Hanging by a Thread
Kuchinate women handcrafted mobiles for the Illustration Festival in Tel Aviv, curated by Tamar Lamdan and Carmit Shine, an exhibit featuring local artists living in Israel as refugees and asylum seekers.where hundreds of Israeli illustrators, artists, and designers came to showcase their works of art. “Hanging by a Thread” symbolizes the lives of the women as they navigate their past, present, and future.
This exhibit puts the refugees and asylum seekers in the spotlight for them to share their own stories through their personal voices - instead of what is so often portrayed in the media.
With mobile displays symbolizing the uneasiness and unpredictability that comes with refugee or asylum seeker status to crocheted baskets made by Kuchinate, to provide the platform for empowerment in an unknown state, “Hanging from a Thread” allows onlookers to truly bear witness to how this significant local population copes on a daily basis.