The exhibition aims to present contemporary art practices of 7 contemporary artists who have engaged and experimented with textile materials, concepts, subject matters and techniques, inviting visitors to reconsider their understanding and preconceptions of art and textile(s) by presenting works of wide-ranging methods and ideas. Curated by CHAT’s Co-Director, Takahashi Mizuki, the exhibited works show myriad artistic adaptations of textile(s) to accomplish the artists’ aesthetic, experimental and political objectives, as an endeavour to broaden the discussion of textile’s contribution to art in general by examining contemporary artworks through a textile lens.
Takahashi Mizuki and Teoh Chin Chin, said, ‘March 2020 marks the first anniversary of CHAT. Continuing to push the boundaries of contemporary art in this exhibition, we hope to introduce more intriguing questions than conclusive answers, more alternative proposals than final solutions to the topic of how textile as a medium and a mode of expression could illustrate the rethinking of traditional frameworks of artistic and social expression of CHAT’s invited artists. We believe this season’s programmes will ignite your curiosity about how the textile thread and thoughts continue to inspire new creations of contemporary artists in Asia.’