The weaving of narratives has a long history. For thousands of years tapestries have been used for various reasons: for spiritual and religious purposes, to tell the tales of important events in society, as a form of propaganda or of protest. The six artists of the exhibition, coming from different parts of the world, present personal narratives through thirty woven works, tackling issues of origin, heritage, belonging, family, spirituality and purpose. The underlying sense of longing that humanity at large has felt in recent times links the artists together in an over-arching theme: longing to connect or re-connect, longing for things past, longing for people lost or destinies unfulfilled. As part of the exhibition, the weaving artists Mariana Silva Varela and Côme Touvay propose a weaving workshop open to all.
Location : Institut Suédois
Adress : 11 rue Payenne, 75003 Paris
Date : Du From 13 May to 14 August 2022 : Wednesday through Sunday, from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m.