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The 10th International Shibori Symposium of Oaxaca, Mexico

Traditional Costume Show

Held in Mexico from 16 to 20 November 2016, this symposium was the first I was able to attend. It was a great pleasure to experience it myself. The event attracted some 300 participants, most of them from the USA (130) followed by Japan (45), Mexico (17), Australia (15), Sweden (12), Chile (9), the UK (8), India (6) and a number of individual participants from other countries in Europe, Asia and Central and South America. The organisers – the World […]

Françoise Grossen Selects


Exhibition from October 18, 2016 to March 15, 2017at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Again a proof that the textile artists who exhibited at the Lausanne Biennials are seeing a revival and a real appreciation of their achievements!This is happening at several places and I hope to report on many of these exhibitions or publications! Beatrijs Sterk Press text: In the 1960s, Françoise Grossen rejected the rectilinear loom that constrained contemporary weaving for an intuitive approach to fiber […]

Small Tapestry International 5: Crossroads

Barbara Heller: "Binary Codes: Shawl", shown at the first Small Tapestry International "Connections"

ATA invites all tapestry artists to submit works to Small Tapestry International 5: Crossroads. Artists are encouraged to explore the conceptual, technical and metaphorical implications of the theme as they design their submissions. We invite entries not only from artists who work within more traditional definitions of tapestry, but also those artists whose work expands upon the core principles of the medium as it explores new techniques and processes. Entry to STI 5: Crossroads is open to all artists who […]

11th International Triennial of Mini-Textiles, Angers

Juliette Mètrat: Excès de toile: 1000ème victime, 10 x11x 10 cm: photo Juliette Mètrat

11th International Triennial of Mini-Textiles, Angers ; traveling exhibition from June – December 2017 The City of Angers, heir to a long tradition and an invaluable heritage that includes the magnificent medieval Apocalypse by Jean Bondol, and the more contemporary Chant du Monde by Jean Lurçat, holds an eminent place in the world of tapestry and textile art. Thanks to the Musée Jean Lurçat et de la tapisserie contemporaine, created in 1986 and boasting over 500 textile works acquired in […]

Johanna Schütz-Wolff: Expressive Tapestries and graphic art


Exhibition from 1st October to 13 November at Castle Willard, 15 km north of Schwerin/Germany, organized by the Art Association Schwerin. In my blog entry to the exhibition of Johanna Schütz-Wolff in Leipzig I wrote: Johanna Schütz-Wolff is one of the artists unjustly ignored by history, despite the fact that she enjoyed greater initial success than, say, Anni Albers or Gunta Stölzl. Her wall hanging, “Die Liegende (Recumbent Woman)” was awarded a silver medal at the 1928 “Deutsche Kunst (German […]

Chiharu Shiota | Uncertain Journey

Chihara Shiota: Uncertain Journey

Exhibition from 17 September 2016 – 12 November 2016 at the gallery Blain/ Southern, Potsammer Street 77 – 78, Berlin. The Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota, now very well know, represented her country at the Venice Biennial with the work “Key in the Hand”- A similar work now is on view in Berlin, a work that I consider very interesting from the point of view of textile art because here a painter is consistently using textile material to express feelings like […]

5th European Tapestry Triennial

Joanna Soroka/UK: "Lots of Dots", 2010
mixed media ; tapestry at the 4th European Tapestry Triennial

The European Tapestry Forum (ETF) is announcing its fifth European Tapestry Triennial “Artapestry 5”; deadline March 31, 2017. The exhibition “Artapestry 5” will open in January 2018 in Denmark. The European Tapestry Forum is a pan-european organisation of professional tapestry weavers with the aim to raise the profile of tapestry as an art form and to provide a platform for tapestry artists. The organisation is recognising the growing need for artists working in the medium of tapestry, to cooperate in […]