The weaving of narratives has a long history. For thousands of years tapestries have been used for various reasons: for spiritual and religious purposes, to tell the tales of important events in society, as a form of propaganda or of protest. In the exhibition LONGING – woven strands, woven stories, six artists from different parts of the world present personal narratives through their woven works, tackling issues of origin, heritage, belonging, family, spirituality and purpose.
Art weavers Mariana Silva Varela and Côme Touvay discuss their work, their sources of inspiration and the history of weaving with Sophie Desrosiers, a historian and anthropologist specialising in textiles who lectures at EHESS (School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences).
- In French.
- Admission free while seats last.
In collaboration with The Swedish Crafts Centre (Konsthantverkscentrum), with support of Révélations, International Biennial of Crafts and Creation.