Exhibition: Textile Design – East and West

GRAD - Textile Design East and West

Exhibition dates: 1 July – 17 October 2015

GRAD (Gallery for Russian Arts and Design) presents a groundbreaking exhibition that challenges preconceptions about the history of modern textile design in Russia, Britain and the United States. Curated by GRAD’s Alexandra Chiriac and Elena Sudakova, the exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see rare pieces from prestigious collections.

The display showcases twentieth-century textile design by bringing together rarely seen items, including fabric samples, items of clothing and original designs on paper, drawing on loans from the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Imperial War Museum, and the Central St Martins Museum in London; the Paul and Karen Rennie Collection in Folkestone; and the Mayakovsky Museum in Moscow. By placing innovative Russian textiles alongside their Western counterparts, the exhibition explores the universal appeal of these designs and reflects on the creative exchanges between East and West. The result is a treasure trove of experimental design covering the late 1910s to the mid-1940s in Britain, Russia and the United States.

For more information, visit the GRAD website.

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