Call! – Kogei as Contemporary Craft: Transcending Boundaries

Kogei as Contemporary Craft: Transcending Boundaries The Kogei World Competition in Kanazawa is an international competition meant to convey to the world what is new in kogei (“craft”). This competition serves to pursue artistic works that demonstrate a rich sense of expressivity, using the techniques and skill cultivated within the world of kogei to bring…

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Textiles in Art History, a gendered issue

On the occasion of Anni Albers exhibition at Tate Modern, Amber Butchart wrote a very interesting article for Frieze on how textile history has been separated from Art History and Fine Art because it has been always a women´s work. The artificial divide that exists between fine art and textiles (or applied/decorative arts, or craft)…

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Call for Papers on Textile Intersections:

Textile Intersections Conference organised by the Textile Design Research Group at Loughborough University in collaboration with Royal College of Art and Queen Mary University London, launched a call for papers. The conference will be held in London, Loughborough University in London, from 12 to 14 September 2019. TEXTILE INTERSECTIONS is interested in topics related to…

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Co-creating jobs for women in rural India

Women on Wings Annual report 2015 – 2016 on Craftsmanship in business consultancy: co-creating jobs for women in rural India is available online. Among the case studies presented by this organization, two are from the textile sector and related to local organisation working with women masters of silk, weaving, embroidery and printing techniques.  

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Save the Date! 8th International Biennial of contemporary textile art WTA

Save the Date! 8th International Biennial of contemporary textile art WTA on “Sustainable City” is taking place in Madrid!

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