Thursday, March 01, 2012

Feltrosa 2012

Deadline: April 10, 2012 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

Feltrosa 2012
Biella the Wool Company

Miagliano (BI), Italy
May 19 to October 13, 2012

“The felt of the shaman - on the footsteps of Joseph Beuys”

Felt artists and craftsm are invited to submit costumes, clothing accessories, wearable items for the event “The felt of the shaman - on the footsteps of Joseph Beuys” scheduled for Feltrosa 2012. The main material must be handmade wool felt, with the option of using all kind of techniques and to combine them with other materials and weaving techniques. Group projects are particularly appreciated.

The works will be exhibited at “Biella the Wool Company” in Miagliano (BI) until October 13, 2012. The exhibition will be opened on Saturday, May 19th at 5:30pm. A selected number of works will be worn for a performing act organized by the School of Contemporary Dance “Collettivo Duende” of Bologna, under the artistic direction of Annadora Scalone.

Joseph Beuys, German leading figure of the conceptual art scene between the 60s and the 80s, has left valuable evidence of his work in Italy: this is the case of the six boards held at the Palazzo della Penna in Perugia, which communicate with drawings and inscriptions the main topics of his poetic. For Beuys, the artist is like a shaman: his task is mediate between society and its evolutionary need of spiritual and material renewal, rather than produce aesthetic objects for the museum.

Juried exhibition of sculpture - dresses, clothing accessories, wearable items, scheduled for Feltrosa 2012.
- Application is limited to E.U. residents
- There is no limit to the number of works submitted by each participant. Participation is free.
- The jury will consider applications examining two good quality photos, in jpg format. These photos can be used by organizers to promote the event.
- The work will be selected by an independent panel of jurors.

Photos must be sent by email by April 10, 2012 at the following address: or
via CD at the following address: Coordinamento Tessitori, CP Fi Centro 543 – I-50124 Firenze, Italy

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