Closing event for the apron exhibition

Saturday, December 17th, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at Schürer’s crumble cake and linden blossom tea
Duration: 12/17/2022 - 1/10/2022
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10°°-18°°
Süddeutscher Kunstverein Jesingerstr 8 72119 Ammerbuch Reusten 01631733715

In the summer, the Süddeutscher Kunstverein pulled a 600 m line on the neighboring Kirchberg and hung 400 aprons on it.

Half were embroidered with the names of heroes, murderesses, lovers and poets, some were screen printed, all were labeled, none was superfluous.

They fluttered happily in the wind, made to dance by little dervishes, and evoked vague views of the past in the minds of some visitors.

It was a beautiful, light-hearted picture, set aside from the well-known exhibition hanging.
Subsequently, parts of it were placed in the park of the Hotel Weißen Rössels, others were brought to the Süddeutscher Kunstverein in a St. Petersburg hanging. Here the aprons meet the conventions of exhibition operations.

In contrast to the presentation on the linden trees, here they hang a little unmotivated - flat on the walls - but have moved closer together, touching, forming a network. In the middle a chandelier, next to it an apron turns over dance floors, which are also freely available to visitors, a so-called give away or English give away of the Süddeutscher Kunstverein to its visitors.
A voice in the room that provides information about parts of the embroidered names.

Here three examples:
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin
Jean Baptiste Poquelin, stage name Molière, was baptized in Paris on January 15, 1622, the son of a wealthy carpet weaver (wallpaper weaver).
Poquelin attended the Jesuit College of Clermont in Paris from 1636 to 1641. He did not succeed his father as a carpet weaver. He went to Orléans and probably worked there as a lawyer. In 1643 he founded the drama troupe "L`Illustre Théâtre" together with his partner Madelaine Béjart and others.

Lenelotte von Bothmer
*27 October 1915 in Bremen; x 19 June 1997 in near Hanover, Lower Saxony) was a German politician (SPD) and writer.

On October 14, 1970, she caused a scandal because she was the first woman in a pants suit to give a speech in the Bundestag. On April 15, 1970, she had already appeared in the plenary session in her pants suit. The Vice President of the Bundestag Richard Jäger (CSU) had previously stated that he would not allow any woman to enter the plenary session in pants, let alone stand at the lectern. Provoked by this statement, she bought a light pants suit and entered the Bundestag. She then received a large number of anonymous letters in which she was sometimes heavily insulted.

Irina Palm / Character played by Marianne Faithfull
Maggie is a simple and generous woman in her fifties. Due to her poor education, she was not very successful in her life; Even years after the death of her husband, she continues to live as a housewife in a small English town near London. But therein lies a big problem: the financial means of their unemployed son Tom and his wife Sarah to pay for the medical treatment of Maggie's terminally ill grandson Olly are completely exhausted. For Maggie, however, paying for vital treatment comes naturally. She has already sold her house for this and got the other small town residents to donate money.

It soon turns out that the hospital is unable to cure the boy. Only treatment in Australia can bring any prospect of improvement. Since all the money has already been used up and the costs for the treatment, but not for the flight and the local costs, are covered by the health insurance company, the parents are slowly losing all hope. Maggie therefore goes looking for a job for the first time in her life initially in vain until she discovers a sign that says xHostessx wanted best earning opportunitiesx. Unsuspecting but full of hope, she enters the xSexy Worldx sex club in the heart of London's Soho entertainment district. She learns more about the job offer from the club owner Miki and is shocked at first. But since it is supposed to be the quickest and last resort to save the life of her little grandson Olly, Maggie accepts the offer of hand-masturbating men at a glory hole.

Further processing of an apron at the invitation of, soon in the Süddeutscher Kunstverei

A homage to what is useful, what is beautiful and what is equally ambivalent about the apron
The artist Daniel Schürer, who is also known as the host at the Bergcafé in Reusten near Tübingen, owns a total of 500 aprons from different countries with classic and sometimes daring designs. Now he is dedicating a comprehensive exhibition to these objects in the secret xCenter of the Apron Culturex

Ammerbuch-Reusten: Biruté Galdiakas, Ján Kuciak and Hermann Bausinger – these names, among others, are embroidered with bold letters on aprons that Daniel Schürer has collected over the past few years. The artist, who is also known as the host at the Bergcafé in Reusten near Tübingen, owns a total of 500 smock dresses from different countries and with different designs, many of which he has now worked on in this way. And that's not all: from May 7th to July 16th, 2022 inclusive, he will dedicate an entire show to the apron (Italian xla vestagliettax). Under the title xLa vestaglietta - Una storia tra erotismo e modax, it will take place at three locations:

On Saturday, May 7th, 2022 (opening in the Bergcafé Reusten at 3 p.m.) and on Sunday, May 8th, 2022, the embroidered aprons will be presented on the Kirchberg on a 500-metre-long clothesline between the lime trees growing there. Those who are particularly curious can already follow the construction in a preview on Friday, May 6, 2022 from 10 a.m. After the presentation on the Kirchberg, some of the aprons will be on display in the park of the Hotel xWeißes Rösselx not far from the Bergcafé (May 10, 2022 to May 30, 2022), others will be exhibited at the Süddeutscher Kunstverein (May 10, 2022 to July 16). 2022).

