Weaving Fibre Fables
Mechanical Maestro, medium archival print on canvas, technique photo manipulation.
Shuttle, medium wood, wool, lurex, technique crochete, yarn wrapping and sculpting.
A City With A Heart, Panipat, a journey.
Medium wool, cotton, thread and synthetic fibre, technique braiding, tufting, screen print, embroidery and chrom.
An Ode to Those Faceless Hands.
Medium wood, wool and LCD screens, technique sculpting and yarn wrapping.
Cherry Blossom Storm.
Medium synthetic yarn, paint, wool and wood, technique chikankari, binding, braiding, bath mat tufting and chromojet print.
Grandeur of the Maratha.
Medium wool, cotton, paint and sequins, technique kilim weaving, screen printing and bath mat tufting.
Kar, Kari, Kora, Kaar.
Medium wool, lurex, scissors, technique tufting.
Layers & The Surface.
Medium cotton, wool, metallic cord, steel, wire, jute, feather and mirror, technique tufting, braiding, binding.
Medium wool and metal wire weave with metal support and wood, technique pitloom weaving.
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Eleven Delhi-based artists working in various media, spent the better part of a year working alongside weavers at a fabrics factory in Panipat. The result is a new art show, Fibre Fables, that has on display the creations that came about as a result of this collaboration. From installations and photographs to video and sound art, the exhibition includes artworks in different media – with the aim of promoting a revival of weaving traditions in the country.
The young artists whose works are on display are Abeer Gupta, Brahm Maira, Dhvani Behl, Durga Kainthola, Nidhi Khurana, Nikheel Apahle, Puneet Kaushik, Sahaya Sharma, Sandeep Biswas, Shivani Aggarwal and Vibhu Galhotra. Here’s to weaving more traditions.
Fibre Fables is on display at The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi (Mathura Road, Old Ishwar Nagar) until December 31, 2015.