Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sheila Hicks in Prague

Yesterday I saw the Sheila Hicks exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts in the Jewish Quarter. She works with textiles and weaving. The exhibit is probably 30-40 pieces in one room. And there are a few examples of real genius there.

If you go, make it upstairs. There’s a documentary about the design school she started in Cape Town, South Africa. It’s an amazing place. They bring locals in and teach them to create clothing that they can sell. Except the clothing is made out of things like old newspapers and magazines, weeds and the roots, fallen branches and fronds. Artists come from all over the world to teach there.

Anyway the exhibition in Prague is 80kc - way cheap - til Nov. 6. 2011 at The Museum of Decorative Arts.

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