Jasmin Werner

Collapsing horizons

// Opening Wednesday 24 September
// Exhibition runs until Saturday 11 October  2014

 

Collapsing horizons presents the work Pangi Metamorphosis (2013 – 2014) by the German artist Jasmin Werner.

Pangi Metamorphosis is a series of terry cloth towels woven from digital photographs using the Jacquard technique. The work takes as its starting pointpangis: Wrap skirts which are worn for traditional dances in the Maroon culture of Surinam. During Jasmin Werner’s residency in Moengo, Surinam worked with Lotte Effinger to reinterpret pangi. Having its  roots in Africa, the pangi came to Surinam (former Dutch Guyana) through the slave trade. Fusing the British checkered fabric used for pangi in Surinam with Dutch waxed print, the reinterpretations embody the convergence of trading routes. Photographic details of the wrap skirts are transformed into beach towels, adding a final layer to the route of the pangi. The works were realised at the Piet Mondrian Fond residency in Moengo, Surinam.

Jasmin Werner’s art deals with the concept of the foreign, and the projections connected to that.  She was born in 1987 and currently studies at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main.

Jasmine Werner, 'Collapsing Horizons', installation view. RM, 2014

Jasmine Werner, 'Collapsing Horizons', installation view. RM, 2014

Jasmine Werner, 'Collapsing Horizons', installation view. RM, 2014


This exhibition has been made possible with the support of the Mondrian Fund

Thanks to the support of the K’Rd Business Association, the exhibition is part of Art Week 2014.