STORIES LAB * BLURRING BORDERS
An Interactive creative workshop with Stories Lab Huntresses Jana Drozdova and Caro Quirán, illustrator and writer respectively. As part of the exhibition ART BOOKS & ART WORKS. Kunstraum – Leseraum. (postponed until further notice), Kunstraum Innsbruck.
Inspired on the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with powdered gold or other materials which beautify the piece, we welcome you in this space of trust where we will learn how to blur the imaginary borders between places, people and their stories in a collective process.
As much as it seems we have nothing in common; tales of migration, racism, suppression, bring us sooner or later to the same places. Specially, the events of this year have forced almost all of us, to stop and re-think our life concepts. There is not yet a single place in the world where people do not feel –some for the first time- vulnerable.
The privileges of many do not matter as much as the common wealth, if one is sick, means we could all be. Freedom is nowadays very relative. Borders are closing for all of us. Suddenly, the only place to go is inside of us.
Social structures seem to tremble and all the stories that matter are the real ones. Our wounds are the beauty of our personal narratives; the scars are the golden river putting the pieces together. On the workshop we will erase the imaginary boundaries between us, learning that instead of being alone, we are all one.
The “Kunstraum – Leseraum” project creates a hybrid situation in which the exhibition room and the library merge. Books are not only a source of knowledge but also works of art in their own right, e.g. in the form of editions by international and local artists. With highlights from its history, but also with an outlook on future topics, the Kunstraum Innsbruck transforms itself into a space of inspiration and research. Special: For the year 2020, two new editions will be presented by Ina Hsu and Siniša Ilić!
ART BOOKS & ART WORKS
Kunstraum – Leseraum
(postponed until further notice)