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26.03.2017
Exhibition

Striking Patterns

Global Traces in local Ikat Fashion Design

October 21, 2016 – March 26, 2017

Ikat refers to the fascinating art and technique of creating complex patterns on hand-woven textiles. Since time immemorial women master weavers in eastern Indonesia and Timor-Leste have embraced foreign ideas and motifs and integrated them in their own local designs. Thus they actively partake in the process of globalization and help to shape modern fashion trends. The exhibition presents a wide range of new and old creations by these weavers, adding to them contemporary interpretations by Ito Joyoatmojo and Susi Kramer.


Picture Gallery
Ausschnitt aus einem Sarong aus Sabu: Durch den Seehandel gelangten vor Jahrhunderten indische Muster nach Indonesien © MKB Ausschnitt aus einem Schultertuch aus Flores: Viele Weberinnen lassen sich von touristischen Reisen inspirieren beim Schaffen neuer Textilmuster © MKB Ausschnitt aus einem Männer-Hüfttuch aus Timor-Leste: Katholische Motive, die von portugiesischen Kreuzstich-Vorlagen übernommen wurden, waren in der osttimoresischen Enklave Oecusse lange sehr beliebt © MKB Handgewobene Ikat-Textilien sind wichtige Elemente bei Zeremonien und an Festen. Nggel, Zentralflores, Indonesien © Sabine Wunderlin Ausschnitt aus einem Männer-Hüfttuch aus West-Timor, mit Blumenmuster, das auf europäische Vorbilder zurückgeht © MKB
Ausschnitt aus einem Sarong aus Sabu: Durch den Seehandel gelangten vor Jahrhunderten indische Muster nach Indonesien © MKB
Ausschnitt aus einem Schultertuch aus Flores: Viele Weberinnen lassen sich von touristischen Reisen inspirieren beim Schaffen neuer Textilmuster © MKB
Ausschnitt aus einem Männer-Hüfttuch aus Timor-Leste: Katholische Motive, die von portugiesischen Kreuzstich-Vorlagen übernommen wurden, waren in der osttimoresischen Enklave Oecusse lange sehr beliebt © MKB
Handgewobene Ikat-Textilien sind wichtige Elemente bei Zeremonien und an Festen. Nggel, Zentralflores, Indonesien © Sabine Wunderlin
Ausschnitt aus einem Männer-Hüfttuch aus West-Timor, mit Blumenmuster, das auf europäische Vorbilder zurückgeht © MKB
Impressions
Die Ausstellung ist eine sehr blumige Angelegenheit © MKB Kunstvoller Empfang: Künstler Ito Joyoatmojo liess sich von den Ikat-Stoffen inspirieren © MKB Von schlicht bis reich bebildert: Ikat ist hohe Kunst © MKB Sechs Meisterweberinnen werden in Wort und Bild vorgestellt © MKB
Die Ausstellung ist eine sehr blumige Angelegenheit © MKB
Kunstvoller Empfang: Künstler Ito Joyoatmojo liess sich von den Ikat-Stoffen inspirieren © MKB
Von schlicht bis reich bebildert: Ikat ist hohe Kunst © MKB
Sechs Meisterweberinnen werden in Wort und Bild vorgestellt © MKB
 
Activities
Opening
Striking Patterns

Opening

Striking Patterns

October 20, 2016, 6.30 p.m.

Opening
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Striking Patterns
Striking Patterns
Global Traces in local Ikat Fashion Design
October 20, 2016, 6.30 p.m.

You are cordially invited.

Free of charge

> Kalendereintrag
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Opening
Striking Patterns

Opening

Striking Patterns

October 20, 2016, 6.30 p.m.

Guided Tour
Striking Patterns

Guided Tour

Striking Patterns

October 23, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided Tour
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Striking Patterns
Striking Patterns
Global Traces in local Ikat Fashion Design
October 23, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon


How is it done? The yarn is dyed in different colours and, when woven, the cloth suddenly features an array of different figures and patterns! The technique of ikat weaving is highly developed, especially in Eastern Indonesia and Timor-Leste. Come and get to know some of the old as well as new examples of this fascinating textile art and learn about the mode of production, the designs and the impact the cloths have.

With Richard Kunz and Willemijn de Jong
curator and co-curator of the exhibition Striking Patterns
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
Striking Patterns

Guided Tour

Striking Patterns

October 23, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Lecture
GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY

Lecture

GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY

October 5, 2016, 06.00 - 08.00 p.m.

Lecture
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GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY
GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY
In search of ikat
October 5, 2016, 06.00 - 08.00 p.m.

The wonderful ikat cloths from Eastern Indonesia and Timor Leste have not yet taken their definite place in the new exhibition, giving us the chance to inspect them from close up, just two weeks before the show Striking Patterns officially opens. The two curators tell of their search for the right pieces and present to the audience new as well as old examples of this vibrant form of textile art.

