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11 - 14 April

Textile Politics

11-14 2024
12:00 - 20:00
Expogeorgia Hall 11
118 Tsereteli Ave.

"Textile Politics" presents an exploration of textiles as a form of critical discourse and

political expression, inspired by the pioneering practices of Seth Siegelaub. The

exhibition investigates the reinvention of traditional patterns during the Soviet Union,

framing textiles as a dynamic means of writing and communication. Serving as both

a surface and a statement, textiles become a medium for postponement—a nuanced

form of societal dialogue.

The exhibition engages with the multifaceted role of textiles, positioning them as

vehicles for political narratives. By drawing inspiration from Siegelaub's practices, it

seeks to unravel the intricate relationship between fabric, critical thinking, and

political discourse. Each textile piece serves as a fragment of a larger narrative,

contributing to a broader dialogue on the intersection of material culture and politics.

"Textile Politics" features a visually compelling display that invites viewers to

navigate the interconnected themes. The exhibition space is conceived as an

immersive environment where textiles serve as both artistic expressions and

conduits for political discourse. The arrangement of pieces creates a dynamic visual

dialogue, encouraging viewers to engage with the interplay of form, color, and

narrative. By elevating textiles to a platform for critical thinking and political

expression, the exhibition invites audiences to reconsider the significance of fabric in

shaping cultural narratives and fostering dialogue on contemporary socio-political


The exhibition seeks to engage a diverse audience, encouraging them to reflect on

the profound connections between textiles and politics. A specific public program

related to: artist talks and workshops could be developed as a complement to the



Babi Badalov

Mariana Chkonia

Dilyara Kaipova

Gulnur Mukazhanova

Tamaz Nutsubidze

Curated by Azad Asifovich and Asli Samadova

in collaboration with Elene Abashidze