Image: patricia kaersenhout together with weaving expert Stef Miero in the TextielLab, working on 'Our Light Will Outlast Their Flags', photo: Josefina Eikenaar.
The artists translated social themes, including diversity, the environment, power structures and decolonisation, into installations and tapestries rich in poetry and imaginative power. Many artists have first-or second-generation immigrant backgrounds, so there was a rich international influence and inspiration from Africa and South America. Evident in Karo Ak-pokiere’s “drawings” about daily life in Nigeria’s megapolis Lagos.
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