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*Featured photo: Arnaud Rochard, Tournai II (détail), 2020. © TAMAT

Translation by Marina Dlacic

TAMAT Musée de la Tapisserie et des Arts Textiles de la Fedération Wallonie-Bruxelles,
Place Reine-Astrid 9, B-7500 Tournai, Belgio

Artists: Eva Dinneweth, Charlotte Stuby, Jehanne Paternostre, Lina Manousogioannaki, Maïlys Lecoeuvre, Arnaud Rochard, Lisa Plaut et Pétra Vanwichelen
until February 13, 2022
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The development of announcements for artists is an international phenomenon, in continuous expansion.

One of the main goals of TAMAT has consisted, for 40 years, in the drive and support of emerging creation through the offer of scholarships in view of the realization of artistic research which ends with a collective exhibition and the publication of a catalog. The museum offers a creative space for a selection of artists from all disciplines who wish to develop a project within a cultural place, experience it and share it with the public.The principle is that of temporarily granting, free of charge, a space-laboratory to four artists in order to promote the realization of their experimental artistic project by sheperding  them, providing financial means, an administrative and technical team and timely accommodation. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 selection has been extended to 2021 to allow artists to conduct in-depth research and prepare the moment of the demonstration in a serene way.

It is therefore the culmination of nearly 24 months of intense exploration by the beneficiaries of the TAMAT research award that marks a turning point for some of them.

This exhibition marks the end of an unprecedented journey for most of the participants around the multidisciplinary textile practice, of which TAMAT stands out today as an essential place of reflection to best respond to the challenges of disseminating contemporary arts to the general public.

R20-21 offers an evocative retrospective of the reflections of players engaged in the art world, whatever their initial prism: sculpture, painting, ceramics, photography, styling, engraving, drawing.


Petra Vanwichelen (1967) Lives and works in Opwijk. Graduated in painting from Sint-Lucas Brussels. Pétra breaks the two-dimensional structure with a multidisciplinary practice. She manages to poetically transform soft materials into assemblages of light. Experimenting with different materials, the artist explores individual and collective memory. It subtly shifts the focus from the material to the immaterial. The elusive, the metaphysical and the ephemeral.

Eva Dinneweth (1995) Lives and works in Brugge. Graduated from LUCA, Gent School of Arts, her favorite materials are objects, everyday things, which she transforms through simple actions. With her idiosyncratic imagery, Eva Dinneweth studies the relationships that arise from sight . Sight functions as a sensory organ in the construction of our inner world. Objects and their relationship with space and our body play an important role here. Through play and chance, the artist constructs her own visual reality. A frame for the eye.

Charlotte Stuby (1989) Lives and works in Brussels. After a degree in Visual Arts at the ECAL in Lausanne (CH) in 2013, Charlotte continued her studies in Belgium where she obtained a Masters in Textile Design at the LUCA School of Arts in Ghent in 2017. She has participated in several exhibitions in Switzerland as well as in Belgium. Her book Creature in Reality was published by Grafische Cel Gent in 2018.

Jehanne Paternostre (1976) Lives and works in Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve. Graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels (drawing) and in History, Jehanne is interested in memory and its traces, monuments and documents, between conservation and disappearance. In particular she has dealt with places linked to the two world wars such as the Fort of Bondues (Lille) or the military cemetery of Marchiovelette (Namur). Her work has received the Horlait-Dapsens Foundation Award and the Woluwé-Saint-Pierre Arts Award and has been the subject of publications in the magazines La Part de l’Œil and Mémoires en jeu.

Maïlys Lecoeuvre (1991) Lives and works in Saint-Amand-les-Eaux. Graduated from the Académie des Beaux-Arts de Tournai in painting, pictorial and three-dimensional research, her work of embroidery, installation, photography and performance questions memory, the anxiety of passing time, oblivion, collective and individual identity.

Lina Manousogiannaki (1976) Lives and works in Brussels. Born in Athens, Lina graduated in Archeology, History and Art History from the University of Crete. She started with self-taught photography. At the end of 2013 she moved to Belgium. The same year she received the FDC Award from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve for her project combining archeology and photography. Since then she has exhibited her works in various national and international events.

Arnaud Rochard, Tournai II (détail), 2020. © TAMAT

Arnaud Rochard (1986) Lives and works in Madrid and Guérande. Arnaud graduated from the European School of Art in Brittany. He currently resides at the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid where he develops a transdisciplinary work between engraving, painting and ceramics. In 2018 he received the Creation Grant from the DRAC Pays de Loire and, in 2019, the Pierre Cardin Award for engraving from the Académie des Beaux Arts. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions and his work has been the subject of several solo exhibitions, in particular at the Galerie Maïa Muller, the Chantier Art House, Villa Boesch or the Galerie Félix Frachon.

Lisa Plaut (1982) Studied at the University of Paris 8 and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Her work questions the relationship with the history of art and the existence of a shared visual culture. The various craft techniques are diverted to manually create images that escape chronology.


Located in the museum district, in the heart of Tournai, TAMAT is a place dedicated to tapestry and textile arts. Through new exhibitions and mediation activities, the museum preserves, studies, enriches and highlights a reference collection that allows its traceability and discover five and a half centuries of linen and textile heritage. TAMAT highlights the work of artists and craftsmen from the 15th century to the present day. TAMAT textile collections are presented in permanent and temporary exhibitions and constitute a wealth in historical, artistic and technical terms.