#SoftPower – Textile Interventions
THURSDAY, JUNE 21 FROM 9:00 AM TO 11:00 AM
at La Maison Française - Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC
Pop-up exhibition and artist talk featuring Chloé Bensahel
Opening remarks by Camille Ann Brewer, contemporary textile art curator at the Textile Museum in Washington DC.
From Berber carpets with embedded codes to the invention of the world wide “web,” textiles have long been at the heart of how different communities empower themselves. Chloé Bensahel builds on this legacy of care in her own work, every stitch, row, and gesture an ode to softness, as she speaks to the complex construction of cultural narrative. Drawing on the extensive archives of the Textile Museum of Washington DC, join us in hosting Bensahel and her work for a discussion on past and present iterations of textile interventions.
This event is organized in partnership with By The People and Halcyon Arts Lab. By The People is an inaugural arts and dialogue festival featuring performances, original art installations, important conversations and an augmented reality art hunt – all supporting the founding principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Coffee and breakfast provided by Maison Kayser.
Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot.
Free parking available at Halcyon Arts Lab (1740 34th Street NW, Washington, DC 20007) from 8.30 to 11.30 am.
SECURITY RULES: A reservation on Eventbrite is mandatory, attendees must have a Government issued photo ID in order to enter the Embassy.
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