Every year, the Argentine Center for Textile Arts (CAAT) in Buenos Aires, curates and sponsors a national competition, which is also presented at the Rómulo Raggio Museum.
I remember my excitement at being selected in 2008, thanks to the help of friends who paid my entry fee in local currency. As a foreign participant, this was the only way to be considered in this prestigious competition.
The museum is a stately jewel—elegance indoors, and fragrant beauty on the outside, where its Foundation holds artistic activities on a monthly basis.
This year’s exhibit was open to the public for most of November. We hope to see photographs of the entire selection of works, which represents the latest edition of contemporary textiles in Argentina.
This year’s First Prize National Salon for Textile Art 2014 went to Claudia Contreras for her”National Bank for Genetic Data”. 2010. Acrylic paint over cotton, gold thread, silk embellishments, perforated, hand embroidered, framed.
For information about the artist, you may refer to her Website as well as her interview in Leedor.com magazine:
It is also my pleasure to congratulate Dina Resca, whose work I have shown here in the past: Dina is the recipient of the Third Honorary Mention for her work, “Chrysalis II,” accompanied by its customary poetic referent.
Your half-open mouth to the pen
In candid caress my caress.
The horror of a motionless body
Turn and face life…
Like a bowl that holds
Like a nest being inhabited.
There you will place upon me, for you
Your back of longed-for sweet nothings.
Copy. Turn around
Pose for me
Be my insurgent.
That within my threads I sealed my crevices
Wrapping, and each one
With the tenderness of feeling you mine
Although in reality, you were not.
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