*Featured photo: Biennale di Fiber Art di Spoleto 2018/19
Spoleto, December 8, 2021 – January 16, 2022
Curated by Maria Giuseppina Caldarola and Margherita Labbe
Palazzo della Signoria (ex Museo Civico) Palazzo Comunale (ex Monte di Pietà)
Museo nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto – Rocca Albornoziana Galleria Officina d’Arte&Tessuti, Spoleto
Opening 11 AM Wednesday December 8, Palazzo Comunale Via Saffi, 12
After skipping a year due to the pandemic, the Fiber Art Biennial, returns to Spoleto with its second edition, from December 8, 2021, to January 16, 2022. The event has received the Patronage of Regione Umbria, the Comune di Spoleto, and the Museo nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto – Rocca Albornoziana (National Museum of the Dukedom of Spoleto) which has additionally provided a showroom within the Rocca. The CAOS Art center in Terni will host a gathering on November 20th for a preview presentation of the Biennial.
There are four showrooms: four places where to center Art and reflect upon it. The founding theme of the Biennial is Research, both conducted by dedicated public institutions, and by private associations and groups.
‘Testimonianze’ (‘Testimonials’) is the space devoted to guest artists who represent Italian Fiber Art, some who often favor fiber as a medium, and others who show a non-exclusive preference for this medium. An ecosystem where individual contribution can be perceived as participating in a common worldview of art and culture.
Since the first edition, the promoters have chosen to showcase the works of students from the Fine Arts Academy who are looking for their own artistic expression through language, materials, and techniques, alongside established Artists. The latter carry rich experience and research work that has made them outstanding in the field of Fiber Art. This answers the need to explore through concrete practices contemporary Art trends in Fiber Art.
Academies and Artists express themselves by often singling out extremely current topics. The environmental crisis, life during pandemic, circular economy, recycling. With this in mind, the biennial has continued its collaboration with the luxury cashmere clothing company Galassia from Perugia through the project ‘Ritagli d’Autore. Nuove declinazioni del riuso’ (‘Signature Scraps. New shapes of recycling’) curated by Margherita Labbe. The Fine Arts Academies of Brera, Carrara, Catania, Foggia, Lecce, Roma, Torino, Urbino, Venezia have joined and sponsored the project.
The Fine Arts Academy of Bologna is participating with the four works of five students in Architectural Decoration. The promoters wished to invite this institution to offer visitors other elements of Research in the Arts through the language of Fiber Art. Of note is the project ‘Patrimonio, risorse per lo spazio pubblico, strumenti per la progettazione artistica contemporanea’ (‘Patrimony, resources for public spaces, tools for contemporary art planning’) supported by the Academy and the Bologna Musei/Musei Civici d’Arte Antica, curated by Professor Vanna Romualdi. The site specific multisensory installation within Rocca Albornoziana is part of this project.
Our partner, DARS of Udine is present with selected works from the latest edition of the Artist’s Book Biennial of Udine, as well as the work of four artists currently active in the association.
The gallery Officina d’Arte & Tessuti is hosting seven fiber artists called to create the project ‘Una nuova materia di espressività creativa: il feltro’ (A new creative expression material: felt), curated by Lydia Predominato and Eva Basile.
Underlining the synesthetic nature of the Association Officina d’Arte & Tessuti, there is an event devoted to music on December 11 at 11 AM, the inaugural concert in Sala Pegasus (music by P. Hindemith, R. Strauss, L. Dallapiccola).
Preview presentation at CAOS Art center of Terni, Saturday November 20, 5 PM
Inauguration: December 8, 11 AM, Via Saffi, 12
When: December 8, 2021 – January 16, 2022
Where: Palazzo della Signoria (ex Museo Civico), Piazza Duomo
Palazzo Comunale (ex Monte di Pietà), Via Saffi 12; Museo Nazionale del Ducato – Rocca Albornoz
Galleria Officina d’arte & Tessuti Via Plinio il Giovane 6/8;
Hours: ex Museo Civico//ex Monte di Pietà Fri – Sun 11 AM – 6 PM, galleria OAT Fri – Sun 11 AM – 6 PM (reservations mandatory: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rocca Albornoz: Mon – Tue, Thu – Sun 9:30 AM – 6 PM; closed on Wednesdays.
