A duo show! Yes!
Arash Fakhim and Gijs Assmann joined forces to free themselves and our society from restrictive and oppressive conventions. They do this by devotedly shaping a ‘social fabric’ of solidarity.
In search of self-determination, Arash and Gijs alternately add new layers to each other’s work. Behind a sewing machine!🧵
In this exhibition, the two artists attempt to master the age-old language of textiles - inspired by their research and discovery of the the post-war Dutch Liberation Skirt or Party Skirt (Bevrijdingsrok or Feestrok). They will present a collection of textile works that visualize and celebrate personal liberation. These originated in a relay race; the works have all been taken care of by both artists in turn. The various works alternate in the appearance of a piece of clothing, a banner, a painting, a curtain or an object.
In ‘DEVILS AMONG THE TAILORS’, Gijs and Arash use embroidery stitch and zigzag as a means of connecting, bringing together a network, assembling that which is not naturally united, masking wear and tear and strengthening cohesion.
✒️ Opening: 12 November 2021