POSTPONED - Textile as resistance

Date: 21 March - 19 April 2020

Venue: Kunsthal Extra City - Eikelstraat 25-31 - 2600 Antwerpen (Berchem)

Organization / co-organization: Samira Bendadi and Mashid Mohadjerin (PhD ARIA)

Short description: Exhibition by MoMu (Fashion Museum Antwerp) by Samira Bendadi and Mashid Mohadjerin (Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts)

About the exhibition

Refuge, resistance, hope, happiness, tradition, beauty, spirituality and decolonization. Textiles are - and have long been - a powerful medium for the expression of identity, especially in times of war and crisis. What messages and stories can fabrics share? What does an outfit or a piece of clothing say about the wearer? Can textiles weave the past together with the present? Can they be an act of resistance? Important questions worth exploring in order to stitch together a fuller picture of our modern societies and inspirational people that are beating the odds around the globe.

Exclusively for ‘Textile as Resistance’, photographer Mashid Mohadjerin created a series of impactful photos and journalist Samira Bendadi wrote an equally exclusive collection of moving stories, crafting an awe-inspiring tapestry of visual and written storylines for visitors to unravel.

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