Textile as Resistance

Hannibal Publishing

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Samira Bendadi & Mashid Mohadjerin

Softcover | 21.29 x 1.42 x 29.97 cm | 144 pp

Hannibal Publishing | 2019 | 9789463887236

Textile is a vector of identity - something more important than ever in times of war and crisis in particular. It is connected to the body it covers like a second skin. It both conceals and reveals, and contains a history and iconography whose roots often lie deep in a culture's customs and traditions.

Antwerp Fashion Museum (MoMu) - in collaboration with award-winning photographer Mashid Mohadjerin and journalist Samira Bendadi - created a new exhibition and this accompanying publication on the importance of fabric and clothing to issues of public concern today, such as migration, resistance, tradition, spirituality and decolonisation.

The focus is on nine stories of people whom curators Bendadi and Mohadjerin - in whose own personal stories migration features prominently - met during their travels to Paris, Antwerp, Lebanon, Africa, Morocco and Iran. Sometimes the stories are warm and moving; at other times they are tough and heart-wrenching. In them, textile embodies the ideas and emotions coupled with forced or voluntary departure, the yearning for what has been lost, letting go and holding on.

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