23 Oct - 5 Dec

Soft, Powerful and Soulful


New textile exhibition in Outsider Art Gallery. With the new exhibition ‘Soft, Powerful and Soulful’, the gallery focuses on the textile medium.

Long marginalized in art, more and more attention is being paid to this material. This exhibition expressly emphasizes the artistically free treatment of textiles.

Reuse and upcycling
Guest curator Ute Christiane Hoefert sought out works that provide insight into the diversity of how textiles are handled. Different working methods can be seen: sewing, knitting, crocheting, drawing, woven and knotting. Fabrics, threads and other materials have been incorporated into collages and old material has been upcycled. The use of prefabricated fabrics with their colors and patterns forces the artists to react intuitively. Fabrics can be stiff, coarse, soft and fragile. They are palpable, can scratch or flatter the skin.

Six artists participate in this group exhibition, all of whom show their own style and way of working. Just a glance at the material triggers associations. Many of the participating artists, such as Naomi Schupper or Lavina Ngoesmin, have reinterpreted clothing remnants, exhausted but inspired fabrics and breathed new life into them through their creations.

Events at the exhibition

  • Nov 13, 2 p.m.; artist talk with Christiane Hoeffert and Naomi Schupper
  • Dec 4, 3 p.m.; musical performance with Splitter Splatter and her band (subject to change)

Exhibition Soft, Powerful and Soulful, until December 5, 2021

Outsider Art Gallery, Neerlandiaplein 7, Wednesday to Sunday 12 am-5 pm

Outsider Art Galerie