Ayzit Bostan

 

Ayzit Bostan (born in Torul in 1968) works at the intersection between design and art. She has operated her own label in Munich’s Bahnhofsviertel district since 1995 and has taught textile product design at the Kunsthochschule Kassel art college since October 2012. She presents her collections not just at fashion shows, but also in galleries and museums, where they appear as installations, video works, and performances. Bostan’s designs frequently evoke well-known slogans and symbols, which she prints on T-shirts or sweaters and situates in new contexts, lending them new meaning.

 

artwork

TELL ME EVERYTHING, 2019

Textile design, 40 x 36 cm

 

For this exhibition, Ayzit Bostan has designed a patch that carries the title of the exhibition forward. By simply changing it to “TELL ME EVERYTHING,” she alludes to the process of collecting and safeguarding contemporary witness accounts as documents of living history. For the layout, Bostan turned to the look and feel of logos and brand names, which fashion manufacturers place in visible locations on articles of clothing for recognition value. Upon closer inspection, her design then reveals itself as an offer to communicate, calling on the viewer to make sure nothing is lost and indicating that everything must be told. Especially now that there are fewer and fewer living survivors to the historical events of the Nazi period, keeping memory alive takes on new importance and demands new forms of preservation. Bostan’s imperative relates to the stories that are told, including those that are often unheard for reasons relating to power and politics, and are consequently left out when history is being written. Her work is presented as an embroidered image. Patches are also available for purchase through the designer and in the bookshop of the Documentation Centre, along with T-shirts and scarves featuring the same design. This way these items will also find their way out of the exhibition.

 

shop

The TELL ME EVERYTHING patches, t-shirts und scarfs can be bought in our bookshop of the Literaturhandlung.

 

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Ayzit Bostan

 

Ayzit Bostan (born in Torul in 1968) works at the intersection between design and art. She has operated her own label in Munich’s Bahnhofsviertel district since 1995 and has taught textile product design at the Kunsthochschule Kassel art college since October 2012. She presents her collections not just at fashion shows, but also in galleries and museums, where they appear as installations, video works, and performances. Bostan’s designs frequently evoke well-known slogans and symbols, which she prints on T-shirts or sweaters and situates in new contexts, lending them new meaning.

 

artwork

TELL ME EVERYTHING, 2019

Textile design, 40 x 36 cm

 

For this exhibition, Ayzit Bostan has designed a patch that carries the title of the exhibition forward. By simply changing it to “TELL ME EVERYTHING,” she alludes to the process of collecting and safeguarding contemporary witness accounts as documents of living history. For the layout, Bostan turned to the look and feel of logos and brand names, which fashion manufacturers place in visible locations on articles of clothing for recognition value. Upon closer inspection, her design then reveals itself as an offer to communicate, calling on the viewer to make sure nothing is lost and indicating that everything must be told. Especially now that there are fewer and fewer living survivors to the historical events of the Nazi period, keeping memory alive takes on new importance and demands new forms of preservation. Bostan’s imperative relates to the stories that are told, including those that are often unheard for reasons relating to power and politics, and are consequently left out when history is being written. Her work is presented as an embroidered image. Patches are also available for purchase through the designer and in the bookshop of the Documentation Centre, along with T-shirts and scarves featuring the same design. This way these items will also find their way out of the exhibition.