Continue this thread

Revealing the power of handicraft in society

Type: Exhibition
Date: February 2023
Client: The Amsterdam Museum
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Collaborators: Tess van Zalinge, Karim Adduchi, Roberto Luis Martin
Builder: Frits Ham
Phase: Executed
Materials: Woodframe sliding panels, stretched with cheesecloth textile

The group exhibition Continue This Thread reveals the power of handicraft in society. Through pieces from the collection and works from the designers Tess van Zalinge and Karim Adducchi it is shown how handicraft still holds a crucial role in connection, empowering and healing.

“Embroidery, knitting and crocheting: techniques from the past? This traditional craftsmanship finds its way onto the catwalk, in the streets and on social media. It connects, gives strength and helps express emotions. In Continue This Thread, Amsterdam fashion designers Karim Adduchi and Tess van Zalinge explore the power of handicraft as guest curators. From their own vision, they make connections between the collection of the Amsterdam Museum, work by makers from the city and supplement these with their own creations.” Amsterdam Museum

The principle for the design of this exhibition was to actively engage the visitor with the stories behind the works. Sliding panels stretched with transparant textile veil and reveil the artworks, evoke curiosity, and ask the visitor to come up close, and intimately engage with the makers of the artworks.

The group exhibition Continue This Thread reveals the power of handicraft in society. Through pieces from the collection and works from the designers Tess van Zalinge and Karim Adducchi it is shown how handicraft still holds a crucial role in connection, empowering and healing.

“Embroidery, knitting and crocheting: techniques from the past? This traditional craftsmanship finds its way onto the catwalk, in the streets and on social media. It connects, gives strength and helps express emotions. In Continue This Thread, Amsterdam fashion designers Karim Adduchi and Tess van Zalinge explore the power of handicraft as guest curators. From their own vision, they make connections between the collection of the Amsterdam Museum, work by makers from the city and supplement these with their own creations.” Amsterdam Museum

The principle for the design of this exhibition was to actively engage the visitor with the stories behind the works. Sliding panels stretched with transparant textile veil and reveil the artworks, evoke curiosity, and ask the visitor to come up close, and intimately engage with the makers of the artworks.

The group exhibition Continue This Thread reveals the power of handicraft in society. Through pieces from the collection and works from the designers Tess van Zalinge and Karim Adducchi it is shown how handicraft still holds a crucial role in connection, empowering and healing.

“Embroidery, knitting and crocheting: techniques from the past? This traditional craftsmanship finds its way onto the catwalk, in the streets and on social media. It connects, gives strength and helps express emotions. In Continue This Thread, Amsterdam fashion designers Karim Adduchi and Tess van Zalinge explore the power of handicraft as guest curators. From their own vision, they make connections between the collection of the Amsterdam Museum, work by makers from the city and supplement these with their own creations.” Amsterdam Museum

The principle for the design of this exhibition was to actively engage the visitor with the stories behind the works. Sliding panels stretched with transparant textile veil and reveil the artworks, evoke curiosity, and ask the visitor to come up close, and intimately engage with the makers of the artworks.