Akwasi’s audio tour ‘Akwasi in je oor’
Learn all about the personal favourites of storyteller and creative chameleon Akwasi in the special audio tour he made for Cultural Threads. Combining poetry and political statements with emotion and cultural references, he shares his views of a selection of the works and the feelings and thoughts they evoke. The audiotour is only available in Dutch.
KunstKameraden YOU! @Textielmuseum
KunstKameraden YOU! has invited 25 creative newcomers and 5 established artists from the Tilburg area to help create new works. Expressing the young artists’ own experience of cultural interweaving, the works will be exhibited alongside Cultural Threads on the TextielMuseum’s Panorama deck. The TextielMuseum, along with its vibrant TextielLab and a calendar of exceptional exhibitions, is an inspiring place for KunstKameraden YOU! artists to immerse themselves in a range of creative ideas and outlets: from art and design to fashion and popular culture.
KunstKameraden was established by De Cultuurkantine. In the past ten years, it has matched 350 young creatives with local artists, resulting in fertile collaborations and impressive works. The TextielMuseum is delighted to showcase this special initiative.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a richly illustrated publication of the same name (published by the TextielMuseum, written by Jessica Hemmings, Caroline Boot, Liza Swaving and Christel Vesters). The theme of the exhibition is partly inspired by the book Cultural Threads. Transnational Textiles Today (Bloomsbury, 2015) by Professor Jessica Hemmings. For this new publication, Hemmings contributed an original essay about the works in the exhibition, underlining the role that artists and designers play in the representation of global history, identity and cultural interweaving.