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Stitching girls. From needlework to feminist art

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Stitching girls. From needlework to feminist art

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Apr 14 2023 19:00 - 21:30
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Description

Lecture on the history of needlework in context of womens’ art. 

Textiles and embroidery are traditionally considered women’s work, decorative craft, insignificant and somewhat part of women’s oppression.
However it became a field where political and domestic is woven together. For a long time, textiles were the only possible way women could tell their stories and often the only space to scream, therefore needlework became a source of feminist power.
We’ll talk about the history of needlework in context of women's art: starting with ancient greek myths through wars, genocides, revolutions fiber arts have remained a form of political resistance and a safe space for women. From 14 years old british girls in 16 century to raging modern artists and activists we’ll see how has been always channeling women's voices.



Maria Motyleva is an artist, illustrator and a teacher.
Based in Lisbon, she grew up between Moscow and Northern Caucasus, Russia. Graduated from Moscow State University of Printing Arts, studied illustration and plastic arts at Ar.Co - Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual in Lisbon.

‌Maria Motyleva primarily uses textiles and embroidery as her main medium, today her interest lies in participatory art and art activism, particularly working with women and women’s stories and memories via embroidery practice.

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Cosy cafe and a bookshop in the center of Lisbon. 

Venue

Liberty cafe, Rua da Esperança, 21, 1200-109 Lisboa

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