Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles 🌐

Du 23 février au 8 Juillet 2018

Bard Graduate Center Gallery
18 West 86th St.
New York, NY 10024

L’exposition montre la fabrication et l’usage des textiles comme objets cérémoniaux qui opèrent dans une cosmologie unique.

On view will be exquisite and rare pieces assembled from collections in the United States, including examples from the American Museum of Natural History that were collected by anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson during their fieldwork in Bali. Deriving their aesthetic and ritual powers from techniques of fabrication and use in various lifecycle ceremonies, these textiles also serve as records of an important period in Balinese history. Drawing on information from the 1930s and recent research, the exhibition presents an overview of Balinese textiles and encourages visitors to consider the value of these objects as they are made and used today.