I BIENNIAL MIAMI, USA 2000
The I Biennial was successfully launched embracing the new millennium, during the International Women’s Month. It featured the participation of 53 renowned artists from 19 countries on five continents, and one guest artist: the prestigious Argentine artist Silke. The Biennial took place at the Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art in Miami (USA).
Under the theme of the Biennial, “Pre-Columbian Renaissance”, the participating artists shared their research, works from multiple histories from various countries, cultures and approaches, showing a strong intention to understand the richness of Latin American textile art. The title of the exhibition evokes the initial times of the cultures of the continent, within the dominant context of History. The artists interpreted and valued the importance of textile art in the revival of the ancient pre-Columbian textile tradition; in the formation of new creative processes again, revealing various facets of art. The exhibition was in charge of sustaining the struggle for textile art, giving it status and giving the viewer the opportunity to enjoy the world of tactile richness as well as to retake forgotten values.