Museum of Applied Art
Programme coordinator: Bojana Popović MA, Senior Curator
The works comprising this exhibition are now being shown in public for the first time (all except one), and are a research of the relationship between materials non-typical for textile, and textile technique in a broad meaning. Tying up, rolling into a wick, rolling up, entangling, making nooses and enveloping them in thread – those are human activities with multiple meanings, applicable always and everywhere. You can build a house with them; or a career, a status in society, or textile, as Olivera Ninčić does in her unique and original way.
The moving force of the researches of Olivera Ninčić are words, certain words that, in Serbian and in other languages, have a meaning as a textile technique or procedure, but in everyday speech may also mean, or indicate, quite other things. The textile techniques that she uses are a normal and practical part of other spheres of life, beyond the world of textiles. The concept of the works of Olivera Ninčić arises from the thinking about such relationships, allowing us to see the creations whose structure, relief, and voluminosity, expressed by limited means, affect the observer strongly.