Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice

Ernesto Neto, born 1964 in Brazil, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro: Um Sagrado Lugar , A Sacred Place, 2017; organic dyed cotton voile crochet, cotton canvas,jute fabric,, wood, etc., installation. photo Beatrijs Sterk

The 57th Venice Biennial is a feast for all those loving textiles! Visitors, who have seen it many times, are saying that never ever has there been so many textiles on show. This is not only true for the Biennale itself but also for the national pavilions! So those who have not decided yet, go and enjoy! My article is again promised to Surface Design Journal but will be published later here!

Sheila Hicks, born in the United Steates, 1934, lives and works in Paris: Escalade Beyond Chromatic Lands, 2016 – 2017; mixed media, natural and synthetic fibers. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Franz Erhard Walther, born in Germany 1939, (left) Wall Formation Yellow Modeling, 1985; cotton and wood; (right) Eight Stide Pedestals, 1975, metal. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Zai Kuning, contemporary artist at the Singapore Pavilion: he created a 17 meter long ship, the vessel steered by the first Makay king Daunt Huang Sri Jayanasa of the Srivijayan Empire in South East Asia. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Lee Mingwei: The Mending Project, 2009 – 2015; mixed media interactive installation, table, chairs, threads, fabric items; installation view at the Venice Biennial, 2017. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Lee Mingwei: The Mending Project, 2009 – 2015; mixed media interactive installation, table, chairs, threads, fabric items; installation view at the Venice Biennial, 2017. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Maria Lai: Encyclopedia Pane, Bread Encyclopedia,detail, 2008; 17 bread books; bread, paper. photo Beatrijs Sterk
David Medalla, born in Philippines 1938, live and works in Berlin, London and New York: A Stitch in Time, 1968 – 2017; fabric cotton reals, needles , panels; interactive installation. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Irina Korina, born in 1977, Russia lives and works in Moscow: Good Intentions, 2017, mixed media site specific installation. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Achraf Touloub, born in Morocco in 1968, lives and works in Paris; untitled works, oil, graphite and paper on nylon and canvas, metallic chains. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Francis Upritchard, born in 1976, New Zealand: Group of figurative sculptures imbued with ethnic and cultural references; steel and foil armature, paint, modeling material, fabric, hair. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Teresa Lanceta, born in Spain, 1951, lives and works in Alicante and Barcelona: Rosablancas III, 2014 – 2016, sewn and painted cloth. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Huguette Caland, born in Lebanon 1931, live and works in Los Angeles; mannequin 3, 4 and 5; wood, acrylic paint and foam. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Abdoulye Konaté, born in Mali, 1953, lives and works in Bamako: Brésil (Guarani) 2015, textile. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Judith Scott, United States, 1943 – 2005: Untitled, 1968- 2004, selection of twenty sculptures, fibre and found objects. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Katherine Nuñez and Issay Rodriguez, born in Philippines 1992; born in Philippines 1991,live and work in Marikina City:” In Between the Lines 2.0″, installation detail, crochet embroidery and sewing. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Katherine Nuñez and Issay Rodriguez, born in Philippines 1992; born in Philippines 1991,live and work in Marikina City:” In Between the Lines 2.0″, installation detail, crochet embroidery and sewing. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Takahiro Iwasaki Installation “Turned Upside Down – It´s a Forest”, 2017, detail; this installation was on view at the Japanese Pavilion. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Gal Weinstein at the Pavilion of Israel that he transformed in a post apocalyptic landscape, here the part: “Persistent, Durable and Invisable!, bronze wool, steel wool, felt and glue. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Maria Lai: Libro Cucita, ca 1996, book sculpture three , clothes. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Sara Al Haddad at the Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates:” as you try to forget me”77 x 866 cm, textile installation. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Bernardo Oyarzun, installation for the Pavilion of Chile; in the center Mapuche ritual masks. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Bernardo Oyarzun, installation for the Pavilion of Chile; in the center Mapuche ritual masks. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Phyllida Barlow, for the Pavilion od Great Britain: Installation” Folly”, here just a small part. photo Beatrijs Sterk
PhyllidaBarlow, for the Pavilion od Great Britain: Installation” Folly”, here a detail. photo Beatrijs Sterk
Geta Brătescu, born 1926, Ploiești, was the main artist at the Pavilion of Romania, the title of this work: “Spells”, 1987 – 88. photo Beatrijs Sterk