Highlights TextielLab: Kustaa Saksi in TextielMuseum
Highlights TextielLab: Kustaa Saksi – Hypnopompic
24 April 2014 until 2 November 2014
The TextielMuseum’s TextielLab presents the work of Finnish graphic designer Kustaa Saksi (1975) in the new Highlights exhibition. Saksi realised ‘Hypnopompic’; a series of eight vivid large-scale tapestries. Hypnopompic means the dreamlike state of consciousness filled with illusions that can occur between waking and sleeping. The brightly coloured pieces combine recognisable creatures and organic designs with surreal visualisations. A wide range of natural and synthetic materials, from viscose, lurex and metallic yarns, to alpaca wool and mohair, add extra depth. The wall hangings on display have all been developed and produced in the TextielLab.
An accompanying film illustrates the design and development process and offers a glimpse into the workplace. Especially for the exhibition Saksi develops a new white tapestry which can be brought to life by projection.
The imaginative works of Kustaa Saksi gradually conquers the world. Last year his work could be seen in Helsinki and New York and this April it can be admired at the prestigious design fair Salone del Mobile in Milan.
The opening is sponsored by the Embassy of Finland in The Hague.
The film is partly sponsored by The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, Brussels.