Event dates: 12 – 13 October 2013
The 41st annual Textile Museum Fall Symposium on Southeast Asian textiles will explore themes raised in the concurrent exhibition Out of Southeast Asia: Art That Sustains. There are over one-thousand ethnic groups in Southeast Asia, many with unique textile traditions – yet this region is seeing increased development and globalization that is challenging the continuation of these long-inherited art forms. This will be an engaging weekend that will bridge the fields of art history, anthropology, international development, and design.
Through five dynamic presentations (including one from the founder of the OATG, Ruth Barnes, on Indonesian textiles), a roundtable discussion, curators’ tour and the popular interactive ‘Show and Tell’ session for collectors, “From Village and Court to Global Commodity: Southeast Asian Textiles” will shed light on the many ways regional textile arts are adapting to the twenty-first century.
For more information, visit the website of the Textile Museum, Washington DC.