Linda Peitz is a creative director, project manager, and curator living in Berlin. She is the founder and director of CCCCCOMAe.V. (Curational Collective Connecting Concepts of Communication and Art) since 2020 and the curator and exhibition manager of the Gallery Ebensperger. As a curator and exhibition manager at the Berlin and Austrian based gallery Ebensoperger, she is responsible for exhibition planning and curating, artist liaisons within the gallery, and the representation of the gallery to collectors, museums, and institutions During December 2022 and January 2023, Linda Peitz has been the curator-in-residence in Bucharest, part of the ARAC ART & RESIDENCY program.
07.05.2022 @ online talk
A talk on the social and political relevance of textiles in contemporary art and how Megan Dominescu uses traditional rug-hooking and knitting techniques to make daring and sharp social commentaries on contemporary lifestyles. Textiles have always been a means of storytelling. Similar to ceramics, glass design or architecture, it has long been reduced to decorative crafts instead of counting as actual art and has often been associated with women rather than men. From rug-hooking, to fibre art, tapestry, weaving, embroidery and knitting, the socially meaningful role of textile materials also becomes apparent in clothing, design, science and technology. In Megan Dominescu’s work, the curator felt that everyday and politically charged situations could become relevant through the use of textile fabrics: by turning an everyday material and technique into a means of expression, while simultaneously subverting its traditional attributes and moral valuation.