05/04/09 - 18/04/10
At the initiative of Goshka Macuga, the woven replica of Picasso’s Guernica from the UN headquarters in New York is temporarily hanging for a year in the Whitechapel Art Gallery, as décor in a space where people can organize free public gatherings upon request. This London tableau in turn served as the point of departure for a new tapestry that Macuga ordered woven for the Textiles exhibition in M HKA. Dieter Roelstraete wrote the following text.
Former Stasi Headquarters
20/06/09 - 20/07/09
It is there another story hiding behind ‘history’? Might it be that ‘history’ consists of nothing more than an intricate accumulation of narratives, fragments, and footnotes?