Curated by: Barbara Pavan
Promoted by ArteMorbida Textile Arts Magazine
Sponsored by Comune di Bergamo, IILA International Italo-Latin American Organisation
Venue: Aula dell’Ex Ateneo, Piazza Reginaldo Giuliani, Bergamo Città Alta
Dates: from Friday 27 January to Sunday 12 February 2023
Weekdays 11am-6pm; public holidays 10am-7pm
The exhibition FIBERSTORMING will open on Friday 27 January 2023, at 5:30 p.m., at the Aula dell’Ex Ateneo, Piazza Reginaldo Giuliani, Bergamo Città Alta. The show is promoted by ArteMorbida Textile Arts, curated by Barbara Pavan, sponsored by the Municipality of Bergamo and IILA the Italo-Latin American International Organization and is included in the programme of events of Bergamo and Brescia Capitals of Culture 2023.
The exhibition project is part of the SALONE ITALIA and is included in the events for the 25th Anniversary of the WTA World Textile Art, that celebrates its silver jubilee with the 10th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art in fifteen countries around the world, having as its main venue the city of Miami in Florida and the “25 ARTISTS WTA” Salons in the various member countries.
The exhibition presents the works of twenty-five artists of different generations coming from diverse backgrounds and geographic origins and active in the Italian and international contemporary art scene: Elham M. Aghili, Jorgelina Alessandrelli, Reyhaneh Alikhani, Elizabeth Aro, Silvia Beccaria, Susanna Cati, Cenzo Cocca, Kela Cremaschi, Daniela Frongia, Loredana Galante, Giulio Locatelli, Clara Luiselli, Camilla Marinoni, Florencia Martinez, Laura Mega, Lucia Bubilda Nanni, Giulia Nelli, Federica Patera and Andrea Sbra Perego, Daniela Perego, Elena Redaelli, Valeria Scuteri, Maria Jole Serreli, Giulia Spernazza, Mimmo Totaro, Davide Viggiano.
FIBERSTORMING is aimed at bringing the languages of fibre art closer to a wider public in a territory that has a long and successful tradition in the textile industry. The affirmation of this medium in research and artistic practice since the beginning of the last century has progressively freed it from classifications linked to female or craft activities, highlighting its communicative and evocative character and paving the way for an experimental evolution that has consolidated its explorative and assertive dimension in form as well as content. The invited artists investigate urgent instances of contemporaneity in works realised through a multiplicity of textile techniques and materials.
The exhibition will be complemented by three open studios visits: Giulio Locatelli, Saturday 4 February, 10.30am-6pm, Spazio Fase, Via Daniele Pesenti 1, Alzano Lombardo; Camilla Marinoni: Saturday 11 February, 2.30pm-6pm, Via Suardi 67 B, Bergamo; Clara Luiselli Saturday 11 February, 2pm-7pm, at Traffic Gallery (opposite GAMEC), Via San Tomaso 92 (buzz in to be taken to floor +1).
The SPECIAL published by ArteMorbida dedicated to FIBERSTORMING is available at the exhibition venue.