From October 4th to November 2nd the mini textile exhibition, miniTEX14, is shown in the Library Hall. This large-scale juried exhibition will display a total of 98 works by 52 applicants, together with mini and maxi works by 11 invited guests: 7 from Denmark and 4 from Sweden.
So what exactly are “mini textiles”? A naturalistic sofa piece or thick rope reliefs? The exhibition is all about the creation of new works and the evolution of personal expression with total freedom. Mini textiles can be sample cloths for all sorts of techniques or used for developing original expression with new materials and old, familiar techniques. There is certainly no shortage of experiment, either among the exhibition’s juried participants or the guest exhibitors. The result is a wealth of inspiring works in two excellent exhibition venues. Prior to the opening in the Round Tower, the exhibition will be shown at Nicolai Art & Design in Kolding from 12th to 28th of September.
During the exhibition period there will be a weekly activity in the library hall of the Round Tower. The Guild intends to create debate, hold “artist talks” and organise textile activities for visitors in collaboration with the Guild’s Weaving Courses. In addition, the textile artist, Anne Louise Bang, and the picture weaver, Ulrikka Mokdad, MA (Art History), has been invited to lead a debate on the subject of mini textiles. Finally, the Guild’s Weaving Courses will celebrate their 10th anniversary with more Artist Talks and other textile delights.
The exhibitions will involve the awarding of a total of 4 prizes, 2 in each venue, selected via visitors’ votes and the boards involved.
The exhibition has received support from the L.F. Fogh Foundation, the Toyota Foundation, the Art Foundation, Kolding Municipality, the City of Copenhagen, the Guild’s Weaving Courses and the Yarn Purchasing Association of 1998.
Read more about miniTEX14 on the Guild’s website: www.dansk-tekstillaug.dk