“There should be a special place in hell for women who do not support other women”, “I think-feel-decide”, “I hate to hate”, “I fear people not wild boar” – these are some of the slogans appearing on modern wall-hangings. A few dozen of them are shown in a temporary exhibition prepared by the Ethnographic Museum in Wrocław.
A traditional embroidered wall-hanging, ‘makatka’ – once associated with domestic kitsch, nowadays is becoming a medium of subversive content. The exhibition aims at presenting the whole spectrum of subjects covered by contemporary artists using needlework. The phenomenon of modern ‘makatka’ is based on the transformation of what is internal, domestic and private, into something public. These modern wall-hangings today can be seen in art galleries, at feminist protests, as well as embroidered on headrests in train carriages – which for some is a form of vandalism.
Artists: Wendy Allan, Bettina Bereś, Aśka Borof, Olga Budzan, Monika Drożyńska, Małgorzata Gwiazdonik-Müller, uczestnicy warsztatów Haftujemy! (Strefa Kultury Wrocław), Małgorzata Halber (Bestiarium), Bartosz Jakubowski, Anna Kloza, Kolektyw Złote Rączki, Berenika Kowalska, Regina Kuka, Małgorzata Lazarek, Betty Q, Berenika Kowalska, Katarzyna Kowalska, Anna Przybyło, Marcin Salwin, Małgorzata Samborska (Coś Pewnego Na Stałe), Joanna Sarnecka, Sabina i Kalina Skowrońskie, Kamil Subzda, Anna Zajdel (Atakamakata), jakub wesołowski