“Exbroideries” is an analytic art installation by Anita Toutikian.
During one of her visits to see her family living in Istanbul, Toutikian came across an embroidery done by her grandmother Hripsime Sarkissian (1908 – 2000). She picked up the colorful yet old and left out tissue without any clear intention. In the years that followed, Toutikian continued to collect more of her grandma’s works.
After gathering these special embroideries, Toutikian noticed her grandma’s unintentional artistry in these “brut” informal artworks.
Today, the artist is performing a curatorial and analytic art installation using the embroideries she collected… It is an “exbroideries” of the ready-made and intimate objects she has.
The exhibition will be inaugurated on April 17, 2014 @ 6pm at Badguèr, to launch its program “I am and I can”. The exhibition runs until May 18, 2014 from 4 pm to 8 pm.
Team of the project:
– Anita Toutikian, artist, installation and psychoanalysis
– Anaïd Donabedian and Andreas Demopoulos, project advisers
– Arpi Mangassarian, Badguèr director and exhibition host
– Wael Boutros, set designer
– Tarek Moukaddem, photographer
– Doreen Toutikian, visual designer
– Mike Malajalian, documentary director
– Areej Abou Harb, art project communicator
“Exposition ‘Exbroideries’ à Bourj Hammoud,” Agenda Culturel, April 14, 2014.