Intertwining of cultures
Today, in an age when cultures are under threat, the question of cultural identity becomes problematic and takes on new urgency. The reason for this importance lies in the preservation of the traditional cultures and values that are carefully being sewn into the entanglements of globalization.
For this project, Lieverse uses hand-woven Persian rugs, a cultural heritage from the near east. Patterns that depict flowering gardens, Persian rugs symbolize paradise. Today these rugs are bleached and distressed on a large scale to adapt them to western taste.
In this project, Lieverse emphasizes the original meaning in today’s context. More urgent, as the woven paradises become facial tattoos. Reflecting on the current situation and the need of a holistic approach in redefining society.
Technique & material
Painting (oil &acrylics) on traditional Persian rugs
You are welcome to join us on Sunday September 23 at 3pm for the opening of the exhibition.