6 June – 30 August 2014
Made in Mexico- The Rebozo in Art, Culture and Fashion
Venue: Fashion and Textile Museum
This summer the Fashion and Textile Museum stages the first-ever exhibition on the rebozo – the classic Mexican shawl made famous in 20th century culture by artist Frida Kahlo.
Made in Mexico explores the key role textiles have played in promoting Mexican culture worldwide from the 17th century to the present day. Rebozos on display include major loans from: the Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City; the Museum of Textiles, Oaxaca; the British Museum and rebozos from private collections that have never been shown in public before.
Contemporary Mexican and UK artists, photographers, fashion and textile designers also present new work created in response to the rebozo and Mexican textiles – including Francisco Toledo, Graciela Iturbide, Carla Fernandez, Zandra Rhodes and Kaffe Fassett.
The Therapeutic Art Garden
Tuesday 10 June 2:30 p.m.
Artist and Curator Mauricio Cervantes on the 'Theraputic Art Garden', an art project in Mexico that brings the art and wider community together. The project encourages agriculture and conservation of nature through the use of weaving and art installation. Free with purchase of exhibition ticket.
Made in Mexico Exhibition Tour
Friday 6 June 1 p.m.
Renowned Mexican textile expert and anthropologist Marta Turok joins curators of the exhibition for a special tour. Free with purchase of exhibition ticket.
Frida Kahlo and the Rebozo
Friday 27 June 2:30 p.m.
Join Erica Segre lecturer at Trinity College, University of Cambridge for a talk on Frida Kahlo and the rebozo. The talk will explore the importance of the rebozo in Mexican visual culture and its symbolic language in relation to the work and persona of Frida Kahlo. Free with purchase of exhibition ticket.
What is the Rebozo?
Saturday 7 June 2:30 p.m.
Join Mexican textile expert and anthropologist Marta Turok, textile authority Chloe Sayer, fashion designer Cameron Rion, curator Hilary Simon and social entrepreneur Remigo Mestas for a discussion on the rebozo shawl and its place in Mexican culture. Free with purchase of exhibition ticket.
Master Weaver Demostration
Friday 6 and Saturday 7 June 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Master Weaver Arturo Hernandez will demonstrate traditional weaving techniques using a giant loom from Mexico. Arturo will be weaving a traditional rebozo and taking questions from the audience. Free with purchase of exhibition ticket.