Oct 30 | 6 p.m.Runs till: Oct 30
Sua House, 26/1 Kasturba Cross Road 560001
Folding, twisting, pinching, resisting, dipping… What role do tie and dye textiles play in the vast and rich history of textile production around the world? The second iteration of the series Painted Stitches, Woven Stories initiates an interaction between the 19th and 20th-century textiles of Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent with contemporary art.
This walkthrough with curators Vaishnavi Kambadur and Arnika Ahldag will allow you to participate in an intimate and interactive engagement on tie and dye textiles, at MAP, around you and in your personal collection. Join them as they share behind-the-scenes anecdotes, make references to artworks that didn’t find space in the exhibition, and take a look at what tie-dyed threads reveal about their making and makers, their histories and the stories they tell.
Associate Curator, MAP
Arnika Ahldag is the associate curator at MAP. As an art historian, she investigates the representation of labour in Indian contemporary art. Her curatorial projects include the public programme for IAF 2020 and Mapping Gender: Bodies and Sexualities in the Global South at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. As an artist, she works in video and performance and her recent projects were shown at the Bhubaneswar Art Trail, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Modern Art and Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi. She co-founded the Feminist Syllabus, which is part of the workshop series Pact of Silence, How to break it, a programme for intersectional feminist discourses in the arts. Over the past years, she lectured at the National School of Drama and OP Jindal Global University in New Delhi. She is a PhD candidate at JNU and holds an MA from University College in London, UK and Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany.
Assistant Curator, AMP
Vaishnavi Kambadur is the Assistant Curator at MAP. Her research investigates the practice of making cloth and addresses its challenges in the context of labour, culture and fashion theory. Vaishnavi has over eight years of experience from working with research archives, retail web stores, garment factories to designing textiles. Her most recent virtual exhibition on hair practices in India was published in VMIS (Virtual Museum of Images and Sounds).