Curator: Irena Gordon
9 Jun — 4 August, 2018
The exhibition “Territories Unraveled” ties the concept of territory, the textile tradition, and the textual practice together in the work of twelve contemporary artists. Unfolding a reality of immigration and uprooting, exile and memory, beauty and yearning, a silenced past and a sizzling violence, the works construct a space of significations and mappings, which are revealed in their instability and frailty.
Through textile as a material, textile-minded thought, or images originating in the tradition of textile, the artists confront the territories which structure their lives and their national-political, gender, ethnic, and cultural identities. For some of them, the text—its writing, reading, visual presence—is a part of the territorial demarcation and the textilic act at the same time.
The current show joins a long series of exhibitions, past and present, centered on the local territory and space. Its uniqueness lies in its confrontation of the concept of territory and the way in which it projects on the identity of the individual and the collective via textilic and textual features.