Saturday School – Sense India
Saturday School – Sense India is a series of public-friendly talks on the various aspects of Indian culture and society. Guest scholars and professionals will provide their insights on Indian art, textile, nature and politics, and visitors will be able to learn more about the cultural and historical background of Harsha’s work.
Ya-Chu Kang illustrates a textile journey from an artist’s perspective. Her Indian textile journey started with one of her environmental art projects in Gujarat, India’s westernmost state, where she learned about how nature and the environment influences traditional craftsmanship. She met nomadic people of Kutch district in Western India who were proficient at embroidery. The delicate patchwork and Shisheh embroidery (mirror work) on their garments reflect a desert landscape under a scorching sun; in an old weaving factory in central India, a jacquard loom covered with dust laments the dying of the hand-weaving industry… Through these stories woven with fibers, we are able to understand the lives of different peoples and find ways to coexist with nature.
Topic: Textile journey within India
Speaker: Ya-chu Kang
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