25th – 28th of May 2017

For its FOURTH AND LAST exhibition of the academic year,  LA VAGUE invites

Artist: Anastasia Starostenko & Asli Hatipoglu

Anastasia Starostenko (b. 1984, Russia) is a textile artist currently based in Amsterdam. Trained in art history and textile art, she is not restricting herself to a specific side of artistic domain but rather balancing between two different disciplines, combining theory with practice, writing with making, concept with visual work, craft with art. In 2015 she graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy with a project dedicated to reviving and reestablishing the role of traditional textile techniques in our today’s society through processing the material of wool by hand.

Asli Hatipoglu (b. 1990, Turkey) is a textile cooking artist who completed her degree in textile art and design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Her work mainly focuses on meanings that disappear in contemporary textiles, manifesting these changes that came along with technological development through extracting dyes from specific places and kitchens, which change color in time in weaves. She is interested in distinctive quality of hand labor, the tactility of handwork and translating a concept with a historical background into material.

Through collaborating with different artists, Asli investigates ways to tackle issues concerning our heritage, disappearing traditions and find ways to preserve our history. By using local materials, and through engaging other people, she extracts stories, which she translates into textile works.

For this fourth edition of La Vague, Anastasia Starostenko & Asli Hatipoglu will present, in the form of a performative installation, their collaborative project entitled “Social Fabric”, a project which is the continuation of a previous research that originated during their residency at Arc (Switzerland) in June 2016.


Exhibition View











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