16 March – 19 May 2013
A selection from the Center for Social Research on Old Textiles (CSROT) with works by Willem Oorebeek, Lucy Skaer and Christopher Williams.
Following Raven Row’s exhibition The Stuff That Matters, which presented for the first time the elaborate collection of historic textiles assembled by Seth Siegelaub over the past thirty years for the Center for Social Research on Old Textiles (CSROT), Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture, will continue to explore Siegelaub’s collection in close dialogue with Maxine Kopsa and Krist Gruijthuijsen from Kunstverein in Amsterdam and the Grazer Kunstverein in Graz, Austria.
The exhibition will feature approximately 50 items from the collection, which currently comprises around 650 pieces. The selection is based on the abstraction of forms that make up functional textiles and on the abstracted potential of their function. It will include woven and printed textiles, embroideries and costume, ranging from fifth-century Coptic to Pre-Columbian Peruvian textiles, late medieval Asian and Islamic textiles, and Renaissance to eighteenth-century European silks and velvets. Barkcloth (tapa) and headdresses from the Pacific region (especially Papua New Guinea) and Africa will also be on display. To provoke multiple readings, the textiles in the exhibition will be shown alongside the works of three artists, Willem Oorebeek, Lucy Skaer and Christopher Williams, who’s individual practices examines the usage of appropriation, modernity, craftsmanship and representation.
An recent essay by artist Doug Ashford will accompany the exhibition.
Tradition is the result of a collaboration between Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, Kunstverein Amsterdam and Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria.
The exhibition will travel to Grazer Kunstverein in June 2013
Opening: 15 March, 7-9 PM
Location: Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture, Capucijnenstraat 98, Maastricht
Entrance: Valid ticket