Report in German in the on-line news-paper beiUns, uploaded Nov. 28, 2014 "...When, begin 2014, Mascha was asked to apply for artist in residence at the JinZe Arts Center, Shanghai, she immediately said yes..." (free translation from the German beiUns)
left: Feiran Young/JZAC teaches Mascha Mioni how to correctly hold a brush for Chinese Calligraphy -right : In the court-yard of the JinZe Arts Center Mascha recycles the discarded rice-straw - Photos: H. Graafhuis, Meggen, Switzerland
Conclusion of the more than two months long stay in China - citation from beiUns:
Diese Ausstellung ist für uns das krönende Ende unseres mit täglich neuen Erlebnissen gespickten Aufenthaltes in diesem Riesenland mit seiner eindrücklichen, viele jahrtausendealten Entwicklungsgeschichte. Diese Entwicklung inmitten einer Welt, deren Ressourcen immer knapper werden, ist zurzeit so rasant, dass deren Zukunft kaum einschätzbar ist."
Kwai Chan writes:
"Rope, Teflon, tea bags and recycled bottles were just some of the materials used in the mnēmonikos: Art of Memory in Contemporary Textiles exhibit currently on display through Feb. 22 at the Jim Thompson Center in Bangkok.
Take a closer look at this gown by artist Masha Mioni of Switzerland, and the result is actually constructed entirely of used Rooibos tea bags
Masha MIONI (Switzerland)
Rooibos Teabag Dress; Drink tea, empty bag, dry it, sew the bags together to a dress using different techniques; Empty redbush tea bag, silk thread and silk organza
Different textiles worn throughout the world reflect the history, the status, the situation and the living condition of peoples in a particular place at a particular time.
The works of 29 artists from 11 countries are being showcased in many aspects, reflecting the artists' memoirs through the use of fabric, sometimes with an unusual definition.
For example, the delicate work of Swiss artist Mascha Mioni was beautifully created on display. About 5,000 used teabags were woven to make an impressive evening gown called "Rooibos Teabag Dress".
The Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, uploaded 71 fotos of the artwork and atmosphere at the exhibition "mnēmonikos: Art of Memory in Contemporary Textiles" on facebook
Guest curator Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada arranged textile artwork of some of the worlds best known textile designers and artists hailing from 11 different countries.