Zoe Beloff (New York, USA): „Parade of the Old New“



>> Festival headquarter at the Staatliches Textil- und Industriemuseum (tim)

>> Sunday, 20/2/2022, 2 p.m. (opening) – Sunday, 27/2/2022

>> Tickets for the exhibition are available on site during the opening times here


digital program

>> Sunday, 20/2/2022, 2 p.m., opening ceremony in live stream

>> afterwards available in the media library

>> Tickets

“Parade of the Old New” is a panoramic history painting, acrylic on 40 x 60 inch corrugated cardboard panels. Total length 130 feet (39.5m) It is an allegory of the American body politic. The title is taken from a 1938 poem by Bertolt Brecht that inspired the theme of this work; now more than ever, we are not finished with the past and the past is not finished with us. The project was launched with Trump’s inauguration and continued until he was defeated at the ballot box. It begins with the president’s triumphal entry into Washington DC. Beyond stretches a country where the Mexican border walls meets Japanese internment camps from the 1940’s at a vanishing point. It chronicles the desecration of public lands for profit, the battle of Charlottesville, the arrest of undocumented workers across the country and the detention of asylum seekers at the border. It illustrates the toll of COVID 19, the work of the nurses, the breadlines, young people painting „Black Lives Matter” mapping a road ahead, the storming of the Capitol and finally the flickering light of what might be a new beginning.

Zoe Beloff is an artist, filmmaker, writer and rootless cosmopolitan based in New York. She aims to make art that both entertains and provokes discussion. With a focus on social justice, she draws timelines between past and present to imagine a more egalitarian future. Her projects often involve a range of media including films, drawings and archival documents organized around a theme. She recently completed a trilogy of movies, based on ideas for films proposed by never realized by radical artists; Eisenstein’s scenario Glass House, Brecht’s A Model Family in a Model Home and James Agee’s The Tramp’s New World. Zoe’s work has been featured in international exhibitions and screenings; include the Whitney Museum Biennale, Site Santa Fe, the M HKA museum in Antwerp, and the Pompidou Center in Paris, International Film Festival Rotterdam and FID Marseille. Many of her projects also go out into the world as books, Her most recent publication reproduces her panoramic painting Parade of the Old New, that is an allegory of America in dark times. www.zoebeloff.com


Events within the context of the exhibition

Sunday, 20/2/2022

2 p.m.: Opening in the presence of the artists Zoe Beloff (New York)Grisha Meyer / Holger Teschke (Berlin)Emine Sevgi Özdamar (Istanbul)

3.30 p.m.: Emine Sevgi Özdamar: „Ein von Schatten begrenzter Raum“ (A Space Bounded by Shadows) – Reading by the author

Monday, 21/2/2022

8 p.m.: Zoe Beloff: „Two Marxists in Hollywood“ (2015), ”Exile” (2018), “A Model Family in a Model Home” (2015) – film screening in presence of the artist. Moderation: Anja Hartl.


opening hours

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
4.30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
8 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.*
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
9 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
12.30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
9 a.m. – noon
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
11 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.


* only open during and in combination with the evening event


Zoe Beloff: „Parade of the Old New“

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