Featuring 7 prominent contemporary artists, Unconstrained Textiles: Stitching Methods, Crossing Ideas aims to present contemporary art practices of these artists who have engaged and experimented with textile materials, concepts, subject matters and techniques, and invite visitors to reconsider their understanding and preconceptions of art and textile(s) by presenting works of wide-ranging methods and ideas.
Curated by CHAT’s Co-Director, Takahashi Mizuki, the exhibited works will show myriad artistic adaptations of textile(s) to accomplish the artists’ aesthetic, experimental and political objectives, as an endeavour to broaden the discussion of textile’s contribution to art in general by examining contemporary artworks through a textile lens. Featured artists include Bi Rongrong (Shanghai), Kato Izumi (Tokyo/ Hong Kong), Byron Kim (NewYork), Ham Kyungah (Seoul), David Medalla (Berlin), Kawita Vatanajyankur (Bangkok) and Samson Young (Hong Kong). Presenting the diverse entry points and adaptions of ideas side by side, the exhibition will propose an alternative way of learning about textile(s) and art in the form of an open-ended patchwork.
Centre for Heritage Arts & Textile