Date: 28 May 2017
Location: restaurant and platform Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy
Opening wallhangings ‘Kalamkari Tales’ by artist Ruud Lanfermeijer.
Exhibition on the age-old craft of hand blocked cotton printing, Kalamkari, which is now alive only at some places in India. The Dutch East India Company imported chintz to the Netherlands in the 17th century, where it was used for regional dress, bedlinen and wallhangings. In 2016 a group of Dutch artists worked together with Indian craftsmen to produce new work commissioned by the Textielfactorij.
Date: 4 – 25 July
Times: 09.00 – 18.00 hrs
Location: public platform Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy
Eight well-known Dutch artists and designers were requested by the art initiative ‘Het Wilde Oog’ to develop a variation on the caracteristic shoulder cap – kraplap - of the Spakenburg traditional costume, ‘in the spirit of Joseph Beuys’. Lucy Sarneel, Marianne van Heeswijk, Maria Roosen, Keiko Sato, Couzijn van Leeuwen, Ted Noten, Rob Scholte, and Maison the Faux made objects and jewellery for the ‘kraplap’.
“Het Wilde Oog’ then photographed professional theater makers wearing these ‘art kraplappen’.
Authors Tjitske Jansen and Koen van Hensbergen both wrote a text with the pictures.