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The Material Turn

The Material Turn exhibition presents international and intergenerational conversations around contemporary textile practices in the digital information age. In particular, the materiality of digital technologies is interpreted and translated by artists who mine, question and transform diverse data sources through expanded textile approaches.

The “material turn” broadly references a global philosophical impetus to address the increasing digitization of culture and society, and the political implications of this trend, including a counter response of placing emphasis on the physicality of matter. Creative material responses to questions of data control, surveillance technology, translations, algorithmic interpretations, social data mining and materializing invisible systems are some of the core interests of the exhibitors.