TM: Out of Southeast Asia, Art That Sustains

The Textile Museum’s upcoming exhibition ‘Out of Southeast Asia: Art That Sustains’ will open Friday 12 April 2013 and will run through 13 October 2013. This exhibition will be the final exhibition at TM’s present location before the museum reopens at the George Washington University in 2014.

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Skirt, Laos, Oudomsai Province, Lue People, ca. 1950.

The exhibition will explore Southeast Asia’s textile traditions and their rendition into contemporary art.  Historical textiles from the Textile Museum’s collection, batiks from Indonesia and brocades and ikats from Laos will be on display together with works of four contemporary artists. These artists include batik artists Nia Fliam, Agus Ismoyo, and Vernal Bogren Swift, and weaver Carol Cassidy.

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TM staff and interns work together to mount a batik triptych by American artist Vernal Bogren Swift. Photographer Katy Clune

A member reception will be held on the opening day Friday 12 April at 7.15 pm and Saturday 13 April 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm will include a meet with the contemporary artists.   Mattiebelle Gittinger, research associate, Southeast Asian textiles, will do a guided tour of the exhibition 20 April 2013 at 9.30 am for members and 11.00 am for the public.

Location and more information: The Textile Museum, 2320 S Street, NW, Washington DC.

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