What will you read on the April issue of ArteMorbida Textile Arts Magazine?
Content previews: many, interesting, stimulating new articles, an art magazine you won’t be able to do without!
THE EMOTIONAL LINE OF TEXTILE ART IN MIMMO TOTARO’S WORK
Whether drawn lines or stretched threads, Mimmo Totaro’s complex geometries, executed through rigorous precision and skilful technique, become poetry; relational, they open up to space and the viewer with the aim of emotion. Following his work’s trajectory, we witness the history of Italian textile art expressed by the artist’s commitment to disseminating this visual language and connected research, thanks to the creation, in collaboration with Nazzarena Bortolaso, of Miniartextil, a seminal textile art event in the international art scene.
An interview tracing some moments in Sheila Pepe’s artistic career. The artist proposes a feminist perspective through her work, a reflection that encourages new cultural horizons and transforms gender stereotypes
BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES OF AN ANTHROPOCENTRIC VISION: AN INTERVIEW WITH KATSURA TAKASUKA
Katsura Takasuka’s artistic practice explores the relationship between man and nature, using textiles as the key to interpreting this complex relationship and proposing the successful completion of the anthropocentric perspective of reality through an in-depth study of materials, their origin and processing. He tells us about it in this interview.
PLURAL FEMININE: HODA TAWAKOL
Born in Egypt and raised between France and Germany, Hoda Tawakol faces through her textile sculptures, overflowing with vitality and generous in shapes and colors, the biological, social and cultural instances of the female universe. In the interview for ArteMorbida she explains forms and contents of her research and artistic practice.
TEXTILE VIRTUOSITIES: ELAINE LONGTEMPS’S SCULPTURES
A closer look at the professional journey of this interesting visual artist who, after a beginning dedicated to painting, drawing and engraving, turned her attention to fibers, finding in the rope the sculptural potential that painting did not seem to offer her and thus marking the transition towards the three-dimensional work.
Artist Jean Lurçat is internationally known, and his name is linked to the post-war renaissance of French tapestry.
The Galerie Chevalier presents “Le Bois,” an exceptional tapestry in terms of size and subject matter. In the archives of the Tabard workshop, research has been carried out which assures us that we are dealing with an absolutely unique piece. Definitely a private order.
DECLINATIONS OF TAPESTRIES BETWEEN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: THE ANTONIO VEROLINO GALLERY
Founded in 2015 in the very centre of Modena by Antonio Verolino, the eponymous gallery offers textile works that combine ancient manufacturing knowledge with the experimentation of contemporary art. The result of this contamination is a collection of tapestries in constant evolution that blends the talent of historicized, established or emerging artists with the mastery of weavers. Its founder tells us about these years of activity in an interview by Barbara Pavan.
COMMITMENT AND PROVOCATION IN THE DYSTOPIAN TAPESTRIES OF GOSHKA MACUGA AT THE FONDAZIONE PRADA IN MILAN
Spectral woods, burned-out forests, wandering animals. But also, mundane scenarios, open and crowded like film sets. Decontextualized places, brought so close to the viewer as to make him a participant, as if he could actually enter them physically. In the brightest rooms of the Fondazione Prada in Milan, next to the long windows overlooking the outskirts of the city in transformation, the large tapestries of Goshka Macuga unfold gloomy perspectives of dystopian worlds in grey scale, dialoguing illusively with the space through alienating illusionistic breakthroughs.
THE “OPEN DOOR” RESTORATION OF THE FLEMISH TAPESTRIES IN MARSALA interview with Simona Casiglia and Gaetano Scancarello.
Interview with Simona Casiglia (Technical Director) and Gaetano Scancarello (Sole Director) of Scancarello srl., the company responsible for restoring the precious Flemish tapestries kept in Marsala. The project is part of the restoration of the City Museum and the bequest donated by Mons. Antonino Lombardo to the Chiesa Madre.
CHAT – HONG KONG
CHAT, Hong Kong’s Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, housed in a former cotton mill building, combines the textile industry’s history with a contemporary cultural agenda to engage a broad audience through the expressive medium of textiles. In this interview, Wang Weiwei, currently the curator of CHAT’s exhibitions and collections, discusses her stimulating studies to develop and promote textile art.
JENNE GILES: a Spotlight dedicated to the works of Jenne Giles, a visual artist who has been exploring felting with wool across various mediums including sculpture, painting, and wearable art since 2005. Her work involves concepts of gender, identity, consumerism, culture, memory, and mortality.