Frida Parmeggiani. Textile Artefacts
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In the three decades from 1978 to 2008, Frida Parmeggiani was Europe’s most sought-after costume designer. She has worked for and with Hans Hollmann, Götz Friedrich, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Samuel Beckett, and Robert Wilson, among many others. On the occasion of her 70th birthday in the summer of 2016, the Mozarteum University of Salzburg in cooperation with Merano Arte presented an exhibition that is dedicated entirely to new designs. Frida Parmeggiani. Textile Artefacts shows a series of multipart costume abstractions which explore the complex relationship between nature, space, volume and textiles.
Silke Geppert is a fashion and costume historian and curator. She received her doctorate degree at the University of Vienna with a dissertation about fifteenth-century fashion. Elfriede Jelinek received a musical education at an early age and studied composition at the Conservatory of Vienna and theater and art history at the University of Vienna. Ursula Schnitzer studied art history at the University of Innsbruck. C. Bernd Sucher studied in Hamburg, Ann Arbor, and Munich. From 1978 to 1980, he was the senior cultural editor of the Schwäbische Zeitung in Ulm; from 1980 to 2003, the executive editor for spoken-word theater and theater critic at the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich. Robert Wilson, born in Waco, Texas, was educated at the University of Texas and Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute. In the 1960s, he founded the New York-based performance collective The Byrd Hoffman School of Byrds.
"She is uncompromising and always very clear in knowing what she wants. Her sensibility is steel velvet. We had a great dialogue without ever speaking a word." Robert Wilson about Frida Parmeggiani