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Weaving & We : 2016 Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art

Sheila Hicks, Embassy of Chromatic Delegates, installation, 2015-2016, Photo by Cristobal Zañartu

The second Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art will be delayed: Instead of 25 August, the opening will now take place on 26 September (due to security issues with the G20 Summit running at the beginning of September). The names of the 64 artists chosen for this exhibition are now known. Among them about a dozen well-known textile artists only. Surprisingly also not so many names of weavers on the list (as far as I could guess). This could mean a […]

Tapestry 3 – Apocalypse or Global Sustainability

Gabriella HAJNAL, 2001 Haute-lisse, wool, painted frame

The association of Hungarian Tapestry Artists and the Hungarian Academy of Art In cooperation with The Museum of Fine Arts organizes an international contemporary tapestry exhibition between 13 April and 16 July 2017 ( the exhibition“ Tapestry 2 – Metamorphoses“ took place in 2005). Any artist who formulates ideas in the language of woven tapestry may participate In the competition. The Hungarian National Gallery and the Hungarian Association of Tapestry Artists are announcing the events of International Tapestry 2017 under […]

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 […]