Under the curation of Loes Schepens, Linen Steward 2020, gallery Paper Art & Design in the Hague opened its doors to the public exhibition Flax!/Vlas! A handful of designers and artists have translated their flax harvest and experiences as Linen Stewards of 2020 into handmade objects, including fibres spun into linen yarn, and paper made from the shorter fibres. The unique textiles, objects and artworks are created with great care for the material, originating from the conditions and inspiration that nature provided on the field.
Participating Linen Stewards of 2020 include Henrike Gootjes, Maaike Gottschal, Hans Hutting, Heleen Klopper, Kelly Konings, Marieke van Mieghem, Loes Schepens, and the Collective Garment makers.
A short documentary on traditional flax processing commissioned by Crafts Council Nederland and filmed by Theodorus Johannus is also on view during the exhibition.
The exhibition runs from 16 October 2021 – 8 January 2022.
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