6th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art
World Textile Art – Air
Mexico, May 16 –June 3, 2011
The first Biennial event will be in Xalapa, a culture-oriented university town known as the “Veracruzan Athens,” sponsored by the Veracruzan University of Xalapa. In addition, the cities of Mexico DF and Oaxaca will also gather textile art creation, research, popular expression, management, and design personalities from all over the world.
• International Congress, “Considerations Between Textiles and Society: A Recapitulation”. May 16-19, offers 40 conferences from 28 nations, and five theme tables. Venue: Xalapa Anthropology Museum, May 16 at 7:00pm.
• Mexico DF exhibits: Museum Diego Rivera-Anahucalli, May 26 at 7:00pm.
• Oaxaca exhibits: Centro de las Artes de San Agustín (CaSa), May 28 at noon.
The program includes the following shows: Salon Mini-textiles . Salon Art Object. Salon Large Format. Salon Recyclability In Textile Art, and Salon Collaborative Nets. In addition, the list of parallel shows and workshops is extensive.
It is a great honor to have Sheila Hicks—pioneer of contemporary textile art—as special artist at the Museum of Anthropology. Her exhibit, “A Life In Textiles” will pay homage to this important artist, who started 50 years ago and still continues to guide the direction of new artists. Hicks has very strong ties with South America since it was our tradition that attracted her to textiles. There is no doubt that Mexico made an impression as well, compelling her to live here for a while near the workshop she created. Mexico is where she had her first exhibit, and among her favorite techniques is the huipil chamula from the Chiapas area.
WTA is creating the Sheila Hicks award, Pioneer In Textile Work, which will be presented for the first time at the closing ceremony in Xalapa.
See the article about Sheila Hicks in American Craft Council Magazine:
The entire Biennial program can be found at www.wta–online.org
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The exhibitions comprise
a surprising number of renown LatinAmerican artists. I am posting a couple of “pre-show” works now, and promise to share more photographs as I receive them.
Invitation: Exhibition “Thread To Thread” (Hilo a hilo), contemporary textile art from Spain.