Hunter Stabler (MFA '06) in group exhibition in Berlin! Opening Wed., April 29th. 7-10PM.

Subversive crafts, resurgent regionalism & fake folklore..

Kunstraum Richard Sorge presents part II of the international group show:

Strich & Faden - Heimat, Volkskunst und Travestie

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 29, 7-10PM
with live band Heatsick & Austin

Exhibition Dates: May 1 - 29, 2009

Closing Reception: May 29, 3 - 7 pm

In 2008, Kunstraum Richard Sorge initiated an ongoing series of large international subversive Arts & Crafts and Neotrad exhibitions, the second of which will take place this May. Titled Strich & Faden, the exhibition project offers subversive travesties of craft and folklore and works that thematize Heimat (heritage), gender & identity in innovative or humorous ways.

The folksy German expression "nach Strich und Faden" means to do something thoroughly, with great artistry and precision, or according to the rules of an art or craft. In contemporary language the term has gained connotations of trickery, deceit and travesty.

Travesty is a device present in many works in this show, either as an artistic attitude, or as a subject matter. The participating artists use it to subvert both the traditions of Art & Crafts and our expectations of art.

This new edition of Strich und Faden presents outstanding representatives of the thriving US-american confrontational Arts & Crafts scene - some of which are shown in Germany (or Europe) for the first time - and presents them alongside their (Eastern) European colleagues. Strich und Faden II goes beyond ironic crafting however, also incorporating conceptual and neo-traditional works.

"Genius papercutting artist Hunter Stabler (USA) will attend the opening,
as well as a number of his fabulous German colleagues."- note from Hunter

Participating Artists

Peeter Allik - EST
Walter Bruno Brix - DE
Ulrich Diezmann - DE
Rinaldo Hopf - DE
Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene - LT
Garth Johnson - USA
Ai Kijima - USA
Charles Krafft - USA
Nava Lubelski - USA
Natasza Niedziolka - DE
David Rios Ferreira - USA
Schalalala Strickzirkel - DE
Johanna Schweizer - NL
Hunter Stabler - USA
Sztuka Fabryka - BE
Tulip Enterprises - DE
Georg Weise - DE

Curated and organized by Hans Booy & Paulus Fugers

Kunstraum Richard Sorge
Old Brewery
Landsberger Allee 54
10249 Berlin

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