A Thread: Contemporary Art of Peru

Fashion and Textile Museum, London, London, United Kingdom

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

To coincide with the display, A Thread: Contemporary Art of Peru, curator Claudia Trosso will give an evening talk on the featured artists, their inspiration and creative processes.

The finesse and quality of Peruvian textiles, which are part of a legacy dating back more than 7000 years, has always been work of patience and skill of the weavers. It is with this same patience and skill that contemporary artists create a new language combining traditional techniques and contemporary materials such as nylon, copper, wire and photographic paper, thread amongst others.

A Thread: Contemporary Art of Peru features the artwork of 17 Peruvian artists who either work with weaving and embroidery techniques or interpret the aesthetic of Peruvian textile and costumes with their own artistic medium.

These talented, multidisciplinary artists gain their inspiration from the basic level of traditional craftsmanship to elaborate ceremonial mantles or folkloric costume. Their creative processes result in representations recreating an expressive poetic language.

Claudia Trosso is an Italo-Peruvian art promoter and art collector who showcases Peruvian contemporary art at art events in London. She is the founder of ‘Art in the Flat’ a contemporary art gallery located in her home in South Kensington where she promotes and exhibits both Latin-American and Italian art, with a keen focus on Peru.

Through her 12 years of experience, Claudia has organised and curated exhibitions for art fairs such as Pinta London and worked with London galleries alongside chef and restaurateur Martin Morales to promote Peruvian art and cuisine. She is currently the co-curator for Ceviche Old St gallery.


Price: £15 | £12 Students
All tickets include a complimentary drink and exhibition entry

The event starts at 6pm with a glass of wine in the Museum foyer and opportunity to view the current exhibition. The talk follows at 6.15pm for 6.20pm in the Fashion Studio and lasts for approximately one hour including an opportunity to ask questions. Ticket includes admission to the exhibition and guests are welcome to view this before or after the talk.

Image credit: Trama Discontinua, Woven on loom with cotton threads dyed with natural dyes, digital photography on cotton paper. Ana Teresa Barboza, 2019.

United Kingdom
Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF