ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History   /  exhibitions

The Textile-Museum St.Gallen
Vadianstrasse 2
CH-9000 St.Gallen
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opening hours:
mo - sa: 10-12, 14-17
sunday: 10-17,
first wed. every month: 10-17

entrance fees:
sFr. 5.- per person
sFr. 3.- in groups of 10 persons
sFr 2.- students

Frauengestalten - Frauen gestalten

24 september 2003 - 4 april 2004

  The exhibition focusses on three historic women:
Berta Luisa Reiser, patron and philantropist, 1867 - 1953
Hedwig Scherrer, painter, 1878-1940
Regina Ullmann, writer, 1884 - 1961
  Berta Reiser lived for the best part of her life in an all-female community in her own spacious house in the St. Georgen district of St.Gallen. She had an wxtensive library and workrooms installed in her house, and she dressed herself according to her own idea of fashion.

Hedwig Scherrer had already designed and built her personal studio house by the early age of 28. She was open-minded about her clothes, defended the comfort derived from wearing a trouser suit, and was also actively involved in the tradtional costume movement of the Canton of St. Gallen in the 1920s.

Regina Ullmann was on the move all her life. She lived in a wide variety of places, in a wide variety of cities - indeed, wherever someone offered her a home for a certain time. Her choice of clothes was probably unconscious: her friends called them "old-fashioned, made by a village dressmaker according to an old recipe".


  In the exhibition, the layers of these three St.Gallen women enter into a dialogue with works by eleven contemporary St. Gallen female artists:

Silvie Defraoui, Regula Engeler, Pascale Grau, Manon, Vera Ida Müller, Elisabeth Nembrini, Pipilotti Rist, Anina Schenker, Katja Schenker, Lucie Schenker, Anita Zimmermann

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