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International Exhibition of Contextile 2020 – Contemporary Textile Art Biennial

Between September 5 and October 25 2020, the city of Guimarães and its territory will host the 5th edition of a major international event: the Contemporary Textile Biennial Contextile 2020

The city and its textile community are preparing to welcome with enthusiasm, as for the past editions, the numerous national and international artists who visit and participate in each biennial. Counting on the strategic support of the Municipality of Guimarães, there will be a number of textile companies and, among others, DGartes (The Directorate-General for Arts is a central department of the Portuguese Ministry of Culture whose mission is to coordinate and implement the policies in support of the arts in Portugal, with the top priority of promoting and defining the artistic creation, as well as ensuring the universality of the arts)

CONTEXTILE 2020 will once again occupy the various cultural spaces and public areas of the city, with the aim of introducing the best of contemporary textile art, in Portugal and worldwide.

Objective: to place textile art in the context of contemporary art … a great challenge!

Sfoglia il catalogo dell’edizione 2018 QUI

In 2020, the Contextile biennial focuses its activity on the thematic concept Places of Memory, transversal to all the rubrics of its programmatic contents

The Competitive International Exhibition will be composed by 50 artworks from 50 artists, selected by an international jury who will also award an Acquisition Prize of €. 5000 and Distinctions, during the biennial’s opening. (The 50 works of the international exhibition may also be selected, during the biennial, for the ATP Acquisition prize and the ASM Acquisition prize, for the amount of € 2500).

The interested artists may apply with new creations or recent artworks, until the 1st March 2020.
The proposals and artworks submitted for the competition will need to address the textile element, through its concept, theme, techniques or materials. The artworks will have to be highly creative, original and technically competent.

Visit the web site for more details 

Photo Gallery previous edition
(photos from the Contextile 2020 website and the related gallery)

Emanuela D'Amico

English version Mi sono avvicinata al quilting nel 1992, da allora ho frequentato diversi corsi in Italia e negli USA per approfondire le tecniche del patchwork, passando dai disegni tradizionali o geometrici alle tecniche artistiche con cui posso esprimere la mia creatività. Insegno le tecniche base e avanzate dal 1998. Ho fondato la Scuola Romana Quilting nel 2015: e dal 2014 organizzo a Roma la mostra di ArtQuilting: ArteMorbida. A partire dal 2018, con la collaborazione di Maria Rosaria Roseo e altre colleghe/amiche abbiamo iniziato la pubblicazione di ArteMorbida Textile Arts Magazine. Oggi ArteMorbida è anche, finalmente, una rivista cartacea. Parola d’ordine: Divulgazione!