Férielle Doulain-Zouari & Bárbara Palomino-Ruiz 

23/09 – 27/09/2020

curated by Christine Bruckbauer

Opening: 22/09/2020, 5 – 10 pm

Venue: philomena+ @ PARALLEL VIENNA
Rudolf-Sallinger-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna, room #720
Wed – Sun 12 am – 9  pm

Férielle Doulain-Zouari and Bárbara Palomino-Ruiz, philomena+ 2020 © 

As every year, philomena+ is preparing its project statement in collaboration with artists from the WANA region and representatives of the Viennese art scene. 

This year the duo-exhibition from the series “Carrefour des Possibles” is entitled “Knotentopologie”. With their walk-in installation Férielle Doulain-Zouari and Bárbara Palomino-Ruiz analyse the scope of activity of the textile trade, starting from the places of manufacture (emerging countries), the transport routes (sea) and the places of consumption (industrialized countries). In the process, knots and edges in the system are made visible, relationships and dependencies between the individual elements are examined. For this, the artists relate concepts such as proximity, texture of space and connectivity, creating an installation that not only weaves together recycled materials and found objects but also incorporates various textile techniques and sound recordings.


(from Tunis artist-in-residence at philomena+) studied Textile Science in Paris. Her sculptures and in-situ installations demonstrate a high degree of textile craftsmanship and concern the mass production and circulation of cheap goods, which have infiltrated everyday lives all over the world.


(from Vienna, philomena+ Buddy-Artist and Kültür-Gemma!-Fellow) studied Audiovisual Arts in France and Textile Art and Social Sciences in Chile. Her multimedia works show a special concentration on the theme of textile production, digital narratives and technological heritage.

Férielle Doulain-Zouari and Bárbara Palomino-Ruiz, "Knotentopologie", Parallel Vienna, photo by Bárbara Palomino Ruiz, philomena+ 2020
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