TECHNOLOGY AS A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION: INTERVIEW WITH WLODZIMIERZ CYGAN
An in-depth look at the professional career of this important Polish artist who, influenced from an early age by the phenomenon of the “Polish Textile School” and the work of Magdalena Abakanowicz, chose to devote himself to textiles as the object and subject of his artistic research.
TO SAY, TO DO, TO SEW: FLORENCIA MARTINEZ
A wide overview of Florentia Martinez’s work, following her traces from the early days in Buenos Aires to her studio in Milan and her international successes.
THE CELEBRATION OF MATTER: ANDIE GRANDE
Eva Taieb, (gallery owner) owner of the Paris-based art gallery The Fibery, presents Italian-born artist Andie Grande, describing her research centred on themes of environmental commitment and the principles of eco-sustainability. Combining everyday materials, the artist creates “colourful and rich works that multiply in space and radiate their communicative energy”.
A SENSIBLE DESIGN
This article features Caravan design, a company that promotes creative projects focusing on an alternative approach to public and domestic space. By combining attention to detail with the most innovative digital techniques, Caravan’s projects address current challenges while re-evaluating tradition.
AFRAN: AESTHETIC OF THE LIMIT
Erika Lacava brings us inside the Museo della Permanente Collection in Milan, to the discovery of “Lo sconfitto” by AFRAN.
THREADS TAKE THE FLOOR: AN INTERVIEW WITH SILVIA BECCARIA
The interview with Silvia Beccaria reveals to us her artistic career of these last years, between experimentation and research, international collaborations and projects.
ART INSIDERS: THE WORD TO THE SPECIALISTS IN THE SECTOR
Elena Francia Gabriele, Manager director of EFG Art Ltd, an agency that deals with the promotion of emerging artists and artistic projects, talks about her professional but also personal experience in this sector that is as fundamental as it is complex and ever-changing, requiring managerial skills, sensitivity towards art and the artist, and the ability to grasp and pass on the meaning and message of art as a real and tangible bridge between artist, collector and the public.
MALGORZATA JABLONSKA: SHOWING THE INVISIBLE
An interview in which the artist tells us about her artistic research and explores the internal, spiritual dimension, and the fragility of the human being, succeeding in “painting the invisible”.
In this issue, the in-depth look at the places of textiles is dedicated to MURATS in Samugheo, a dynamic museum that combines the preservation of the memory and tradition of Sardinian craftsmanship with new activities linked to education, design and contemporary art.
HANNALIE TAUTE: STORIES OF COLOURS AND SHADOWS
There’s no break in continuity in life and art for Hannalie Taute, they feed off each other.
Through the words of Elena Redaelli, we discover this South African artist who invents stories of crossed threads on surfaces as black as oil, slippery and cold, made of recycled rubber.
KAY KHAN’S METAPHORICAL TEXTILE SCULPTURES:
The artist presents new works created during this long pandemic year, showing us how art can provide a possible response to the epochal changes we are experiencing, by interpreting reality in a resilient and constructive way.
COPT FABRICS AT THE MUSEUM OF PALAZZO MOCENIGO
The Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo gathers Copt fabrics from the former International Center of Arts and Costume of Palazzo Grassi, fabrics from the Correr Museum and the pieces purchased by Theodor Graf of Vienna. Carmen Romeo tells us about it for the column Homo Faber.
by Carmen Romeo
JACIN GIORDANO:A spotlight on, in which Giordano tells us how his encounter with Michelangelo’s Prisoners at the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence inspired and fascinated him, leading him to explore the search for a sculptural materiality in his paintings.
ARCHITECTURES OF THE INFINITE: INTERVIEW WITH MONICA PENNAZZI
Monica Pennazzi in her interview with Barbara Pavan tells us about her artistic research and her ephemeral thread architectures, between site-specific installations and projects for the future.