Samdani Art Foundation
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LOOMSHUTTLES, WARPATHS | 2010-2018

 
 

INes DOujak's work started life as a collection of 48 Andean textiles, tools, and accessories, and developed into an eccentric archive. a world in which textile culture reached exceptional levels of sophistication and significance, but was battered and distorted by the European invasions of the early 16th century. It survived, but the impact of those invasions remained as dirty footprints in the production and trade of the ’globalised’ world.

ines doujak

 

part of the touring exhibition: a beast, a god, and a line, CURATED BY COSMIN COSTINAS

2-10 February 2018 |  Dhaka Art Summit

17 march - 20 may 2018 |  Para site, hong kong

6-24 june 2018 |  TS1, Yangon

20 july - 7 October 2018 |  Museum of Modern Art in WARSAw

 

 
 
 
 
 

Ines Doujak's work started life as a collection of 48 Andean textiles, tools, and accessories, and developed as an eccentric archive. A world in which textile culture reached exceptional levels of sophistication and significance, but was battered and distorted by the European invasions of the early 16th century. It survived, but the impact of those invasions remain as dirty footprints in the production and trade of the ’globalised’ world. The archive traces workers' fights against exploitation through time and geographies, and looks at how types of cloth, dyes, and colour are tied up with the history of colonialisms, revealing both their beauty and their ugly. To stay grounded, the modern figure of the Investigator travelled the Andean region, and in the belief that items of the collection can talk, posters have been created in response to them, inviting people, both close and far away from the Andes, to communicate with them.

Commissioned by the Samdani Art Foundation in cooperation with Phileas – A Fund for Contemporary Art.