TECHNOLOGY AS A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION: INTERVIEW WITH ESSER/HORN
Textile design and engineering: different backgrounds come together in the great works of Barbara Essern and Wolfgang Horn in which the textile element is crucial. They explain the genesis of their work, the dynamics of Maria Rosaria Roseo
S.O.B: STEFANO OGLIARI BADESSI…OR SOBS OF REALITY
We also present atypical sculptures in the interview with Stefano Ogliari Badessi (S.O.B.), a nomadic artist by definition, creator and author of a large installation created for the 30th edition of Miniartextil in Como.
DIANA SCHERER. DOMESTICATION AND COLLABORATION: HUMAN AND NATURAL ENTANGLEMENTS
Elena Redaelli talks to us about domestication and collaboration, about new entanglements between man and nature in her article on Diana Scherer, a visual artist of German origin who lives and works in Holland.
PRAISE OF EXUBERANCE: THE SOFT ARTWORKS BY CLEMENCIA LABIN
Large, soft, colorful: Clemencia Labin’s sculptures come from an imaginary world that draws on the artist’s personal experience, her emotional memory and the exuberance of Caribbean sensitivity. She tells us about them in Maria Rosaria Roseo‘s great interview.
DARK UNCLES AND OTHER STORIES. INTERVIEW WITH KLAAS ROMMELEARE
Discover with us Klaas Rommeleare’s work in Barbara Pavan‘s interview, following his thread from the debut in the world of fashion to the large, embroidered puppets of Dark Uncles.
FASHION REVOLUTION AND ORANGE FIBER: NEW PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE FASHION
There are many factors that in recent years have triggered a real revolution in the world of fashion, which now faces the need for sustainability and compatibility of the textile industry with nature. A highly topical theme that Elisa Monfasani writes about in her in-depth article.
BROWNGROTTA ARTS is the protagonist of our column dedicated to Art Insiders. In Maria Rosaria Roseo‘s interview, Rhonda Brown and Tom Grotta, founders of the gallery that has been exhibiting great international Fiber Art for over thirty years, talk about the role of this language in the contemporary art world.
SPINNING DOLLS BY LILIANE LIJN
For the column dedicated to works of Fiber Art in museums, we take you to the Museo della Canapa in Sant’Anatolia di Narco, whose permanent collection includes Spinning dolls by the American artist Liliane Lijn.
THE PERCEPTION OF SPACE: ALESSANDRO LUPI’S LIGHT THREAD
Alessandro Lupi, an experimenter with techniques and materials including Light Art, Fiber Art and sculpture, talks about himself in Claudia Bottini‘s interview, which traces the stages of a constantly evolving artistic career.
TEXTILES AS A DOCUMENT OF HANDS AT WORK: AK JANSEN
Maria Rosaria Roseo takes us to the discovery of Ak Jansen’s work, a Brooklyn based Dutch artist, whose works range from soft sculptures to ceramics, speaking of daily life, creative processes, relationships and care.
PAGES OF TEXTILE CULTURE
Carmen Romeo gives us pages of culture to get to know the precious legacy of our textile heritage. In this issue she offers us an in-depth look at the history of weaving in Friuli, and in Carnia in particular.