Willemijn de Jong and Richard Kunz, curators of the exhibition Striking Patterns, in discussion with Sabine Rotach
> in german

Entrance fee

Link to "Grasping anthropology"

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Lecture
GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY

Lecture

GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY

October 5, 2016, 06.00 - 08.00 p.m.

Discussion forum
IKAT DESIGN WITH A PERSPECTIVE

Discussion forum

IKAT DESIGN WITH A PERSPECTIVE

October 21, 2016, 02.00 - 06.00 p.m.

Discussion forum
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IKAT DESIGN WITH A PERSPECTIVE
IKAT DESIGN WITH A PERSPECTIVE
October 21, 2016, 02.00 - 06.00 p.m.

Indonesian weavers have transformed the technique of ikat into an art form. Since time immemorial the patterns created by tying and dyeing warp threads have incorporated and reflected foreign influences, current events and fashion trends. Together with a group of international textile experts the curators explore the future potential of (trans-)local weaving and the art of ikat in Southeast Asia.

With Richard Kunz and Willemijn de Jong, curator and co-curator of the exhibition Striking Patterns; Alfonsa Horeng, head of the weaving cooperative Lepo Lorun, Flores, Indonesia; Notty J. Mahdi, Alumna Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia; Rosalia M. Soares, Timor Aid, Dili, Timor Leste; Joanna Barrkman, PhD researcher ANU, Canberra, Australia; Roy W. Hamilton, former curator Fowler Museum, LA, USA.
> in english

Entrance fee

Please register by 14.10.2016 at info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch or under 061 266 56 32

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Discussion forum
IKAT DESIGN WITH A PERSPECTIVE

Discussion forum

IKAT DESIGN WITH A PERSPECTIVE

October 21, 2016, 02.00 - 06.00 p.m.

Guided Tour
Striking Patterns

Guided Tour

Striking Patterns

November 6, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided Tour
X
Striking Patterns
Striking Patterns
Global Traces in local Ikat Fashion Design
November 6, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

How is it done? The yarn is dyed in different colours and, when woven, the cloth suddenly features an array of different figures and patterns! The technique of ikat weaving is highly developed, especially in Eastern Indonesia and Timor-Leste. Come and get to know some of the old as well as new examples of this fascinating textile art and learn about the mode of production, the designs and the impact the cloths have.

With Sabine Rotach
> in german

Entrance free

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
Striking Patterns

Guided Tour

Striking Patterns

November 6, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Open workshop for kids
Striking Patterns

Open workshop for kids

Striking Patterns

November 6, 2016, 1.00 - 5.00 p.m.

Open workshop for kids
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Striking Patterns
Striking Patterns
Global Traces in local Ikat Fashion Design
What is Ikat?
November 6, 2016, 1.00 - 5.00 p.m.

Ikat is an Indonesian term and means “to tie”. The threads are tied and dyed before weaving. The result is a set of fascinating patterns. We make a fanfold from paper and trim it with ikat cloth.

With Regina Mathez
> in german

CHF 5.- Material

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Open workshop for kids
Striking Patterns

Open workshop for kids

Striking Patterns

November 6, 2016, 1.00 - 5.00 p.m.

Guided Tour in spoken and sign language
Striking Patterns

Guided Tour in spoken and sign language

Striking Patterns

November 6, 2016, 03.00 - 04.00 p.m.

Guided Tour in spoken and sign language
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Striking Patterns
Striking Patterns
Global Traces in local Ikat Fashion Design
November 6, 2016, 03.00 - 04.00 p.m.

How is it done? The yarn is dyed in different colours and, when woven, the cloth suddenly features an array of different figures and patterns! The technique of ikat weaving is highly developed, especially in Eastern Indonesia and Timor-Leste. Come and get to know some of the old as well as new examples of this fascinating textile art and learn about the mode of production, the designs and the impact the cloths have.

With Lua Leirner
> in spoken and sign language
> in german

Entrance free

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour in spoken and sign language
Striking Patterns

Guided Tour in spoken and sign language

Striking Patterns

November 6, 2016, 03.00 - 04.00 p.m.

Guided Tour
Striking Patterns

Guided Tour

Striking Patterns

November 27, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided Tour
X
Striking Patterns
Striking Patterns
Global Traces in local Ikat Fashion Design
November 27, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

How is it done? The yarn is dyed in different colours and, when woven, the cloth suddenly features an array of different figures and patterns! The technique of ikat weaving is highly developed, especially in Eastern Indonesia and Timor-Leste. Come and get to know some of the old as well as new examples of this fascinating textile art and learn about the mode of production, the designs and the impact the cloths have.

