International Batik Exhibition Batik of ChangeIn the HANDWERKSFORUM HANNOVER from 01.01. until 02.03.2002
Batik is a textile form of art, where different fabrics can be coloured in great variants using hot wax to preserve each colour. The motifs range from traditional patterns to free interpretations and representational works.
Unfortunately Batik is often understood as the colourful scarves, shawls and shirts which are mass-produced in low quality.
The aim of BATIK OF CHANGE is to introduce Batik with all its variations and expressions to a broader public.
The exhibition will have three main points of emphasis:
BATIK OF CHANGE will show the whole bandwidth of this technique.
The name BATIK OF CHANGE does certainly sound a bit peculiar, but I have chosen it deliberately. The famous German rock-band SCORPIONS originates from Hanover and one of their most impressive songs is called "Winds of change", it describe the hope of a new beginning after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and BATIK OF CHANGE wants the audience to see Batik differently with all the variations, so that they can take a new experience home.
Brigitte Willach , December 2001
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