Exhibition “Finer: A thread … in the swell of wandering words” By Cristiana De Marchi
“Finer: A thread … in the swell of wandering words”, the title chosen by Cristiana de Marchi for this exhibition, is a line from a poem written by the German-Romanian Paul Celan in 1955, as a response to experiencing the atrocities of World War II. The poem addresses the human ability to rise from fall, through the power of language, conveying that there is a possibility for recovery after experiencing existential threats. As if the human capability were disappearing like a thread into the highest heights, only to come back with full force, the exhibition takes the poem as a starting point to address both – creation and destruction and the many nuances of their interplay with each other.
The word “thread” in the poem also points out the artist’s main material featuring in this exhibition – yarns in various colours, used in different techniques and onto multiple two- and three-dimensional surfaces. Elevating the technique of needlework, that is often associated with the feminine, domestic and crafts-based realm, the artist has re-positioned it as a highly versatile and contemporary artistic medium in its own right. The artist’s works have a contemporary look to them, not least by way of their minimalistic and often monochrome appearance.
Sat. – Thurs.: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri.: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.