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2016 Paper Biennial Rijswijk


The 11th Paper Biennial is on view at the Rijswijk Museum near The Hague until 18th September 2016. This year’s show focuses on the laser paper cutting technique, whereas the hand paper making technique is not as prominent as it used to be. The highly refined aesthetics of the Biennial is counterbalanced by a number of very powerful installations, such as those by Hayes et al. Once again the Biennial provides completely new insights into contemporary paper art. The comparatively […]

2017 Rijswijk Textile Biennial

Monica Bohlmann/D: Madame B.

Call for entries: The Rijswijk Textile Biennial is an international exhibition of contemporary textile art that is organized every two years in Museum Rijswijk in Rijswijk, The Netherlands, in 2017 from May 16th to September 24th. Artists who would like to participate in the 2017 Rijswijk Textile Biennial are requested to forward their documentation: a CD-ROM or USB stick with high-resolution photographs (capacity of each photo between 2 and 4 MB) of (recent) artworks, a curriculum vitae (in English) and […]

The Tapestry Triennale of Lodz

Peter Horn / D : "Who did this?", 213 x 160 cm,2014,  wall-hanging, cotton, wool ; Bronze medal; photo Central Museum of Textiles

Despite all attempts to be innovative, this Triennial – which can be seen from 9.5 to 30.10.2016 in the Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz – displays a comparitively traditional image of the textile art scene. Whether traditional or modern, 39 of the 135 works are woven, 15 use tapestry technique and 5 use digital Jacquard technique. Around one third of the works are three-dimensional installations, the rest are largely designed for the wall. The 15 artists who use the […]

Exhibition “Tapisseries Nomades”

Lia Cook (1942 ), USA: Spatial Ikat II, 1977, detail; photo Beatrijs Sterk

Fondation Toms Pauli. 20th Century Collection Exhibition from 25th March to 29th May at the Lausanne Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Palais de Rumine  Palais de Rumine, the former venue of the Lausanne Tapestry Biennial, is housing an exhibition that draws on a long history. The Biennial last had access to the beautiful Palais in 1992; now Bernard Fibicher, the current director of the Lausanne Cantonal Museum of Fine Art, has invited the Toms Pauli Foundation – the Biennial successor – […]

Textile Design Today – From Experiment to Series

The first dress in 3-D print by Janne Kyttanen, see Textile Forum 4/2002 for the first article on this procedure!

The Bauhaus Museum in Berlin presents an annual exhibition of modern applied art. Last year it showed photography; this year it is textile design. Conceived by Professor Bettina Göttke-Krogmann and implemented by Corina Forthaber, the exhibition is small but impressive. The layout is well thought-out, and all aspects of the material are covered in eight design areas entitled, 1) Tradition; 2) Cultural transfer; 3) Colour; 4) Materials; 5) Techniques; 6) “Smart materials”, 7) New technology; and 8) Sustainability. This classification […]

Sheila Hicks: Why Not ?

Visitor in front of the sculpture "Wild Ropes", 2013; synthetic fibers, linen and wool

Internationally renowned, thanks to her participation in numerous large solo and group exhibitions, this is her first appearance in the Netherlands for many years. Her colourful work, which ranges from monumental textile installations to metre-high sculptures and enchanting miniatures, has been making waves since the late 1950s. A varied selection of this free work is on display, along with examples of her textile designs – both for hand woven and industrial production. Attention is also  paid to the artist’s special […]


Elvira Viranyi, Germany

7th INTERNATIONAL WEARABLE EXPRESSIONS JURIED EXHIBITION AT PALOS VERDES ART CENTER, January 21- April 16, 2017 Wearable Expressions: wearable art designed for the human body in all media from separates to entire garments, to jewelry and a wide variety of accessories. This, the seventh exhibition, is set for January 21 – April 16, 2017 with Off the Wall and On the Runway on April 22. Jewelry, accessories and fiber art entries will be competing for a total of $20,000 in […]