No. 26—2024

Omei Buttresses

Shannon Bool

Info: The central work of Shannon Bool’s current show is the new, expansive jacquard tapestry The Buttresses measuring 420 x 630 cm that enters into a fascinating dialogue with the architecture on site. The real and the illusionist space, the bodies and architecture enter into complex relationships, with Shannon Bool’s tapestry literally blasting the architecture of standardized exhibition spaces. The motif was digitally generated and then programmed for the jacquard loom. The starting point is a photograph of the exhibition Fashion Forward: 3 Centuries of Fashion (1715-2016) that was on view at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris in 2016. Shannon Bool transforms the modern minimalist mannequins, which are themselves already a surrogate of the female body, to new projection screens by collaging the inside of the silhouettes with views of contemporary architecture, which in turn symbolize mental concepts of society and identity. The exhibition can be visited by prior appointment with Christina Wigger at →

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