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Textile as Resistance in Antwerp

Photo: Mashid Mohadjerin | Graphic Design: Jelle Jespers

Currently on view at Texture Kortrijk, ‘Textile as Resistance’, created in collaboration with journalist Samira Bendadi and photographer Mashid Mohadjerin, will travel on to Kunsthal Extra City Antwerp in spring 2020.

Description of 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’, Mashid Mohadjerin created a series of impactful photos and Samira Bendadi wrote an equally exclusive collection of moving stories, crafting an awe-inspiring tapestry of visual and written storylines for visitors to unravel. This creative pair invites you to discover clothing and textiles as a diving board into stories that transcend religious, cultural and national borders.

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Exhibition under the lead of
Samira Bendadi
Mashid Mohadjerin
Elisa De Wyngaert