Installation and performance, curated by Monika Müller Kroll & Manfred Kirschner
Opening with performance on Fr. 19 September at 7 p.m.
until 11.10.2014 Finissage with performance at at 7 p.m.
The exhibition is dedicated to the work and the craft of Anna Müller. Long before terms like “up-cycling” came into use, Anna Müller was working with discarded “superfluous” thread material from a textile factory, weaving it together to crochet various mysterious objects. Monika Müller Kroll, the granddaughter of Anna Müller, wants to present and preserve the wealth of her work. Work, which also shows a fundamental post-war attitude, in which the appreciation, use, and recycling of materials is very evident. This consistency of thought puts into perspective the claims and attitudes of today’s eco-trends. The exhibition, presented in the form of an audio-visual installation, focuses on pieces created between 1980 and 2000. Anna Müller was born in 1910 in rural Franconia, where she lived all her life, near the Lucas-Cranach-Stadt, Kronach. She died in 2006. Her legacy, hundreds of crochet rugs and blankets, stored away for many years compelled Monika Müller-Kroll to pick up Anna Müller’s thread, creating several exemplary new pieces from the work she has left behind. And while Anna Müller might be surprised what her granddaughter has done with her craft, she would be happy to know that her work is appreciated, seen and used.