Migrations: an exhibition of international textile works guest curated by Jessica Hemmings in collaboration with NCAD Gallery.
Thursday, 30th April - Friday, 29th May 2015
Image: Heidi Chisholm & Sharon Lombard for Mr Somebody Mr Nobody, Whirl Snake, White Khanga, 2014. Digital print on cotton, 107 x 163 cm.
Photography Richard Bock.
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.
Exhibition works by Godfried Donker, Françoise Dupré, Dan Halter, Pamela Johnson, Toril Johannessen, Jasleen Kaur, Julie Ryder,
Studio Formafantasma, Mr Somebody & Mr Nobody
Jessica Hemmings, editor of Cultural Threads: transnational textiles today (Bloomsbury: 2015) and curator of Migrations.
Anne Kelly Curator NCAD Gallery Programme
This exhibition is kindly sponsored by DHL Ireland.