Face & Reverse 9
Exhibition by the textile art platform
05.02. – 05.03.2021, Istanbul, TR
FUNICULUS, by BÜŞRA AKÇAY KADEMLİOĞLU, photo: https://textileartplatform.com/en/exhibitions/ters-yuz-9
The Turkish Face&Reverse Knitting Group has open its last exhibition Placebo in Istanbul running through March 5th. However the exhibition can also be viewed in the group’s new website https://textileartplatform.com/en as well as some of the previous exhibitions.
Launched by Prof. Dr. Biret Tavman in 2011 the Face&Reverse Knitting Group has a membership of university lecturers and students. The group stands out as the first group in this field in Turkey. The first exhibition was national in scope but it became international very soon.
The group has expanded its activities with The Loop Knitting and The Unravelled Knitting exhibitions. It has also atracted international attention in the last years by exhibiting at Teeside Art Gallery, Teeside University, Middlesbrough, UK, in 2018 and in the Madrid WTA Biennial in 2019.
The group aims to promote and popularize knitting art in Turkey and ensure international cooperation and interaction among all artists working in this particular field of textile art.
Professor Doctor M. Biret Tawman graduated from Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty Textile Arts Department in 1986. The same year she started as a Research Assistant. She completed his Master's Degree Program in the Textile Department of the University of Leeds in 1989 and her Master thesis at Manchester University (UMIST) Textile Department in 1991 where she completed her PhD thesis Flat Knitting Machines and Development of Knitted Fabrics in 1994.
She became Associate Professor in 2001 and Professor in 2007 at Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty. In 2012 organized the 1st Istanbul Textile Art-Design Symposium. She has taken part in a number of exhibitions in Turkey and abroad and has been working as Head of Department at MUFAF Textile and Fashion Design Department since 2016.