Rauma Museum- Marela, Rauma, Finnland


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Nadin Reschke in collaboration with Erika Raittila, Kristiina Virtanen, Meri Haavisto and  Rauman Seudun Työttömät (Rauma Unemployment Office)

During the 2 months RaumArs Art Residency Nadin Reschke engaged with people in Rauma to find out how clothes and everyday fashion reflect and create identities.Reschke worked together with a group of women from the Association for the Unemployed of Rauma in a collaborative design and sewing process. Together they set up a textile studio and worked for one month continuously in several workshops and different locations throughout the city. They used different techniques such as silk-screen printing to design handmade fabrics. Each of the women designed and sewed a dress that reflects part of their identity. Central topics discussed in the design process were geographical aspects, for example the importance of the sea, the influence of nature and weather conditions, but also historical, political as well as biographical aspects.

The final set dresses were shown by the women in a performative action in the Rauma Museum (Marela) and documented in a series of staged photographs. The rooms of the museums that once were home to the ship owner family Granlund provided a historical setting on which the women reacted. In these photographs you see the women in everyday activities like reading and knitting as if the museum was their home, thereby transforming the museum to a place of contemporary life.


SIMULIZI MIJINI / URBAN NARRATIVES Things don’t really exist until you give them a name.
16. – 28. März 2017

Ausstellungsort: Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (ZK/U)
Die Ausstellung dokumentiert und diskutiert die im Austausch von afrikanischen und deutschen Künstlern und Forschern entwickelten Arbeiten. Ausgangspunkt ist die Fragestellung nach Formen der kulturellen Repräsentation von Alltagspraxis als gesellschaftliches Kulturerbe.



SIMULIZI MIJINI / URBAN NARRATIVES Things don’t really exist until you give them a name.
March 16 – March 28, 2017

Center for Art and Urbanistics ZK/U
The exhibition documents and discusses the exchange of the artworks by African and German artists and researchers. The leading question of the project is how social representations of everyday life are shaping our cultural heritage.



Tongue Lecture

with Leslie Kuo and Nadin Reschke

Akademie der ZUsammenKUNFT, Berlin

28.10.2016,  5 pm

The Akademie der ZUsammenKUNFT at the House of Statistics, is a platform for exchanging artistic practices and other forms of knowledge. The academy is part of the activities of the House of Statistics, located in a vast tower block complex at Alexanderplatz in Berlin. The aim of the House of Statistics is to establish a Centre for Refugees ­ Social Action ­ Art – and communal Democracy. For this purpose, the Akademie der ZUsammenKUNFT tries out different formats of exchanging knowledge, skills and experiences. The goal is to find out what we can learn from each other, as well as what can be learned together, in order to realise a project like the House of Statistics.

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TONGUE – Partizipatives Kunstprojekt


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„If Only We Could“
Artist Talk
Nafasi Art Space, Dar es Salam, Tanzania
10.02.2016 at 5 pm

Berlin based artist Nadin Reschke uses this proclaimative subjunctive to examine some of her collaborative projects in public space. In her artwork she engages with social issues, collaborating with people outside the art context in the work’s development. Her process-based projects trigger communication and create a framework for social action. In the past 10 years she has realised numerous international projects. For her work „So far so good“ Reschke travelled for two years with a tent in 14 different countries. In a collaborative process she embroidered on the tent with artists and the wider communities that she got involved with in each country. For the latest project „VEST“ she engaged women from a Women’s Association in setting up a fashion label narrating migration history through individualized designed and sewn clothes. In her lecture she will examine to what extent „social action“ is political and to what extent a social interest takes the place of the political.

Nadin Reschke, VEST, 2014 (c) Victoria Tomaschko