COSTUMES AND COLLAPSE (organized by Slavs and Tatars' Pickle Bar)
News vom 25.05.2023
DATES: From 23 April 2023 to October 2023. (Hours for each event are available on the Pickle Bar website).
In times of impending collapse–be it of empires in the late 20th or ecology in the early 21st centuries –textiles, fabrics and fashion help us to find new ways of being, via reconfigured understandings of identity, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality amongst others. In Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia of the 1980’s, textiles and costumes anticipated and performed the ideological swings from communism to neo-liberalism to political Islam. The bankruptcy of the textile industries and the revival of crafts tradition in the post-perestroika period shaped the ground for artistic communities to build resistance to conforming notions of the individual and society. Costumes and Collapse, the Spring-Summer 2023 program at Pickle Bar, presents a series of lectures, performances, rounds tables and screenings that look at how reinterpreting traditional clothes, ironicising uniforms or queering garments against a backdrop of imperial collapse shapes new forms of politics, memorializes difference, and forges new communities.
Curators : Patricia Couvet, Anastasia Marukhina