Archivio mensile:maggio 2016



15th International Triennial of Tapestry, Łódź 2016

The exhibition is open from May 9th, 2016 (1 pm) until October 30th, 2016 at the Central Museum of Textiles, in Łódź.

The Łódź International Triennial  of Tapestry is the oldest, biggest in the world and most prestigious exhibition promoting contemporary fiber art. The first edition of the ITT was held in 1972.

The 15th International Triennial of Tapestry is a presentation of the latest developments in the field of artistic textiles all over the world. The exhibition will present a wide spectrum of works, starting from traditional wall-mounted tapestries, through sculptural three-dimensional forms, to woven installations. This edition is dominated by embroidery techniques, used in different varieties, in textiles that have various formats, often joined with other weaving techniques.  

The Triennial is an exhibition and a competition that takes place every three years. Apart from artistic criteria, all of the works submitted for the competition had to meet one main technical criterion – be made of raw textile materials, or use the interlacing technique.

Participants were selected by national consultants from the individual countries involved, and by the Program Committee of the 15th International Triennial of Tapestry, which also nominated the participants from Poland.

This year’s edition includes 135 artists from 46 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, Lithuania, Latvia, Mexico, Moldova, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, the USA, Hungary, Great Britain and Italy.

The international jury consists of world-famous experts and artists engaged in fiber art: Thomas Cronenberg (Germany) – artist, art critic; Yuko Ikeda (Japan) – Senior Curator in the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto; Bruce W. Pepich (USA) – Executive Director and Curator of Collections Racine Art Museum in Racine (Wisconsin), Renata Rozsívalová (Czech Republic) – artist, Bronze Medal winner at 3rd and 14th International Triennial of Tapestry in Łódź, Magdalena Soboń (Poland) – Grand Prix winner – Gold Medal at the 14th International Triennial of Tapestry in Łódź; Małgorzata Wróblewska Markiewicz (Poland), head of the Textile Art Department in the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź.


The exhibition is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, The City of Lodz Office and Friends Of Fiber Art International.,15-miedzynarodowe-triennale-tkaniny-lodz-2016.html


Biennale del Disegno di Rimini

textile drawing 180x 278 cm cotton tread

Danzatori del Tempo  (Dancers of the Time)  textile drawing , 2016   180x 278 cm     Cantiere Disegno,  Ala nuova del Museo della Città di Rimini 



…e le parole messe una dopo l’altra danno luogo alla linea (da linum, il filo o la cordicella di lino). La linea e la parola insieme producono il testo, dal latino textum, con quella “x” messa lì bene in mezzo a sottolineare l’intreccio di frasi. Che cosa raccontano le parole e le frasi e le linee? Ci dicono del mondo materiale e delle idee immateriali. Parlano delle cose e degli oggetti; soprattutto degli oggetti, quelle cose solide che ti vengono gettate davanti (dal latino ob-jectum) e che ti impicciano e che ti ingombrano e con le quali devi fare i conti.


words placed one after the other give rise to the line (from linum, the linen thread or yarn). The line and the word together produce text, from the Latin textum, with that ‘x’ sitting squarely in the middle to underline the intertwining of sentences. Just what do words and sentences and lines tell us? They tell us of the material world and of im- material ideas. They speak to us of things and objects – particularly objects, those solid things that are thrown in front of you (from the Latin ob-jectum) and which get in your way and clutter you up and which you have to come to terms with. 

Francesca Rigotti

in Parole, oggetti, fili: una lettura filosofica del lavoro di Marina Gasparini

Words, objects, threads: a phiLosophicaL reading of marina gasparini’s artwork



Atlas X, 2014. Detail of the installation. Cotton and brass thread.50×70 cm each piece. Profili del Mondo  FAR Fabbrica delle Art



I Vangeli del faggio 2016 . Series of 12 textile collages. Cotton and other fabrics about40x60 cm each piece.

Cantiere Disegno Museum of the City

Courtesy Emilio Mazzoli, Modena.

click here for the whole series