Friday, September 16, 2011
Vanish/Survive exhibition in Vilnius Lithuania
The Seventh International Biennial of Textile Miniatures
September 21 – October 8, 2011
The seventh International Biennial of Textile Miniatures Vanish/Survive is dedicated to the problem of existence of contemporary human. Even 125 artists from 31 countries – from the Baltic countries to the most distant parts of the world (Australia, Japan, China, Latin America) in their works reflect on the different aspects of human existence and the role of individual in the modern world.
Opposition between survival and vanishing is analyzed by the participants of the exhibition through the interaction of life and death or just being and the beyond world. They tackle the problems of ecology and human responsibility in the world full of social, political and religious contradictions. They are interested in the future of textile, the problems of its survival and transformations in the contemporary art, as well as the fate of national and spiritual values under the conditions of globalization.
The artists as if seemingly ask – what is awaiting us tomorrow, what did we find and what shall we leave after ourselves, whether we imprint the footsteps in our time? The works exhibited in biennial are different with respect to style and technique combining both traditional and innovative methods, reflecting individualities of the authors’ and dominating textile tendencies.
Text by Dr. Lijana Šatavičiūtė
I really wish that I could of made the opening of this exhibition! I had started planning to go but then work committments, other exhibitions and life in general took over. I can't wait to receive the catalogue and to see the other works in the exhibition.
Vanish/Survive is at Arka Gallerie in Vilnius, Lithuania. If you're in the area, drop in!