Disruptive Women by CONFLICT TEXTILES | 8 February to 5 August 2023


Disruptive Women / Mujeres Disruptivas

Conflict Textiles

8 February – 5 August (Upper Gallery)

Mujeres Disruptivas / Disruptive Women brings together many threads of connection. It marks the 15th anniversary of Conflict Textiles inaugural exhibition The Politics of Chilean Arpilleras (2008). It builds on a ten year plus collaborative relationship with Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc which has progressed from exhibiting each other’s textiles to co-curated exhibitions such as Childrens Rights, Derechosdel Niño, Dretsdels Infants (2020-21). Mujeres Disruptivas / Disruptive Women is the second co-curated exhibition and adds a new dimension to the Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc exhibition Mujeres Disruptivas / Disruptive Women (Badalona, 2019).

Through a selection of arpilleras from the Conflict Textiles and Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc collection, we are introduced to disruptive women worldwide: women who have pushed the boundaries of societal expectations of women; women who have broken the mould; women who have challenged and denounced violence and human rights abuses; women who have supported each other in their demands for justice and fairness. Above all, this exhibition nudges us to consider our preconceived ideas of disruption.

The exhibition takes place across three venues:

  • Flowerfield Arts Centre, the location for Arpilleras that Cry Out (2009) will feature the bulk of the exhibition.
  • A number of pieces will also be displayed within two Permanent rotating exhibition spaces Conflict Textiles collection: Magee Campus Library, Ulster University; and
  • The Troubles and Beyond in Ulster Museum.

Image: XX1 Century Goddess. Argentinean arpillera, Ana Zlatkes & Mirta Zak, 2014. Conflict Textiles collection Photo Ana Zlatkes, © Conflict Textiles https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/conf...

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