Museum Frauenkultur Regional–International im Marstall von Schloss Burgfarrnbach/Fürth
Museum of Women's Culture Regional-International, Marstall of the Castle of Burgfarrnbach/Fürth
Exhibition "Kriegssocken und Peacemakerinnen"
"War Socks And Peacemaker Women"
8 May - 30 September 2015
Patriotic women and girls from all countries involved in the First World War knitted socks for their soldiers as a way to contribute to victory with these gifts of love.
In the spring of 1915 - nine months after the beginning of the Great War - pacifist feminists from the United States and all countries, involved in the war, met in The Hague to stop the war. Some weeks earlier socialist women had had a conference in Bern. They all developed programs for peace but their voices were not heard.
With our exhibition - 100 years after these women's peace conferences - artists, knitters and sewers, activists and scientists from all over the world, who want to overcome existing borders, are invited to reflect on present and past conflicts.
At the center of the exhibition are creations and interpretations of artists working through painting, photography, textile art and installations on topics of war and peace related to conflicts within their societies.
"Objects of Resistance" from the museum's collection and biographies of women from the region and elsewhere are the starting points for "talks in the museum", informal gatherings and literary events (soirees).
IMPRESSIONS OF THE EXHIBITION
AKTION in dieser Saison:
"Wir stricken uns rund um die Welt"
Socken sind wieder "IN" und in jeder Kultur sind sie ein bisschen anders!
Von Mai bis September stricken Frauen in Fürth Socken in der Tradition ihrer Heimatländer. Anlässlich von "Fürth ist bunt" (20.09.2015, 14 - 17 Uhr; Eintritt frei) werden sie im Museum versteigert.
Nähere Infos: Bertrun Jeitner-Hartmann
Kooperation: Integrationsbüro Stadt Fürth, Multikultureller Frauentreff e.V.