Jan 27 – Apr 21, 2024
In the exhibition All Haarlemmers an embroidered skirt can be seen. The so-called 'liberation skirt', made from old pieces of fabric. This skirt and other historical embroidery pieces – from the collection or on loan – form the basis for an exhibition about embroidery as a form of resistance and as a healing power to process trauma. The exhibition connects historical embroidery pieces with contemporary embroidery works by artists, among others. In addition, attention is paid to social embroidery initiatives that use embroidery as a social bonding agent or as a way to process traumas, both collectively and individually. The exhibition features work by Teresa Margolles, Patricia Kaersenhout and Mounira Al Sohl, among others.