The eighth edition of the NEW YORK TEXTILE MONTH is currently underway in this month of September 2023.; the city-wide festival that celebrates textile creativity and promotes textile awareness each year. Initiated by the forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort in 2015 in collaboration with New York’s textile community, the festival program has grown to feature more than 60 events each year and attracts over 25,000 visitors.
This year, the festival has formed a partnership with L’SPACE gallery in Chelsea 524 West 19th street, making it the official headquarters for NYTM from September 7th to October 1st. The gallery lower level will become the hub for a captivating exhibition and a series of events, all celebrating the world of textiles. While the gallery will host the main events, there will also be various ancillary events taking place throughout the metropolitan area of New York. Stay in the loop with the full program and locations by visiting:
www.textilemonth.nyc or following us on Instagram @newyorktextilemonth.
L’SPACE gallery will present “FIBRATION” from September 7th to October 14th. Curated by the NYTM Director, Ragna Froda, this exhibition brings together a group of distinguished artists, each with a unique mastery of textiles as their chosen medium. Featuring works by Liz Collins, Joy Curtis, Melissa Dedourian, Regina Durante Jestrow, Courtney Puckett, Michelle Segre, and Denize Treizman, “FIBRATION” showcases their dynamic creations, ranging from intricately designed two-dimensional pieces to engaging three-dimensional freestanding sculptures.
NYTM is a non-for-profit organization founded at a time when we are confronted by a debilitating lack of knowledge concerning fabrics and when traditional textile heritage is under threat. However, as Edelkoort explains, “We are simultaneously experiencing a marked interest in textiles, with fashion focused on fabric, interior design reviving rugs and upholstery, fiber art back on the scene and design students reaching out for the loom.” NYTM therefore promotes events and initiatives that open our eyes to New York’s dynamic textile community.
One of the important projects of NYTM is the Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize, founded by Lidewij Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano in 2015 to honor students who exhibit visionary innovation and sustainable thinking. The prize is part of the pair’s ongoing TALKING TEXTILES initiative that promotes textile education and creativity. The US $5,000 award is proudly provided by Mohawk Group, one of America’s foremost flooring companies and a leader in sustainability. This year’s 350 applicants come from over 100 international universities and 25 countries. Finalists will present their work before a jury during NYTM. The winner will be announced online at the TALKING TEXTILES Conference on October 1st.
SOME SCHEDULED EVENTS: FIBRATION exhibition
Thursday, September 7th – October 14th L’SPACE Gallery 524 West 19th Street New York, NY 10011
L’SPACE gallery will present “FIBRATION” from September 7th to October 13th.
Opening reception with the Artists: September 14th 6 PM – 8 PM.
Curated by Ragna Froda, this exhibition brings together a group of distinguished artists, each with a unique mastery of textiles as their chosen medium. In today’s art world textiles have become the new expressionism. The exhibition shows a range of 2 dimensional and 3-dimensional work.
Work by: Liz Collins, Joy Curtis, Melissa Dedourian, Regina Durante Jestrow, Courtney Puckett, Michelle Segre and Denize Treizman.
MFA TEXTILES Parsons School of Design Various shows in different locations around New York.
Locations announced at a later date.
MFA Textiles is a new program within the School of Fashion at Parsons, The New School, which was originally envisioned by legendary trend forecaster Li Edelkoort and is led by the founding Director, Preeti Gopinath. Supported and mentored by a team of exceptional faculty, that includes Gabi Asfour, Anette Millington, Soojin Kang and Travis Fitch, the students are creating groundbreaking, award-winning, hybrid textiles that integrate timeless philosophical principles with craft and technology, on the bedrock of sustainability, social justice, beauty, and wellbeing.
HERE you can find all the information and the schedule of events