Sunday, June 20, 2010

International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art -- WTA -- Mexico 2011

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE)
December 15, 2010 [All Salons except below]
February 15, 2011 [Salon for Collaborative Textiles-REDES (Nets)] ONLY


World Textile Art Organization
May 16 - 31,2011

Without deviating from our intended course, World Textile Art (WTA) is working relentlessly towards a stronger promotion of any shape, content, and form of contemporary textile art.

The challenge that WTA has, is a major one – to open an unexplored path that ties its recurrent promotions of textile art to an adequate bridge that benefits, contemporary artistic creativities on the American continents as for the rest of the world.

Each WTA Biennial takes on characteristics and idiosyncrasies of its host country, for which no two are alike. The VI International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA – AIR will have unique qualities corresponding to Mexico, a land where textile activity is extended throughout its regions. Ancestral traditions vie for coexistence amidst the clashes wrought by imposed globalized contemporaneity.

Mexico is the land of Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent. And like this mythic creature that brings wisdom and creativity to Mesoamerican peoples, the VI International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA –AIR will thread a serpentine path through the country. It will span three cities – Mexico City, Xalapa and Oaxaca – as the Biennial events occur in stages in the distinct venues. Each one will be memorable and unique.

The VI International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA –AIR will integrate different media which are part of the contemporary arts and of textiles. It carries this precept from the previous Biennial: the challenge to resignify the very concept of ‘textile art’ - strengthening the different investigations that hybridize explorations and question categories while maintaining textiles as the integrating concept.

Yet the VI International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA – AIR strives to open up even more spaces for participation. Six different Calls for Entries to the six distinct Textile Art Salons are in accord with different ways of expressing and working through textiles – be it by size, type of work, technique, concept or media. Accessible to every interested artist, projects do not compete with different types of works, but are placed in their own category, amidst peers.

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Salon for Large Format Textile Art
Salon for Small Format Textile Art
Salon for Time-Based Textile Art
Salon for the Textile Art Object
Salon for Recyclability in Textile Art
Salon for Collaborative Textiles-REDES (Nets)

All the works in the six Calls for Entries should be worked through these criteria, over the last two years, and for this event.

Additionally, the VI International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA – AIR will include various Sections of Invited Artists (Outdoor Works and Interior Works) the International Conference on Contemporary Textile Arts of the Universidad Veracruzana: “Considerations between Textiles and Society: a Recapitulation” Special and Parallel Exhibitions of Textile Art, Workshops, Diverse Complementary Events and Cultural Tours.

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