Textile Design Now / Design textile actuel
Design Center, Montréal, Quebéc, CA
30.11.2023 – 01.02.2024
An exhibition showcasing the work of women textile designers and artists!
«The exhibition will be an opportunity to discover the remarkable work of women designers over the past century, but more specifically, the exceptional contribution of today’s women designers in the field of textile production»
Louise Pelletier, exhibition co-curator and professor at UQAM’s École de design
Textile Design Now presents the work of 23 women designers and artists from around the world (Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, United States, as well as an artist from the Mohawk nation of Kahnawà:ke). This unique gathering will provide an opportunity to discover several previously unseen pieces.
Cutting-edge works by the artists on show will reveal a wide range of unexpected practices, from weaving and 3D printing to sound and solar textiles, bacterial dyeing as well as the manufacture of replacement organs woven by silkworms. The exhibition space highlights the interweaving of tradition and innovation, experimental practices as well as the emotional potential of soft materials. A historical section and a selection of publications offer keys to understanding the rich origins of textile practices and the complexity of their cultural and societal roles.
29 novembre 2023 dès 18h
Novembre 30, 2023 until February 11, 2024
The exhibition will be closed for the winter holiday period from December 18, 2023, to January 9, 2024
Louise Pelletier, Fabienne Münch and Katharina Sand
Christina Contandriopoulos in collaboration with theo tyson and Rebecca Leclerc
The exhibition is accompanied by the Textile Beyond Crafts symposium on November 30 and December 1st, 2023.
More information: https://centrededesign.com/textile-design-now/