The exhibition Entretecido | Interlace at Pavilhão Branco features the work by twenty-six artists considering aesthetics and politics of textile. Due to multiple lockdowns caused by the pandemic situation we spend more and more time online and in isolation. The haptic experience gains relevance to maintain a mental connection with the corporeal.
The exhibition Entretecido | Interlace presents and analyses the material properties of textiles in an attempt to create a leap beyond the immaterial life online, while also demonstrating some of the connections that exist between the digital and the real life realm.
While the principal focus is on artists working with different forms of textile, the exhibition features various formats, including performance and lens-based media. In addition to surveying the techniques of textile production, Entretecido | Interlace attempts to address some of the ramifications of textile production for fashion, architecture, as codification or expression of identity politics or regional folklore. These subjects are not exclusive, yet they have been arranged in chapters for the exhibition and accompanying publication and can be detected without adhering to the spatial divisions of Pavilhão Branco.