Dass Daniel Schürer, der schon Projekte für das Museumsquartier Wien (MQ 21) oder die Pinakothek in München realisierte, ein Freund der Kittelschürze ist, zeigt nicht nur seine umfassende Sammlung. Wer ihn und das Bergcafé Reusten kennt, weiß auch, dass Schürer und die Kittelschürze quasi eins sind. Denn als Gastgeber des legendären Einkehrorts, der einst von den Schwestern Marie und Sophie Haupt betriebenen wurde, trägt er die meist bunt gemusterten Kittel im Dienst so überzeugt, dass sie mittlerweile zu seinem Alleinstellungsmerkmal und Erkennungszeichen geworden sind.

The fact that Daniel Schürer, who has already realized projects for the Museumsquartier in Vienna (MQ 21) or the Pinakothek in Munich, is a friend of the apron is not only shown by his extensive collection. Anyone who knows him and the Bergcafé Reusten also knows that Schürer and the apron are practically one. Because as the host of the legendary retreat, which was once run by the sisters Marie and Sophie Haupt, he wears the mostly colorful patterned overalls on duty so confidently that they have now become his unique selling point and distinguishing feature.

So it seems only logical that Schürer pays a comprehensive homage to his xsecond skinx at his place of residence and work in Reusten. And with his exhibition, he draws a line between the apron as a useful piece of work clothing, as an expression of a textile dwelling for the individual and as a fashionable element of seduction. An all-rounder, then, which not only includes the presentation of the aprons embroidered with names, but which – as befits a proper homage – is also accompanied by theoretical, practical and literary considerations in the form of a booklet.

Daniel Schürer was able to hire an entire panel of experts for this. In addition to numerous illustrations and texts by the exhibition organizer himself, the booklet dedicated to the apron contains an essay and collages by Dr. Simon Frisch (film and media scientist at the Bauhaus University in Weimar), who show the apron as a historical and global clothing element that unfolds its very own poetry, detached from gender, space and time.

Christa Hahn-Haupt - niece of the former mountain café owners Sophie and Marie Haupt - and a poem by the Tübingen writer Karin Kontny, whose texts are collected by the German Literature Archive in Marbach as examples of selected new German-language xliterature on the Netzx.

The Munich artist Alexander Steig, currently also a member of the board of directors of the Kunstraum München, also contributed his very own private snapshot for the small exhibition catalogue.

The publisher and architect Jörg Esefeld from Stuttgart, to whom the town of Reusten also owes the nickname of a "secret center of the apron culturex", provides a far-sighted introduction to the subject of apron aprons.

But what is the meaning of the names that Daniel Schürer embroidered on the aprons, which have been converted into canvases, and which make up the main part of his homage?

xThese are names that I have come across in everyday life. Be it in press texts, books, novels, documentaries or just in conversationx, says Daniel Schürer. xNot good, not bad are the guidelines for the embroidered names. It's people like you and me who are or have been tempted by life. x People who have made an effort to get on in life. And who climbed up or just fell. The aprons, which are actually anonymous, are personalized with their names and in this way tell a story that the viewer can approach on their own initiative by looking and researching - as long as it grabs the desire for curiosity and the desire for discovery.

Picture information:

1) An apron embroidered by artist and Bergcafé host Daniel Schürer with the name xBiruté Galdikasx in the park of the Hotel Weißes Rössel in Ammerbuch-Reusten. The aprons are part of a three-venue show curated by Schürer.

2) Detail of an apron embroidered by artist Daniel Schürer with the name xBiruté Galdikasx. xThe namesx, according to Schürer, xare found objects, for example from literature, from documentaries or from conversations.x The hidden story of these people is not told, but is imprinted on the garment through the embroidery, so to speak – and can be discovered by the viewer himself.

3) For his exhibition project, Daniel Schürer gave names to many aprons from his collection of around 500 pieces. The aprons also reflect different aspects of the fashion design of this once-everyday garment. © all photos/exhibition views: Daniel Schürer

Title: xLa vestaglietta – Una storia tra erotismo e modax
Responsible: Daniel Schürer
Construction and preview on Friday, May 6, 2022 from 10 a.m
Opening of the exhibition: Saturday, May 7, 2022, 3 p.m. at the Bergcafé Reusten,
Am Kirchberg 14, 72119 Ammerbuch-Reusten
Saturday, May 7th, 2022 and Sunday, May 8th, 2022: public exhibition on the Kirchberg
Excerpts of the show can be seen in the park of the Hotel xWeißes Rösselx not far from the Bergcafé (from May 10, 2022 to May 30, 2022), also in the Süddeutscher Kunstverein, Jesingerstr. 8, 72119 Ammerbuch-Reusten (May 10, 2022 to May 30, 2022).
A booklet with numerous texts and illustrations by Daniel Schürer and others will accompany the exhibition.
Further questions? Contact the Süddeutscher Kunstverein
Office: Am Kirchberg 14 72119 Ammernuch Reusten Mobile: 0163/173371

Ausstellungsbeginn: 350 Kittelschürzen am Bergcafé Reusten - SWR Aktuell