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Heloísa Marques, Dor aqui, 2022. Photo: ©Courtesy of the artist

Textile as self-expression, struggle and care

By Adélia Borges Embroidery, crochet, knitting and all sorts of textile work were for a long time segregated, in social and artistic canons, to a docile and well-behaved femininity, restricted to the only space that would fit...

Watch the video about “Overflowing: transgressions of embroidery in art”, at Sesc Pinheiros

If during the Middle Ages "textile arts enjoyed an important place in the artistic pantheon", it was in the Renaissance that they came to be seen as inferior practices to other forms of expression -...