December 10, 2013
Argentine textile art exhibition opens this weekend at Ambassador's residence in London
This weekend, the Residence of the Ambassador of Argentina in the United Kingdom will open its doors to the public, as part of “Open House London 2013”.
Visitors to the Residence will not only enjoy the collection of furniture, objects and paintings that decorate its interiors but they will also find an exhibition of Argentine textile art. These pieces, from the pProvince of Santiago del Estero, reveal a variety of influences and traditions. The exhibition will also display embroidered tapestries by contemporary artists Chiachio and Giannone, in which they combine their own fantasies with popular legends.
The Argentine Residence is part of “Open House London 2013” together with 750 other landmark buildings such as the Houses of Parliament, 10 Downing Street and the Shard.
This mansion, built by the renowned architect Thomas Cubitt in the late 1840s, was acquired by the Republic of Argentina in 1936, and bore witness to significant political, cultural and social events ever since, becoming a synonym for dialogue between both nations.
Ambassador Alicia Castro stated that “for centuries, men and women have been patiently spinning and weaving with a shared dream: to embellish, to join, to embrace”.
“We take this universal lesson, we work and we dream towards weaving further and stronger bonds of dialogue, exchange, peace and respect between our two nations”, she added.