Photo: S. Grigorieva, Layout: Káschem Büro

Drawing Breath, Notes on Parade Créole documents Felisha Maria’s research process in designing artistic dress for the racialised female body in its attempts to claim autonomy within Europeanized space. Her research is built upon principles from Anna Muthesius’ Das Eigenkleid der Frau (1903) and Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks (1953). The publication launch is accompanied by an installation.

The event takes place within the framework of OPEN. Festival of Open Rooms in Hamburg’s Museums. The spaces involved are the Säulenhalle in the Altonaer Museum, the Freiraum in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (MK&G), the Zwischenraum in the Museum am Rothenbaum für Künste und Kulturen der Welt (MARKK) and the Torhaus in the Museum der Arbeit. From 25 to 29 August, the aim is to show how the participatory spaces work, how they are used, enlivened, played with and shared, and thus, not least, how they can contribute to the co-creation of urban coexistence.

For information in German, see the MKG website.

Saturday 27th August, 2022
Museum für Kunst&Gewerbe
20099 Hamburg

Book Cover / Eigenkleid Prototype