Fransje Killaars – GEM, museum for contemporary art
Up until May 1st 2016 GEM, museum for contemporary art Den Haag, will present an exhibition of the work of Fransje Killaars. In the exhibition Textile Colour Fields two new installations are displayed. These are composed of colourful carpets, blankets and fabrics, including Indian sari’s. Sari’s are worn in India by both Hindu as well as Muslim women and represent a specific cultural identity. Most sari’s are handwoven. Every substate, every caste and each ritual has its own style with specific colour combinations, textile techniques, edge trims and fabric quality. By combining sari’s of diverse origins in a non-hierarchical manner, Killaars wants to use the installations to create a new image, that plays an autonomous role within the space. The work provokes thought on the identities and meanings attached to clothing, and the relation of textile to current societal development.
For this exhibition, Fransje Killaars received a Project Investment for Visual Artists (Projectinvestering Kunstenaar).