Textiles of Exile | Gregg Museum of Art & Design | Museums | Indy Week
This is a past event.

Textiles of Exile 

When: Jan. 19-May 12 2012

Textiles of Exile explores the links between the loss of home and the fiber arts. Working with fibers is not only ancient but easy to seize and carry in an emergency and hide (needle and thread as opposed to a pottery wheel or carpenter tools). It is also the craft most closely associated with storytelling. This exhibition displays work from illegal Hispanic immigrants in California, African slaves brought to the Americas, Afghan refugees in Pakistan, imprisoned women in Chile and relocated Cambodian Hmongs in North Carolina. All call attention to the universality of the "silent scream" of homesickness.

A concurrent exhibition, Barkcloth, Bras & Bulletproof Cotton: The Powers of Costume explores how what we wear helps us lure, seduce, dominate, segregate or manipulate others as well as protect, shelter, shield and modify the human body. Michelle Obama and the Duchess of Cambridge both have their pulses on the heart of the people. Their mix of ready-to-wear with couture creatively reflects economic, cultural and political issues in magic all-in-one outfits. —Christina Cass

Enter your starting address (include city or postal code):

(directions will appear below map)



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation