De Museumfabriek Het Rozendaal 11, Enschede
6 October 2018 - 30 June 2019
The exhibition features new work by ten well-known Dutch artists and designers. They participated in an artistic research project of the Textiel Factorij and traveled to India to work with Indian artisans with whom they researched on old traditions and new technical possibilities of textile. There are works by Aliki van der Kruijs, Antonio Jose Guzman, Iva Jankovic, Anastasia Starostenko, Gerard Jasperse, Gerard van Oosten, Esther Jongsma, Ruud Lanfermeijer, Sujata Majumdar, Lieselot Versteeg, Saar Scheerlings, Marloeke van der Vlugt, Marlies Visser and Meeta Mastani.
The Textile Factory
The Textile Factory is an artistic research project based on the shared heritage of the Netherlands and India. In the days of the United East India Company there was a lively trade in Indian chisels: cotton painted with multicolored patterns. Dutch artists and designers worked in India together with age-old techniques and have thus given a contemporary interpretation to this cross-cultural exchange. The result: new designs that show an interaction between craft, design, dressing behavior and visual language in India and the Netherlands, in the past and present. The Textile Factory promotes sustainable knowledge exchange and contributes to the preservation of the shared cultural heritage.