Since it is back to super-cold outside and I am not quite back to skiing, I went for a walk outside yesterday. Then I stopped into the Mendel Art Gallery, since I hadn’t seen their winter exhibition yet.
As usual, there was some stuff that went over my head (i.e. I did not appreciate it and wasn’t sure what the curators were thinking), but there was also some great exhibitions. My favourite was a collection of war rugs from Afghanistan. The local artisans used a traditional medium to describe and interpret current events and their effects. This reminded me a little of Karin Larsson’s tapestry on the horrors of WW I (couldn’t find a photo online); a domestic craft used to convey a political/humanitartian message.