Teachers and Employees

Tischer, Jenni Sen.Sc. Mag.

International Ladies Garment Workers Union
group exhibition
Galerie Krobath’s current exhibition focusses on various approaches to collage, featuring works by several artists represented by the gallery. An array of visual strategies in which bodies play an essential role, either by their presence or their absence and the fragmentation of everyday life, are crucial to the idea behind this show. Each artist explores how perception and the characteristics of materials lead to collaged works of art. Several contributions deal with the folding of fabrics and textile patterns, underscoring a noticeable absence, or fragmentation of bodies. Jenni Tischer’s work takes a clear political stance in a collage that refers to the foundation of one of the first American unions with female leadership, the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. In 1909, the first strike on record against the exploitation of women and the perilous conditions under which they had to work in the garment industry, took place. It paved the way for numerous strikes. Tischer uses a historical image from an archive of a woman on a picket line and combines it with images that she copied using pins to grids on to patterns for making clothing, connected, using numerous lines, to various visual axes. The resulting fragmentation juxtaposes the development of digital codes with the history of textiles and their impact on the bodies of the women working in those factories. (…)
Jenni Tischer, Jiří Kolář, Jiří Kovanda, Lang, Dominik, Strunz, Katja, Thorsen, Sofie
Seidling, Walter
text contribution
Deborah S. Phillips
Rudolf Strobl
date, opening and location
2018-01-17 – 2018-02-27
Wien, Österreich