Thread Lines Open Studios
Thread Lines is an Artist-in-Residence with Dutch textile artist Farida Sedoc at Brooklyn’s Wyckoff House Museum, bridging heritage with contemporary culture to explore our relationships with fabric, fibers, and textiles. During this two month residency Dutch artist, Farida Sedoc will turn the historic house’s 18th Century formal parlor into an art studio, open to the public each Friday from 2pm-6pm.
The Wyckoff House Museum is New York City’s oldest house, home to some of the city’s earliest Dutch immigrants. Through innovative educational and farm-based programs the Museum connects community with history, culture, and agriculture through thematic lenses of immigration, food, family, and housing. The Wyckoff farm originally produced flax for textile production in the 17th Century and for over two centuries the Wyckoff descendants who lived in the house produced diverse textile by spinning and weaving at home. Today, demonstration crops including flax and wheat are grown on the acre and a half gardens of the historic house museum.
Born in the Netherlands to Surinamese immigrants, Farida Sedoc is an artist who blends traditional Surinamese textile with contemporary street art and fashion. Her work is closely connected to the ideology of street culture, which interrogates personal identity and connects the individual with the city space. At her Amsterdam textile studio, Hosselaer Ms. Sedoc employs silk screening, photography, graphic design, collage, printmaking, and fashion to create visual stories, blurring the line between art and wearable clothing. Her work has been exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Appelsap festival, the Amsterdam Museum, and Amsterdam Fashion Week.
Join Farida Sedoc at the Wyckoff House Museum each Friday between August 12 and September 23 for a tour of her art studio, hands-on patchwork demonstrations, and a visit of the historic house. An in depth tour of the historic house will be offered at 1pm and 3pm. No reservations necessary. For more information and updates check out the website or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thread Lines is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York and , has received funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation and is an HHT Contemporary Art Partnership.