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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 […]

15th International Triennial of Tapestry, Łódź 2016

Tzimtzum - Transcendence - bird l

Currently one of the oldest of the Textile Biennials / Triennials will take place again from 9 May to 30 October 2016 at the Central Museum of Textiles in lodz, Poland. This 15th Triennial of Tapestry is an invitational exhibition with contemporary textile art as its subject ( in Poland the notion of  “tapestry” is covering a broad scope of textile art techniques and materials). On 11 November 2014 the “national consultants” were chosen by the Programming Board, made up of members […]

The ITCC 2015 Textile & Costume Conference


The following information is about a conferences I visited last November. The special merit of this event was not only the very wide geological participation (from Japan, South Korea, Thailand and India to Mexico, North America and European countries) but also to the high level of presentations. Yosi Anaya from Mexico did get the Prize for the best presentation for her lecture on Mexican Traditional Dress, a subject of political, social, cultural and artistic importance that we from Europe are […]