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Textilités

Exhibition  /  09 May 2021  -  01 Aug 2021
Published: 01.06.2021
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Intro
Textilités is for the first time on the site of the Anciens Abattoirs de Mons, a large-scale exhibition entirely devoted to Belgian textile creation. It's curated by Denise Biernaux – Founder and Director of Les Drapiers.

Artist list

Esther Babulik, BedrossianServaes, Marianne Berenhaut, Tatiana Bohm, Hannah De Corte, Laurence Dervaux, Lili Desrues, Mathilde D’hooge, Jot Fau, Javier Fernandez, Dolorès Gossye, Daniel Henry, Jean-Pierre Husquinet, Julie Krakowski, Chevalier Masson, Jean Pierre Muller, Leïla Pile, Elfie Poiré, Céline Prestavoine, Marianne Reding, Klaas Rommelaere, Diane Steverlynck, Charlotte Stuby, Linda Topic, Emma Van Roey, Hélène Van Spaendonck, Graziella Vruna, Claire Williams, Catherine de Launoit, objects.projects.
It took centuries for mankind to develop and master weaving and knitting techniques. Little by little, textiles have followed the structural changes in our society and have been deployed in many different ways until now. As a creative medium, textiles offer greater scope to artists in the form of unexpected materials and new approaches. New concepts in textiles design have also been developed, thus raising an interesting question regarding contemporary art.

For textiles have gained a rightful place in the world of contemporary visual arts. As an art form, textiles are no longer to be seen as a finished product, but rather as a multi-directional thought process. To quote the anthropologist Tim Ingold: "Knots are always in the midst of things, while their ends are on the loose, rooting for other lines to tangle with". In other words, the language of textiles is “a living thing” rather than simply a form or material.
 
BeCraft, in partnership with the City of Mons and with the Drapiers, Contemporary Art Center at Liège, is holding an unprecedented major exhibition on textile art in Belgium. The works will be selected among artists living in Belgium for whom textiles is one of their driving forces, and where vital creative energy is as important as the finished form. The exhibition aims to foster the exploration of the concept, the meaning and the pertinence of textiles, the relationship between materials and forces, thereby upholding a form of “textility”.


Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday from 12 - 6 pm.

 
Marianne Berenhaut. Installation: Rangement ordinaire, 2013. Two wooden chairs, folded fabrics.. 103 x 105 x 55 cm. Photo by: BeCraft. Marianne Berenhaut
Installation: Rangement ordinaire, 2013
Two wooden chairs, folded fabrics.
103 x 105 x 55 cm
Photo by: BeCraft
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Tatiana Bohm. Installation: Underlying truth, 2020. Paper, cotton, mohair.. 160 x 120 cm. Photo by: BeCraft. Tatiana Bohm
Installation: Underlying truth, 2020
Paper, cotton, mohair.
160 x 120 cm
Photo by: BeCraft
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Jot Fou. Textile: Arlequin, 2017. Wool, synthetic cotton silk thread.. 110 x 17 x 140 cm. Photo by: BeCraft. Jot Fou
Textile: Arlequin, 2017
Wool, synthetic cotton silk thread.
110 x 17 x 140 cm
Photo by: BeCraft
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Daniel Henry. Textile: Grand Velum, 2021. Photo by: Johan Poezevara. Daniel Henry
Textile: Grand Velum, 2021
Photo by: Johan Poezevara
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Exhibition venue. Photo by Johan Poezevara..
Exhibition venue. Photo by Johan Poezevara.

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Exhibition venue. Photo by Johan Poezevara..
Exhibition venue. Photo by Johan Poezevara.

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Exhibition venue. Photo by Jean-Luc Petit..
Exhibition venue. Photo by Jean-Luc Petit.

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Exhibition venue. Photo by Jean-Luc Petit..
Exhibition venue. Photo by Jean-Luc Petit.

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