Saturday, January 15, 2011

Kaunas Biennial TEXTILE 11: REWIND Personal Story

Deadline: February 15, 2011 (EMAIL)


Kaunas, Lithuania
September 22 to December 31, 2011

The 8th international Kaunas Biennial TEXTILE 11: REWIND-PLAY-FORWARD will be based on the concept of repeated time / retold story. Repetition (REWIND) is understood in the context of the exhibition as a re-coding of events, while coming back to the beginning or the origins. The biennial will return to the historical practices and archetype connotations of textile by reconceptualising and postproducing them in the context of contemporary art and various media practices.

REWIND will analyse the intertwining of the flow of time and the changing concept of art by (re)telling a story(ies) through the exhibitions based on reflecyions of the PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE:

THE PAST: a reinterpretation of the concept of textile as formed by the history of art (exhibition REWIND HISTORY);
THE PRESENT: artists’ personal stories are actualised through textile connotations (exhibition REWIND PERSONAL STORY);
THE FUTURE: scientific (smart and high-tech textile) and artistic experiments (exhibition REWIND INTO THE FUTURE).

This is a competition-based exhibition inviting artists from all over the world working in different media to present their works related to their personal story. In the exhibition, textile is seen from a new point of view: as a connotation, a hint and a conceptual mediator of experience. The narrative aspect is very important in the exhibition: every group of works presented by an artist will reveal and retell an individual story related to the family, the social and socio-cultural context.

We invite artists to apply with a group of works or an installation project to the selection committee. It should reveal fragments of the artist’s personal story or the plot not through one, but through several textually interacting works. A personal story is a very wide concept. Doubtlessly, it is determined both by the cultural and social reality, in which a personality matures and grows.

The exhibition will attempt to present as varied stories as possible in order to involve the audience into “the world of stories” as an [interactive] journey through multicultural and multidimensional experiences.

Review: Conditions of participation
Download: Application form

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Organised by:
Kaunas Artists’ Support Fund
Rotušės a. 26, Kaunas 44279
Phone +370 61256171
Fax +370 37203658