The State Rooms of the Salzburg Residenz Palace are feature sumptuous interiors, historical fabrics and valuable tapestries. The proximity between art and textiles is also illustrated by the exquisite paintings exhibited at the Residenzgalerie, for example in the materials surrounding those portrayed: from artfully painted delicate silks to rough linens and furs, from painstakingly manufactured and starched ruffs to upholstery made of velvet and heavy draperies. For centuries, the structure and visual idiom of textile art forms served as inspiration for the composition of a picture and the choice of forms, demonstrating how textiles shape our human existence, and continue to do so.
Students of textile design at the Mozarteum explore the historical artefacts and constellations, creating their own textile artworks (objects, installations, clothes) in the context of the historical works and including contemporary components, e.g. light, new media etc., for the State Rooms of the Residenz Palace and the Residenzgalerie. The selection of the textile material itself and the formal design influence the viewer’s sensual experience, inevitably triggering a multitude of associations.
A cooperation between Residenzgalerie Salzburg, Salzburger Burgen und Schlösser and Mozarteum/Textile Design.
Concept: Monika Fermin-Vaez
Illustration: Barent Graat, Gentleman and Lady on a Garden Terrace, Residenzgalerie Salzburg, Inv. No. 537, Photo: Ulrich Ghezzi, Oberalm, © RGS/Ghezzi