Visual arts and creative writing residencies

Open call 2021 for a research residency to visual arts and creative writing

You are a visual artist, author, poet, videographer, performer, living outside Belgium and you wish to experiment in your research and share it in an inspiring house, with modernist architecture from the 20s, send us your project! The Fondation Thalie provides a writing workspace with the opportunity for a public presentation within the programme in…

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Textile Languages

Programme Off de la foire d’Art Brussels

With the artists:
Caroline Achaintre, Joël Andrianomearisoa, Charlotte Beaudry, Hemali Bhuta, Alighiero Boetti, Baptist Coelho, Anita Dube, Meschac Gaba, André Guedes, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Sheila Hicks, Ali Kazma, Erwan Mahéo, Jonathan Monk, Fay Nicolson, Prajakta Potnis, Jimmy Robert, Philippe Terrier-Hermann, Bret Wadden.

Curator : Nathalie Guiot

By integrating a private space, the works of the Textile Languages exhibition blend with the house’s modernist style. They seem to embody the ideas of German-born American artist Anni Albers (1899-1994), a teacher at the Bauhaus and one of the textile design pioneer figures: If architecture is rigid and permanent by nature, textile is its very opposite. The exhibition presents works by some fifteen artists from very diverse cultural backgrounds and generations, with a special interest in the Indian emerging scene. Art forms focused on intimacy, memory, repetition and collective experience merge with practices expressing more a politically versed critical vision of the world, encapsulated by the choice of textile as a creative medium. If a derivation from the revival of the neo-crafts trend – which incidentally questions the very notion of craftsman-ship – is to be considered, it is mainly the expressive potential of the medium, its ability to create a language and convey a message that is here put to the fore, beyond mere aesthetic criteria.

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