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Jacqueline Stojanović and Felixe Laing, A net woven from my own hair, 2023. Publication. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Jacqueline Stojanović and Felixe Laing, A net woven from my own hair, 2023. Publication. Photo by Sam Hartnett.

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A net woven from my own hair is a publication that accompanied Jacqueline Stojanović’s exhibition by the same name, curated by Te Tuhi’s curatorial intern, Felixe Laing, at Chez Derriere in June 2023.

As an exchange between curator and artist the publication features an exhibition essay by Felixe and a poem in response to 20 of Jacqueline’s colour photographs taken across her two home countries Serbia and Australia. It is the first time the artist has shown her photographs, which inform her weaving practice and capture her unique perspective on textiles and architecture.

The publication considers Jacqueline’s wider practice, which expands what we might think of as weaving as she is working off the loom. In the exhibition A net woven from my own hair, she presented a textile installation which approaches the Bauhaus’ architectural principles with a weaver’s sensibilities and draws inspiration from Yugoslav socialist architecture. Stojanović is playing with the idea of the human structures of time and architecture to construct her reality and reflect on a layered identity.

Jacqueline and Felixe met in 2017 as artists in residence at The Icelandic Textile Centre in Blönduós, Iceland. Stojanović’s weaving practice has since developed from small-scale weavings into large-scale textile installations, exhibited most recently at Haydens in Naarm Melbourne and in Pliable Planes which toured Australia from 2022-2024, featuring collaborative works with the late artist, John Nixon.

The publication is a 26-page, limited edition, A5 publication with colour images and a two-part poem printed on layered translucent stock, designed by Jacqueline.

The exhibition and publication were supported by Creative New Zealand, Contemporary Art Foundation and Auckland Council.

For more information about Chez Derriere visit here or for Jacqueline Stojanović’s exhibition A net woven from my own hair, here.

ISBN 978-0-908-995-73-8

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