ADANNVOR OPENS IN AUSTRIA
In the Ewe language, 'Adann' stands for originality and creativity, 'Avor' for textile. The title of the exhibition is a word created from both.
The textiles shown in the exhibition have been produced by the Ghanaian artist Kofi Setordji in collaboration with Kente - master weavers from different regions and weaving cultures of Ghana.
The [applied] Foreign Affairs Lab of the University of Applied Arts Vienna has dealt with possible ways of displaying Kente for the exhibition. Following the exhibition in Krems-Stein, the work will be continued in Ghana: Exhibition architectures are being developed for the new textile museum of the Nubuke Foundation in Wa, whose artistic director is Kofi Setordji.
Curator: Baerbel Mueller
Exhibition design: [applied] Foreign Affairs / Arian Lehner, Ben Goern, Mary Denman, Stephanie Rizaj / Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Barbara Putz-Plecko, Vice Rector of the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Mag. Hermann Dikowitsch, Head of the Department of Art and Culture of Lower Austria