I'd like to invite you to meet Dutch-Surinamese textile artist Farida Sedoc, who is the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in Brooklyn.
In conjunction with the first ever Artist-in-Residence Program at Wyckoff House Museum, I am organizing a series of Open Studios bringing together brilliant and talented artists, writers, curators, critics, arts & culture lovers and leaders to engage, interact, and be in conversation with Farida Sedoc. Open Studios are on Fridays from 2-6pm throughout August and September. Come join us!
On September 24th, we will have a reception to celebrate an exhibition of Farida's work at the Farmhouse. I hope to see you there!
Thread Lines: Cross-Cultural Textile Traditions in the Netherlands, the Caribbean, and New York
The Wyckoff House Museum is pleased to welcome its inaugural artist-in-residence. Amsterdam based textile artist, Farida Sedoc will turn the historic house’s 18th Century formal parlor into a temporary art studio in August and September. The artist will host weekly open studio hours for the public and invite visitors to partake in her collaborative artistic process.
Thread Lines bridges heritage with contemporary culture, using art as a medium to explore our relationships with fabric, fibers, and textiles. In interrogating this relationship we will explore the historic means of textile production and trade through research, workshops and art making at the Wyckoff House Museum. The AIR will culminate in a fashion collection and abstract textile works. Thread Lines hopes to inspire visitors and neighbors to explore their personal identity and shared cultural heritage through collaborative workshops and art making.
The Artist-in-Residence Program at the Wyckoff House Museum is a unique opportunity for contemporary artists to consider and respond to the history of early New York through the narrative of the Wyckoff House, one of New York’s oldest, now situated in East Flatbush, a primarily Caribbean community today.
About the Artist
Farida Sedoc is an Amsterdam based contemporary textile artist. Born in the Netherlands to Surinamese immigrants, Farida’s work blends traditional Surinamese fabric with contemporary street art and fashion. Growing up in Amsterdam in the 1990’s, Farida became fascinated by diverse subculture and fashion she witnessed on the city streets and in hip hop videos on MTV. Her work is closely connected to the ideology of street culture, where the city and the citizens meet, and identity is perpetually interrogated. For Farida, the street is the ultimate stage for self expression. After studying textile & fashion at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in the Hague, Farida started her own textile studio, Hosselaer where she uses silk screening, photography, graphic design, collage, printmaking, and fashion to create visual stories. Her work blurs the line between high art and wearable clothing, and has been exhibited at diverse venues including the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Appelsap festival, the Amsterdam Museum, and Amsterdam Fashion Week.
Open Studio Hours
View, learn, and participate in the artist’s patchwork based practice. Each Friday join the artist and program partners from 2-6 pm featuring co-hosts and unique programming. FREE
August 19, 2-6pm – Co-hosted by Museum Hue, Conversation with the artist moderated by Justin Allen (2:30pm)
August 26, 2-6pm – Contemporary Textile Traditions Conversation with critic Jessica Lynn (artsblack.com) and scholar/curator Aleia Brown
September 2, 2-6pm – Join contemporary Brooklyn based textile artists: Iviva Olenick and Cynthia Alberto in conversation with Farida Sedoc
Learn new-wave patchworking techniques with Farida Sedoc. Drop-in workshop appropriate for all ages and abilities. FREE.
Saturday, September 24, 1-3pm during the Breukelen Country Fair
Exhibition Opening Reception
Enjoy music and refreshments, hear from the artist, and enjoy a presentation of original contemporary artwork at New York City’s oldest. FREE.
Saturday, September 24, 5-7 pm – Exhibition and Reception