Narrative Thread



This post is about the 10th TEXO Triennial Of Textile Art in Vapriikki, Tampere.

Narrative Thread – the 10th TEXO Triennial Of Textile Art exhibits new Finnish textile art. The artworks of the exhibition were chosen by international group, what consisted of the experts of textile art, fine art and design. To the group belonged Andy Best and Kristiina Wiherheimo from Finland and Britt Smaelvar from Denmark. There were 230 artworks from 96 artists as candidates to the exhibition. Jury had to be selective: there’s 40 artworks from 38 artists in Vapriikki, the bests of Finnish textile art.

The artworks interpret and comment the phenomenons of our time. The jury emphasized in it’s choices among techniques and skills the meaning of content – the story.

TEXO association is an expert organization what helps forward textile artists. It has been established in 1956. Narrative Thread exhibition is the main event of 60th festival year of TEXO. Exhibition dates: 23.9.2016-5.2.2017.

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I chose the works I liked the most to this blog post. I list them here beginning from top:

Tarja Wallius: Unelma | Dream (2015)
Leena Illukka: Tervetuloa ja tervemenoa | Come and Go (part) (2013-2015)
Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen: Onko siellä joku? | Who’s There? (2015)
Johanna Virtanen: Pahan päivän varalle (2015) (work with banknotes in the middle of barbed wires)
Maria Nuutinen: Portrait Gallery (part) (2015)
Janna Syvänoja: Vesi hanhen selässä 2 (2016) (work made from feathers)