Of Revealing Scars and Concealing Material
Textile as a language of resilience
With visible stitches, the artists in this exhibition reveal their personal scars and offer insights into strategies for self-preservation and healing. Sutures, visible traces in tissue, represent the process of artistic work and the wound healing that accompanies it. The stories of these women become visible — stories that had been concealed behind material, hidden by material. Hand-sewn textile works testify to resilience and are a collective protest against invisibility, oppression, and violence.