WIRELESS. Textile art past and present
The exhibition presents the attitudes of artists who realize their artistic works in the area of broadly understood artistic fabric. The essence of the exhibition is to present in the broadest possible context the current topics that concern the artists.
Accordingly, in the gallery space, there will be for viewing and contemplation the works of artists who realize artworks based on multithreaded ideas. The theme/title and leitmotif of the exhibition is “wireless”, understood as without electricity. Thus, the term is close to traditional techniques and technologies, related to textile art and in a more metaphorical sense – analog, over forms, directly treating the dependencies of today’s world. In addition, in another sense, wireless is self-determining, not bound by or dependent on a base, free to go in any direction or create any interpretation. Thus, it is a mixture of meanings, very currently describing the state of contemporary art fabric, free from specific rules in relation to the topics addressed by artists, but still dependent on traditional, primordial ways of building forms / artworks. In the latest currents and trends, related to artistic textiles, a strong return to the sustainable use of the planet’s resources, the use of old technology and techniques, the use of natural materials and dyes obtained without unnecessary consumption of goods, is also becoming noticeable.
Artists: Andrzej Banachowicz (Poland), Marta Barrenechea (Spain), Joana BC (Portugal), Cornelia Buchheim (Germany), Alexandre Camarao (Portugal), E J Caro (United Kingdom), Francisca Carvalho (Portugal), Erin C. Doherty (United States of America), Abby King (United States of America), Magdalena Kleszyńska (Poland), Marta Leite (Portugal), Maria Jose Mir (Chile), Joana Siquenique (Portugal), Svenja Tiger (Germany), Arxondoula Tsatsoulakis (Greece)
The curators and coordinators: Mercedes Vidal-Abarca (Portugal), Magdalena Kleszyńska (Poland)
Organizer: Fundacja Nowa Uniwersytetu Artystycznego w Poznaniu
Co-organizers: Magdalena Abakanowicz University of Arts in Poznan, Galerie Miejskie UAP
Partners: Fundacja Jak Malowana, Biennale Tkaniny Artystycznej w Poznaniu
Media partners: IKS, Radio Afera, Radio Poznań, Kultura.Poznań.pl, Afisz, MC Radio, Cortex Frontal
Place: Galeria Nowa Scena UAP / Aleje Marcinkowskiego 28, Poznań.
Exhibition opening: 30.09.2023, 6:00 pm
Exhibition duration: 30.09-15.10.2023.
Visitors are welcome to visit the exhibition: Wednesday-Sunday, 1:00-6:00 pm.
– 1.10.2023 – open lecture by Mercedes Vidal-Abarca / contemporary textile art
Galeria Nowa Scena UAP, Aleje Marcinkowskiego 28, Poznań | 1:00 p.m.
– 7.10. 2023 – workshop – for persons over 13 years old / Galeria Nowa Scena UAP, Aleje Marcinkowskiego 28, Poznań | 1:30 p.m. / registration: firstname.lastname@example.org / number of places limited
– 8.10. 2023 – curator tour of the exhibition | start at 18:00
– 14.10. 2023 – curator tour of the exhibition | start at 17:00
Subsidized by funds from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Fund for the Promotion of Culture – a state purpose fund.