Rivane Neuenschwander (1967)
For this work the artist, who was born in Belo Horizonte but lives and works in London, has embroidered words borrowed from the language of protest – take, back, justice, trade, war, corrupt, revolution, system, democracy, over – onto fabric tags similar to those used for clothing labels. Visitors were encouraged to take a tag, either to sew onto their clothes or to pin to the board. In both cases the migrating and accumulating words formed a poetic, global map of resistance.
I pinned ”Public” on top of ”Justice” on the board – my contribution to the resistance.
The Jewish Museum
January 8th, 2017