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Textile as Resistance

Fashion | November 13, 2019 |

Textile as Resistance
Image courtesy of MoMu Antwerp

Textile as Resistance
MoMu, Antwerp
November 15, 2019 – February 16, 2020

MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp and Texture Kortrijk are set to welcome visitors to ‘Textile as Resistance’, a defiant new exhibition created in collaboration with journalist Samira Bendadi and photographer Mashid Mohadjerin. This storytelling and photography exhibition will run from November 15, 2019 until February 16, 2020 at Texture Kortrijk and will travel on to Kunsthal Extra City Antwerp from March 21 until April 19 2020. Refuge, resistance, hope, happiness, tradition, beauty, spirituality and decolonization.

Textile as Resistance
Image courtesy of MoMu Antwerp

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.

Textile as Resistance
Image courtesy of MoMu Antwerp

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. For both Bendadi and Mohadjerin, migration has always been an essential part of their history. Their search started in Antwerp and their stories quickly found new destinations in other parts of the world, to Paris and Beirut, but also Aleppo and Kabul. They uncovered many moving stories on many aspects of the lives of Belgian immigrants, leading us into clothing stores and textile ateliers, started and run by refugee women in Lebanon and Palestine and showing us people passing on embroidery traditions to the next generation.

Textile as Resistance
Image courtesy of Ian Segal

Antwerp and Flanders are connected to the rest of the world through asylum and migration. Antwerp is home to more than 170 nationalities. 183 different languages ​​are spoken here. The exhibition is part of our mission to make MoMu meaningful for everyone and to enable social, aesthetic and personal change. We aim to continue to inspire with plenty of initiatives along the lines of this exhibition, even after the official re – opening of the museum”, says Kaat Debo, MoMu director. Luk Lemmens, chairman of both MoMu and De Museumstichting looks ahead: “As the museum is currently closed for renovation, without a home base in the Nationalestraat, there is more room for self-exploration and a renewed connection to the social fabric of the city. In Antwerp, the MoMu workshops for children and adults are hosted at Middelheim this spring and at MAS for the fall season.” Sylvie De Coster, curator of Texture: “At Texture we take the flax and linen industry as the main thread in a story about bold entrepreneurship and ground – breaking craftsmanship in the textile industry.

 Textile as Resistance
Image courtesy of Mashid Mohadjerin

An international story with strong roots, in which thinkers, darers and doers play a prominent role. The proximity of the border, the importance of migration – both in the past and today – and Texture as an innovative textile museum make Kortrijk a wonderful guest location for this exhibition.” Axel Ronse, Alderman of Culture – City of Kortrijk: “In Kortrijk we want culture to have the power to cross boundaries and to connect people in diversity. We also express that ambition in our policy plan Best City of Flanders. The exhibition we present at Texture this fall, is perfectly in line with this objective, which we will elaborate in future exhibitions in the renewed Groeninge Abbey.”

more. www.momu.be/en

Textile as Resistance
Image courtesy of MoMu Antwerp
Textile as Resistance
Image courtesy of MoMu Antwerp
Textile as Resistance
Image courtesy of Ian Segal

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