Migrations | International textile works

30.04.2015 –
29.05.2015

Jessica Hemmings and NCAD Gallery

NCAD Gallery presents Migrations, an exhibition of international textile works, guest curated by Jessica Hemmings in collaboration with the NCAD Gallery.
The portability of textiles – the ease with which they move around the globe – and their hybrid position within the worlds of craft, design and art make them particularly apt carriers of culture. Alongside this portability is the reality that the textile often exists as a multiple. While versions roam, others stay closer to home.

Migrations travels throughout 2015 (America, Ireland, Australia) and explores the notion of textiles as carriers of multiple cultural influences put forth in the accompanying publication Cultural Threads: transnational textiles today (Bloomsbury: 2015). Brought together are contemporary artists, designers and an author who all work at the intersection of cultures and use multiple, portable textiles as their vehicle.

Ideas about belonging to multiple cultures, which can result in a sense of connection to everywhere and nowhere, are more pertinent to society today than ever. So too are the layers of history – often overlooked – behind the objects that make up our material world.

Jessica Hemmings, curator of Migrations & editor of Cultural Threads: transnational textiles today (Bloomsbury: 2015)

Exhibition works by Godfried Donker, Françoise Dupré, Dan Halter,
Pamela Johnson, Toril Johannessen, Jasleen Kaur, Julie Ryder,
Studio Formafantasma, Mr Somebody & Mr Nobody

NCAD Gallery, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8. Contact: Anne Kelly, Curator NCAD Gallery Programme gallery@staff.ncad.ie 
 

The portability of textiles - the ease with which they move around the globe - and their hybrid position within the worlds of craft, design and art make them particularly apt carriers of culture. Alongside this portability is the reality that the textile often exists as a multiple. While versions roam, others stay closer to home.


Migrations travels throughout 2015 (America, Ireland, Australia) and explores the notion of textiles as carriers of multiple cultural influences put forth in the accompanying publication Cultural Threads: transnational textiles today(Bloomsbury: 2015). Brought together are contemporary artists, designers and an author who all work at the intersection of cultures and use multiple, portable textiles as their vehicle.

Jessica Hemmings curator of Migrations & editor of Cultural Threads

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