Jessica Hemmings

Textile Writer

Navigating Cultural Threads

“Navigating Cultural Threads” is an exhibition catalogue essay commissioned by the TexteilMuseum in Tilburg, the Netherlands for the upcoming group exhibition Cultural Threads.

“The artists included in Cultural Threads share an interest in understanding how the past global trade of textiles portends many current realities: gross inequalities in the distribution of wealth; material value exceeding the cost of human life; and the restless movement of materials, people and labour that underpins textile production. Many of the exhibition’s artists work to make history alive in a contemporary context…”

Exhibiting artists include: Mary Sibande, Vincent Vulsma, Fiona Tan, Jennifer Tee, Otobong Nkanga, Aiko Tezuka, Eylem Aladogan, Celio Braga & Hana Miletic. Exhibition opens November 24, 2018  through May 12, 2019.

Image credit left & home page: Vincent Vulsma Return (compressed indigo).