Sewn in the City at the Museum of Italian Jewish ArtSewn in the City at the Museum of Italian Jewish Art - 18 July, 2013 - 08 October, 2013
Sewn in the City at the Museum of Italian Jewish Art
18/07/2013 - 10/09/2013 *The exhibhit has been extended until October 8, 2013.
Nothing could be further from the nature of fabric than the monumentality of architecture; nevertheless the fabric compositions of Danièle Sulewic reflect the inner character of each Italian city she recreates, through her use of diverse kinds of fabric: Venice is created by delicate embroidery, brocades, and a transparent fabric with a green hue; Genoa is composed of severe gray coat fabric; Siena is made of silk and satin, both appearing in warm earth, ochre and gold tones. Danièle Sulewic, artist, designer, costume designer and ceramist - born in Paris from a Polish Jewish family - has lived and worked in Italy since 1973. In her works of art, the sewing machine is used as a pencil and stitching is her way of drawing. Danièle Sulewic also borrows from another Jewish artistic tradition: that of collecting, selling and reusing second-hand garments and old scraps of fabric in order to create a new article. This art is a focal point in Danièle Sulewic's work, an essential key in the expression of her Jewish identity.
U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art
27 Hillel St, Jerusalem
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