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 the title Apocalypse or Global Sustainability. The exhibition will be held on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the existence of the association.
By the theme of the Apocalypse we wish to recreate an early period of tapestry art, when the tapestries enlarged up the truly monumental medieval galleries, these very accurate works of anonymous artists.
The international jury consisting of seven independent members will select the works to be displayed at the exhibition, from all the applications sent by the applicants wishing to participate. The organizing committee will invite the members of the jury to review and select from the works of the international applications.
Members of the Jury:
Rebecca A. T. Stevens, mfa, art historian
Consulting Curator, Contemporary Textiles The George Washington university museum / The Textile Museum
Washington, DC, United States of America
Concha Herrero Carretero phd , art historian
Patrimonio Nacional Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain
Józef Tillmann phd, art historian
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Professor, Head of the Communication Theory Institute
Anna Cebula, art historian
Savaria m. H. V. Museum
director of the Gallery of Szombathely
Lívia Pápai DLA, habil, freelance artist,
holder of Ferenczy Noémi Award, curator of the exhibition
Erzsébet Katona Szabo,́ holder of Ferenczy Noémi Award
Regular member of Hungarian Academy of Arts
Feliksas Jakubauskas, tapestry Artist
holder of the Lithuanian National Cultural and Arts Award
Date of selection by the jury: 25–27 October 2016.
Applying artists will be informed about the decision of the jury by e-mail by 15 November 2016.
The jury is exclusively entitled to select the works for the exhibition and they are not obliged to give reasons for their choice. The selection work performed by the jury is not public and their decisions are unappealable.
The award winners of the Tapestry 2 International Contemporary Tapestry Exhibition will be invited to participate in the exhibition.
The works selected for the exhibition have to arrive in a completed state, ready for exhibition. For the group application category, the work is expected to be made by at least two artists. Every artist may apply in both categories. One artist can prepare one application in each category, and in case an artist enters in both categories, two separate applications are needed.
Artists can apply for participation with original, hand-made pieces, made for the purposes of this exhibition.
The height of the works cannot be more than 3 metres. In case of individual applicants, the size of the work has to be minimum 2m2, in case of 3 group applicants, the size of the work has to be minimum 3m2.
Applicants can send the correctly completed Entry Forms and related documentation on CD to the address of the Association of Hungarian Tapestry Artists (MKE): 1507 Budapest, pf. 172
by 30 September 2016:
Necessary documents: 1 ready to print, digital photograph of the entire piece, 1 ready to print, digital photograph of a characteristic detail of the work and 1 ready to print portrait photo. The parameters of the digital photographs are the following: longer side, minimum 150 mm, 300 dpi, cmyk Jpg format. Short description presenting the creative concept of the work is required as well.
Applicants are requested to transfer 30 EUR or 35 $ application fee to the bank account of the Association of hungarian Tapestry Artists (MKE);
- foreign applicants are requested to transfer the application fee to the OTP bank bank account IBAN: HU26117010042018949500000000 swift code: otpvhuhb.
Applications arriving later than the given deadline cannot be taken into consideration by the jury.
More information and entry form on the website: http://hungariantapestryartists.com/?page_id=20
Deadline : 30 September 2016
(Shortened text from the website; the photos are from previous tapestry exhibitions with well-known Hungarian tapestry artists)