and exploration including Anni Albers, Gunta Stölzl, Michiko Yamawaki, and Lilly Reich.

This exhibition considers the legacies of crafting and weaving from modernism to the contemporary, both celebrating and challenging the avant-garde work of the weaving workshop.

The launch party saw performances by Raisa Kabir and Julie Rose Bower, as well as a chance to explore the exhibition and DJs ’til late.

Exhibiting artists include:

Madi Acharya-Baskerville
Betül Aksu
Majeda Clarke
Fiona Curran
Michelle House
Sarah-Joy Ford
Seungwon Jung
Kristen Kong
Naa Teki Lebar
Sophie Skach
Camilla Tonder

& a screening of the documentary ‘Güzel Derman’ (devised, directed and produced by Nataša Cordeaux, Cheyenne Ritfeld & Ricarda Theobald)

Performances

Raisa Kabir, ‘TWO LOOM CLOTH’, an active ‘weaving a politics of craft and healing’ intervention.

Julie Rose Bower, ‘Ticket to America’, live sound weaving.

Full exhibition: 30th October – 6th November.

Exhibition

30th October – 6th November

Head down to Stour Space during their opening hours (Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm) to see the full exhibition.

Launch Night

1st November, 6:30-11pm

The launch party will see performances by Raisa Kabir and Julie Rose Bower, as well as a chance to explore the exhibition with DJs ’til late.

‘Something speaks to us, a sound, a touch, hardness or softness, it catches us and asks us to be formed’

– Anni Albers, ‘Material as Metaphor’ (1982)

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