Artist Gallery Talk | Mingei International Museum

Explore the intersection of craft, tradition, and migration in a facilitated gallery talk with artist Shirin Towfiq and curator Guusje Sanders. Towfiq's installation delves into her Persian/Iranian heritage, unraveling the intricate layers of identity shaped by migration stories, family narratives, and daily rituals. Through works like "Thinking About Migration," where digitally printed Persian textiles evoke the magic carpet folklore, and "Looking for a Sign," a tapestry of teabags symbolizing the delicate balance between vulnerability and freedom, Towfiq offers an intimate reflection on the significance of craft and cultural traditions in shaping one's sense of belonging and identity in a new space.

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