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DC Book Launch: TEXTile Manifestoes

Date: 03 October 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to the DC book launch of TEXTile Manifestoes on October 3, 2023, at 6 pm. The publication is presented in the presence of its editors Pavel Liška and Robin R. Mudry, as well as Liběna Rochová (UMPRUM, Prague) with a contribution by Shelley Burian (The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum).

Doors open at 6:00 PM with a welcome drink and the event commences at 6:30 PM.

Copies of TEXTile Manifestoes will be available for purchase following the event.

The DC book launch is organized under the auspices of H. E. Mr Miloslav Stašek, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States.


Date/Time: October 3, 6 pm (doors open)

Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic

3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008

RSVP required: https://textilemanifestoes.eventbrite.com | Admission free | Business Attire

Book Synopsis: How do you think, write and emit a manifesto in the 21st century? How can the urgent need for manifestoes in our contemporary predicament be recovered? Discredited in the catastrophic peripeties of modernity, is it even possible to issue a manifesto? Could "textilizing" the genre, rendering the manifesto a textile, be a possibility?

These and other questions are assembled and interwoven in TEXTile Manifestoes into broader political, sociological, philosophical, art history and historical frameworks thereby establishing a wide range of new textural interconnections.

TEXTile Manifestoes. Photo credit Filip Kartousek

TEXTile Manifestoes book

TEXTile Manifestoes book

Editors / Contributors:

Pavel Liška is an interdisciplinary curator at the Museum of Art and Design Benešov (Prague). He focuses on Central European art and design of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Robin R. Mudry is a researcher, thinker, curator and activist. He studies at the Division of Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought of The European Graduate School and at the Institute of Art History at the University of Leipzig.

Liběna Rochová is Professor Emeritus and former Head of the Studio of Fashion and Footwear Design at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (UMPRUM). She is a leading Czech fashion designer and founder of Studio LR.

Shelley Burian is Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator at The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum. In this role, she oversees artworks from the Indigenous cultures of the Americas within the museum collections.

TEXTile Manifestoes, Pavel Liška & Robin R. Mudry (Eds.)

Embassy Policy: By registering, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists by attending this event on the premises of the Embassy of the Czech Republic. You and any family members and guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Czech Republic or any of their diplomats, staff, contractors, affiliates, employees, agents, or volunteers liable for any illness, injury, or death. The Embassy of the Czech Republic disclaims and excludes any and all liability for any loss, injury, or damage, alleged to have been suffered by or as a result of or otherwise on its premises.

No large bags are allowed. Small purses may be checked as you pass through security for entrance. RSVP confirmation and photo ID required.