Artists: Anni Albers, Sarah Browne, Jeremy Deller, Sissi Farassat, Angela Fulcher, Grayson Perry, and Slavs and Tatars.
curated by Chris Clarke and Fiona Kearney
part of the official programme of ID2015: A Year of Irish Design
Sisk Gallery and Gallery 2, 3 April- 5 July 2015
From protest banners to embroidered passports, abstract fabric designs to narrative tapestries, Stitch in Time demonstrates how artists employ textiles and its associations of a popular, vernacular culture to shape and comment on contemporary life.
Beginning with the groundbreaking work of Bauhaus artist, Anni Albers, the exhibition includes sensitive depictions of social and political issues as well as considered explorations of how fabrics can be deployed in new and imaginative ways.
You can view a short trailer for the exhibition below:
Download a press release for the exhibition here.
The exhibition has been supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, ID 2015 and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.
Chris Clarke is Senior Curator of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery. In this role, he has curated Modern Families: Relatives and Relationships in Art, Passports: Globalisation in Contemporary European Video, Mixtapes: Popular Music in Contemporary Art and the Irish touring exhibition Game On: Re-Newing Media Art.
Fiona Kearney is the founding Director of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery. In this role, she has curated Folly: Art after Architecture, The Artist’s Eye: Photographic Portraits of Artists, Living/Loss: The Experience of Illness in Art, Modern American Painting from the NYU Art Collection, The Year of the Golden Pig: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection and Through the Looking Glass: Childhood in Contemporary Photography.
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The above image is a detail from Anni Albers’s Wall Hanging, 1984, courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.