To mark the 102nd anniversary of the 1st Dada International Exhibition in Berlin, 31 d/Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists will stage Dada-inspired interventions in 30 museums and galleries across Britain and Northern Ireland on 2 July 2022.
The interventions cover a wide range of artistic practices including performative, time-based, ephemeral, quirky, unusual, minimal, solo/duo/group, digital, and much more.
At Towner, Andrea Mindel, a contemporary textile and multi-disciplinary artist based in the UK, will carry out their intervention: WAR?! WHAT WAR? - How does one achieve eternal bliss?
Using the traditional embroidery technique of goldwork, they will incorporate a surprising and original approach. Andrea Mindel’s needlework practice confronts themes of social injustice, grief and mourning within the context of climate crisis, illness, disease and genocide. Embroidering with conscience and creating materiality through the repetitive motion of stitch, Andrea’s work pays tribute, memorialising and making beautiful things from difficult narratives.
Eva was commissioned to photograph the intervention: