"[W]hen I explained the story of this arpillera to my tour groups, they often stood quietly for much longer taking in everything it had to say." Read Danielle Young's reflections on the powerful conflict textile "Digital Death" and the effects it had on exhibition visitors.
This week, we continue our discussion of whether Conflict Textiles are arts, crafts or something else, and take a specific look at the reluctance of people inhabiting the "arts world" to take them seriously. Why so? And does it matter?
After sharing our experiences in organising and realising the Stitched Voices exhibition, we now turn to some deeper questions that arose in the process. One of those is whether Conflict Textiles are arts or craft or maybe something completely different, and whether it matters.