Documenta 2017 in Kassel

Marta Minujín: The Parthenon of Books (2017)
; Steel, books, and plastic sheeting;19.5 × 29.5 × 65.5 m
Commissioned by documenta 14, with support from the Ministry of Media and Culture of Argentina; Friedrichsplatz, Kassel; photo Beatrijs Sterk

Yesterday I have visited the Kassel Documenta  and am going to write an article about it for Surface Design Journal. As they want to be the first for publication, I will now just show a first series of images on textile-related works. Even though (or because?) there were lots of political issues at this exhibition, there were textiles to be seen everywhere! The article will be published here later!
Beatrijs Sterk

Ibrahim Mahama: Check Point Seckondi Loco, 2016 – 2017, detail; jute; photo Beatrijs Sterk
Ibrahim Mahama: Check Point Seckondi Loco, 2016 – 2017; jute; Torwache; photo Beatrijs Sterk
Bia Davou(1932 – 1996): Pillars and Clouds, Hypothetical Intervention in the Pillars of Olympic Zeus; photo Beatrijs Sterk
Bia Davou(1932 – 1996): Pillars and Clouds, Hypothetical Intervention in the Pillars of Olympic Zeus; photo Beatrijs Sterk
Janine Antoni: Slumber, 1994; loom, wool, yarn, bed, nightgown, blanket; national Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; photo Beatrijs Sterk
Kimsooja: Bottari, 2005; Tradition Korean bedcover and used clothes; photo Beatrijs Sterk
Cecilia Vicuña: Quipu Womb, (The Story of the Red Thread, Athens,(2017), gefärbte Wolle, ca. 6 × 8 m
EMST – Nationales Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Athens; photo Beatrijs Sterk
Cecilia Vicuña: Quipu Womb,detail, (The Story of the Red Thread, Athens,(2017), dyed wool, ca. 6 × 8 m
EMST – Nationales Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Athen; photo Beatrijs Sterk
Aboubakar Fofana: Fundi (Uprising), 2017; natural fiber-based textiles, hand-sewn and dyed with organic indigo; photo Beatrijs Sterk
Aboubakar Fofana: Fundi (Uprising), 2017; natural fiber-based textiles, hand-sewn and dyed with organic indigo; photo Beatrijs Sterk
Britta Markant Labba: Historja 2003 – 2007, 23,5 cm x39 cm; embroidered, printed, appliqué, wool on linen; photo Beatrijs Sterk
Britta Markant Labba: Historja 2003 – 2007, 23,5 cm x39 cm, detail; embroidered, printed, appliqué, wool on linen; photo Beatrijs Sterk
Britta Markant Labba: Historja 2003 – 2007, 23,5 cm x39 cm, detail; embroidered, printed, appliqué, wool on linen; photo Beatrijs Sterk
Ibrahim Mahama: Check Point Seckondi Loco, 2016 – 2017, detail; jute; photo Beatrijs Sterk