With Willemijn de Jong, co-curator of the exhibition Striking Patterns
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
Striking Patterns

Guided Tour

Striking Patterns

November 27, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided tour
Striking Patterns

Guided tour

Striking Patterns

January 8, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided tour
X
Striking Patterns
Striking Patterns
Global Traces in local Ikat Fashion Design
January 8, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

How does it work? Strings of yarn are dyed and then woven, and, as if by magic hand, patterns and figures appear on the cloth. In eastern Indonesia and Timor-Leste ikat weaving was developed into a high form of art. Get to see new and old examples of these fascinating cloths and learn more about the way they are produced, the designs and how they resonate.

With Sabine Rotach
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
Striking Patterns

Guided tour

Striking Patterns

January 8, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Lecture, guided tour, discussion
Grasping Anthropology

Lecture, guided tour, discussion

Grasping Anthropology

February 1, 2017, 6 p.m - 8 p.m.

Lecture, guided tour, discussion
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Grasping Anthropology
Grasping Anthropology
Ikat: From traditional to modern
February 1, 2017, 6 p.m - 8 p.m.

Searching for traditional objects used to be a core activity of museum anthropologists and private collectors. Hence our museum is full of “traditional” objects and artefacts, including the marvellous collections of Ikat cloths from eastern Indonesia and Timor-Leste. We take a closer look at them and compare them with modern cloths. Can we make out lines of tradition? How do modern influences flow in? What do we mean by “tradition” in the first place? With a comparative excursus into European traditions.

With Richard Kunz and Willemijn de Jong, curators of the exhibition Striking Patterns, Dominik Wunderlin, curator for Europe, and Sabine Rotach
> in german

Entrance fee

> Link to "Grasping Athropology"

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Lecture, guided tour, discussion
Grasping Anthropology

Lecture, guided tour, discussion

Grasping Anthropology

February 1, 2017, 6 p.m - 8 p.m.

Guided tour
Striking Patterns

Guided tour

Striking Patterns

February 5, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided tour
X
Striking Patterns
Striking Patterns
Global Traces in local Ikat Fashion Design
February 5, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

How does it work? Strings of yarn are dyed and then woven, and, as if by magic hand, patterns and figures appear on the cloth. In eastern Indonesia and Timor-Leste ikat weaving was developed into a high form of art. Get to see new and old examples of these fascinating cloths and learn more about the way they are produced, the designs and how they resonate.

With Willemijn de Jong, co-curator of the exhibition
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
Striking Patterns

Guided tour

Striking Patterns

February 5, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Open workshop for kids
Searching for patterns in the museum

Open workshop for kids

Searching for patterns in the museum

March 5, 2017, 1.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Open workshop for kids
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Searching for patterns in the museum
Searching for patterns in the museum
March 5, 2017, 1.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Where do we find patterns in the museum and which we do like best? We find inspiration in the objects and then draw or print the patterns they display on paper.

With Regina Mathez
> in german

Material CHF 5.00

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Open workshop for kids
Searching for patterns in the museum

Open workshop for kids

Searching for patterns in the museum

March 5, 2017, 1.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Guided tour
Striking Patterns

Guided tour

Striking Patterns

March 12, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided tour
X
Striking Patterns
Striking Patterns
Global Traces in local Ikat Fashion Design
March 12, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

How does it work? Strings of yarn are dyed and then woven, and, as if by magic hand, patterns and figures appear on the cloth. In eastern Indonesia and Timor-Leste ikat weaving was developed into a high form of art. Get to see new and old examples of these fascinating cloths and learn more about the way they are produced, the designs and how they resonate.

With Margrit Gontha
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
Striking Patterns

Guided tour

Striking Patterns

March 12, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Wednesday matinee
Striking Patterns

Wednesday matinee

Striking Patterns

March 22, 2017, 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Wednesday matinee
X
Striking Patterns
Striking Patterns
Global Traces in local Ikat Fashion Design
SARONG, JEANS OR LACE DRESS?
March 22, 2017, 10 a.m. - 12 noon

What shall I wear? Not an easy question, given that clothes do more than merely cover one’s body: they tell others something about me and where I’m from. An interactive guided tour on dress codes in Europe and Indonesia.

With Richard Kunz, curator of Striking Patterns, and Tabea Buri, co-curator of the exhibition Staying in Line
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Wednesday matinee
Striking Patterns

Wednesday matinee

Striking Patterns

March 22, 2017, 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Last guided tour
Striking Patterns

Last guided tour

Striking Patterns

March 26, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Last guided tour
X
Striking Patterns
Striking Patterns
Global Traces in local Ikat Fashion Design
March 26, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

How does it work? Strings of yarn are dyed and then woven, and, as if by magic hand, patterns and figures appear on the cloth. In eastern Indonesia and Timor-Leste ikat weaving was developed into a high form of art. Get to see new and old examples of these fascinating cloths and learn more about the way they are produced, the designs and how they resonate.

With Richard Kunz, curator of the exhibition and Willemijn de Jong, co-curator of the exhibition
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Last guided tour
Striking Patterns

Last guided tour

Striking Patterns

March 26, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

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