WTA REACHES LARGE AUDIENCES

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The 2009 Biennial reached a much higher level since it introduced the concept of multiple events and salons. This Biennial attracted over 30,000 people.

5TH WTA BIENNIAL - ARGENTINA 2009

The 5th International Textile Art Biennial focused on artists choosing to express themselves through fibers and weavings, but redefining with their work the concept of "textile art" itself in order to break its limits and make it explore its multiple connotations. By crossing borders and broadening disciplines, participating artists based their work on fibers to then fuse with new technologies, entering into new lines of research, multiplying and questioning categories but keeping textile as an integrating concept.

OBJECTIVES

• Promote textile art worldwide.

•Promote change and education about TEXTILE ART as an authentic form of artistic expression.

MAIN VENUE: Palais de Glace, where the following exhibits took place:

INTERNATIONAL SELECTION

INVITED ARTISTS

In addition to the main venue, more than 15 museums and other venues in the city of Buenos Aires embraced various events, making this Biennial the greatest textile art event in the history of Argentina:

SILKE

OBRAS CONTEMPORANEAS

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Sala de “Patrimonio de Arte Precolombino”

Centro Cultural Recoleta

Centro Cultural Borges

Museo de Artes Plásticas Eduardo Sívori

Instalación y Performance : “Oro Azul”

M A R Q. Museo de Arquitectura y Diseño

“Proyecto Pieles” curaduría de A.Saltzman

“40 años de diseño textil en la Argentina” curaduría M.L.Muso

“Comfort Zone”

“Memorias del Futuro”

Instalación en los jardines de la artista Mirta Zak

Casa de la Cultura del Fondo Nacional de las Artes

Museo de Arte Popular José Hernández

Espacio de ARTE AMIA

“Tramando Redes”

CAAT. Centro Argentino de Arte Textil

“XIII Salón de Minitextiles”

Museo Nacional del Traje

“Américas Sinuosas – Intersección de Extremos”

Centro Cultural Plaza Defensa

“Punto de Encuentro” –

Bolsa de Comercio

“Alto Puntaje”

Salas Federales del Consejo Federal de Inversión

Arte Textil ”Precursores”

Museo Fundación Rómulo Raggio

“I Salón Internacional de Quilts”

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Laura Ferrando

Secretary Flora Sutton

Director: Silke Dross

Director :Isabel Ditone

CONTEMPORARY WORKS

President: Pilar Tobón (Presidenta WTA)

MEMBER: Gracia Cutuli

MEMBER: Andres von Buch

CURATOR Florencia Battiti

JURY

Beatrijs Sterk: Directora Textilforum Magazine, Alemania

Garcia Cutuli, Presidente ArtNexus, EEUU

Llilian LLanes: Directora Bienal de la Habana