Open everyday 11 AM – 1 PM — 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM from December 27 to January 6.
Design and coordination: M. Giuseppina Caldarola, Pierfrancesco Caprio Organizzazione Associazione Culturale Officina d’Arte e Tessuti
Installation Pierfrancesco Caprio
Media partner ARTEMORBIDA – Textile art Magazine
‘Testimonials’: Tiziana Abretti, Riccardo Ajossa, Silvia Beccaria, Loretta Cappanera, Silvia Giani, Ilaria Margutti, Cristina Mariani, Anna Moro Lin, Bahar Hamzehpour, Lydia Predominato, Annacarla Scanu, Virginia Ryan, Manuela Toselli
‘Academies’ (faculty, students, and alumni)
Bologna: Camilla Callarelli, Nikola Filipović, Elham M. Aghili, Songy Du, Khorshid Pouyan Brera: Valerio Ambiveri, Danilo Ferrero, Chiara Giorgetti, Margherita Labbe, Lucia Bonomo, Mivhele, bruna, Elisa Camozzi, Martina Chiodini, Jessica Fanchini, Giulia Gentilcore and Irene Lupia, Maria D. Iuculano, Natalia, lenini, Vanella Lobosco, Serena Lombardi, Luana Pulici, Giulia Roncucci, Clemente Rossi, Lorenzo Silvestrini, Giulia Soldi, Giuseppe Stornello, Alice Vercesi, Chiara Vitali
Carrara: Carla Crosio, Mattia Barone, Violetta Reho, Flavia Spasari
Catania: Marcella Barone, Cristina Agnello, Andrea Cacciola, Gabriele Fazio, Diego
Greco and Domenico Litrico
Foggia: Laura Scaringi, Sara P. Bonassisa, Alessandra Fuzio, Grazia P. Galante, Nunzia
Inchingolo, Paolo Anguilano
Lecce: Aida Dzhafarova, Carmina A. Falcione, Giulia Villani
Naples: Angela Vinciguerra e Maria Tirotta, Andrea Apicella e Christian Lamberti, Maria
D’Apuzzo, Noemi Frezza, Angelo Pisano e Sabina Maresca, Gloria Rea e
Rome: Patrizia Bisonni e Antonella Marotta, Gianluca Murasecchi, Alessandra M. Porfidia
Turin: Ornella Rovera, Valentina Avonda, Linda Biella, Greta Manzone, Elisa Massimino,
Samanta Orsi, Lei Tong
Urbino: Giancarlo Lepore, Ana M. Dinu, Adrian G. Joita e Nadia Latessa, Simone Leanza,
Venice: Elena Armellini, Beatrice Bellet, Gaia Bellini, Angela Trione
DARS Artists: Silvia Braida, Manuela Collini, Renza Moreale, Maddalena Valerio
DARS Artist’s Book of Udine Selection: LECCE FINE ARTS ACADEMY: Grazia Tagliente, Angelica Cazzetta, Chiara Funiati///FINE ARTS FACULTY – COMPLUTENSE UNIVERSITY OF MADRID: Belén Armario Rodríguez, Nahia Bedialauneta Coira, José Javier Fernández Calderón, Olga Muñoz Montero, Marta Aguilar Moreno, Carmen Hidalgo De Cisneros Wilckens, Mónica Oliva Lozano ///PALERMO FINE ARTS ACADEMY: Martina Carollo, Teodora Pirau, Chiara Maria Piva, Margherita Spera, Francesca Genna
Felt: Elham M. Aghili, Annamaria Atturo, Daniela Costanzo Giorgio, Barbara Girardi, Grazia Santi, Chiara Valentini, Esther Weber
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Mandatory Green Pass to access the showrooms, according to DECRETO-LEGGE 8 ottobre 2021, n. 139 e DECRETO-LEGGE 23 luglio 2021 n. 105.