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chintz – cotton in bloom

Detail chintz palempore with flowers; photo © fotostudio Noorderblik

11 March until 10 September: chintz, cotton in bloom From 11 March until 10 September 2017 the Museum of Friesland in Leeuwarden presents a major exhibition of its extensive and well-preserved collection of chintz, the shiny, floral, hand-painted cotton from India that conquered 16th-century Europe. The beautiful patterns feel familiar while at the same time convey a special story. Objects displayed range from skirts, jackets, sun hats and regional clothing to wall hangings and blankets. The exhibition Chintz, cotton in […]

Miniartextil 2017

Janet Echelman by M. Totaro (1).blog.entry

For 2017 the 27th edition of the exhibition Miniartextil: a contemporary textile art exhibition is planned by the Cultural Association Arte&Arte. The theme is “borderline”, and the exhibition will be held in Como from October 7 to November 26 2017 in the ex church of San Francesco Conditions of Participation 1) The aim of the exhibition is to highlight fiber art as a means of artistic expression. 2) The chosen theme for the 27th edition of Miniartextil is “borderline,” which […]

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 […]

The 17th ETN Conference is ready to take off!

On Victorian and Oriental Women nr 8, 262x130cm

The final preparations are being made to begin in Leiden with the pre-conference trips to Tilburg and Amsterdam on May 13. This is also the day where the Dutch Textile Festival (held every fifth year) will open its doors until May 16. In more than 40 exhibitions the whole downtown Leiden will show textile, as art, crafts or as a leisure activity. Directly at the train station the Tourist office will hold a textile route map available. For the participants […]

The 17th ETN Conference in Leiden

01_ETN Conference participants in Kaunas 2011

  1. Some participants of the Kaunas ETN Conference in 2011, our jubilee year with 20 years European Textile Network and 30 years Textile Forum magazine 2. Theme of this years ETN Conference is Dutch Textile Design! The photo is made by Hendrik Kerstens and is called “The Bag”, inspired by old Dutch masters 3. The venue of the conference is the Ethnography Museum in Leiden, situated in the beautiful old town of Leiden in the Netherlands. This photo is […]

Frida Kahlo Exhibitions in Italy

Frida Kahlo Exhibitions

Frida Kahlo – exhibition from20 March to 31 August 2014 at the Scuderie del Quirinale (via XXIV maggio 16, I – 00186) in Rome curated by Helga Prignitz-Poda. The exhibition explores Frida Kahlo’s artistic career from start to finish, bringing together her works from public and private collections in Mexico, Europe and the United States: over forty portraits and self-portraits, including her „Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird“ painted in 1940 and her „Self-portrait Wearing a Velvet Dress“ 1926, recalling […]