Mar 09 2019

Vo Tran Chau at Centre for Heritage, Arts & Textile, Hong Kong: March 17 – June 30, 2019

Vo Tran Chau will be presenting new work in CHAT’s inaugural exhibition, Unfolding: Fabric of Our Life at Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, Hong Kong. The exhibition features 17 contemporary artists and collectives from 12 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region.

The artists use textile as a testimony of faded facts in modern history, hidden sociopolitical agendas and personal and collective experiences of textile labour in the era of accelerated globalization. Textiles are such versatile physical materials and can be used so many different ways: the same rectangle of fabric that can be used as a political banner to appeal in the public realm can be also used as a tablecloth for family gatherings. It wraps, folds, covers, shields and protects. Reinvestigating textile materials and techniques in contemporary art, the exhibition aims to stimulate visitors’ imagination regarding the unsung laborers behind textile production.

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