Of Material Value. Collection Textilmuseum St.Gallen

Textiles are omnipresent. Tens of thousands of people once earned their living in the region that was (Eastern) Switzerland designing, producing and trading textiles. Nowadays, they envelope and surround us from dawn to dusk. Good Fabric – what is that? How has it changed in the past, what shape will it take in future?

All You canNOT Eat

The exhibition All You CanNOT Eat is modelled on a restaurant in which nothing edible or drinkable is on offer. Based on the collection at the Textilmuseum St. Gallen, the tables are laid by various guests with exhibits that depict food. Different epochs, social classes and tastes encounter one another, creating connections. Human consumption of food is a fleeting moment. Human beings must absorb food and drink before it goes off and decays. What is eaten and drunk is removed from the social context by the act of consumption. To soften and prevent this ‘disappearance’, what is edible is shown and […]

Circle of Water. Textiles in Flux

From November 8th 2024 to April 21st 2025, the Textile Museum St.Gallen is showing the exhibition “Circle of Water. Textiles in Flux” and provides an insight into the multifaceted world of swimwear and outdoor fashion.