TRAMANDA “From Weaving to Fiber Art”

Italiano (Italian)

Tramanda is a tribute to the strong and historical textile identity of the City of Chieri, known for its weaving since the Middle Ages.

The artistic routes that will enrich the streets and the most prominent locations, have been designed to tell visitors about the city’s textile tradition and its artistic evolution arrived at Fiber Art, the international language that borrows the techniques of weavers to give rise to works of extraordinary beauty and charm.

When we talk about Fiber Art in Chieri we are talking about the Civic Collection Tramed’Autore, an institutional project that came into being in 1998 as part of the homonymous Biennials, organized on the idea of the Dutch artist Martha Nieuwenhuijs, and which now has almost 200 works of international caliber.

A collection that continues to be enriched thanks to the Young Fiber Contest, an international competition of Fiber Art now in its second edition, aimed at young Fiber Artists under 35 who, in their poetic and formal journey express the spirit of the Fiber philosophy. The competition was made possible thanks to the offer of the patron Giancarlo Sponga, husband of MarialuisaSponga, one of the most significant exponents of the artistic movement and author of numerous works from the Civic Collection.

Around the absolute protagonist of the exhibition Tramanda, the Young Fiber Contest – Urban Dialogues, exhibitions, concerts, street art performances are developed giving rise to artistic paths in which the thread will be the textile medium combined in different expressions within the reach of the small and large public.


Young Fiber Contest – Urban Dialogues

Exhibition of contemporary art with an exhibition of Fiber Art works that participated in the Contest. Inside, a great tribute to MarialuisaSponga and the setting up of two thematic islands dedicated to Lydia Predominato and Sergio Agosti, extraordinary and refined artists of international renown.


Saturday 13 May, 4 p.m.

with a performance by the Orchestra MusicaManens that will perform an engaging transposition into music, conceived and created by Maestro Andrea Damiano Cotti, the work of the artist in competition Eugenio Perner, “Tension and decomposition”.


from Sunday 14 May to Sunday 18 June

Friday 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 10am-12pm / 3pm-7pm


Imbiancheria del Vajro

via Imbiancheria, 12

Tramanda’s Artists

Marie-Noëlle Fontan è un’artista francese di Tolosa

Nikola Filipović – Montenegro – He lives in Bologna

Livia Ugolini – Bologna

Bahareh Pashang – Iran

Isaura Ramirez – Rep. Dominicana

Emily Little – Nuova Zelanda

Vagaram Choudhary – Jodhpur, India

Tracciati Urbani (Urban Routes)

Exhibition by the group TraLicciwith suggestive personal readings of the urban tracks by local fiber artists and from all over Italy


Saturday 13 May, 6.30 p.m.


from Saturday 13 May to Sunday 18 June

Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. / 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Opesso Palace

via San Giorgio, 3

Thematic exhibition dedicated to Martha Nieuwenhuijs

Extraordinary collection of specialist publications donated by Martha Nieuwenhuijs, an internationally trained artist to whom the City of Chieri owes the creation of the Fiber Art Biennial and the birth of the Tramed’Autore Collection.


from Monday 15 May to Saturday 17 June

Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday 9 am – 12.30 pm


Civic Library

via Vittorio Emanuele II, 1

Concert of classical music

Performance by the young orchestra “MusicaManens” tribute to the initiatives related to Fiber Art


Saturday, May 13, 9:30 p.m.


Sala Conceria

via della Conceria 2

The thread of History 2017

– Exposition of the didactic works of the schools adhering to the projects Orditi e TrameEffetto Paceand Knowing and experimenting the techniques of Bandera Embroidery

– Guided tour of the Museum

– Workshop Creative weaving and embroidery Bandera for children


Sunday 14 May 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. / 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Monday 15 May 9 am – 12.30 pm / 2 pm – 5 pm


Textile Museum

via Demaria 10

Bandera Embroidery Exhibitions

Exposition of the works of the Association Amici del Ricamo Bandera in two opticians’ shops of the centre


From Sunday, May 14 to Sunday, June 18, opening hours of shops


Ottica Rubini – via Vittorio Emanuele II 67

Chieri People – via Vittorio Emanuele II 44

Leumann Collection in Chieri

exhibition of the artistic heritage from the historic collection of the Leumann Village of Collegno


From Saturday 20 May to Friday 30 June


Tuesday to Saturday 9.30 a.m. – 7.30 p.m.


Pepe Arte Contemporanea at Mondadori – via Vittorio Emanuele II, 42

San Carlo schools “sul filo dell’abito”…

Exhibition of clothes from the Ilda Bianciotto Collection.

Particular exhibition of a sculpture dress dedicated to Tramanda made for the occasion with fabrics donated by a textile reality in the province of Chieti.


From Saturday 27th May to Sunday 18th June


Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. / 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.


Chapel Church of San Filippo – via Vittorio Emanuele II 61

Le basi della Fiber Art – The Basics of Fiber Art

Presentation of the book written by the DAMSS, the acronym with which the artists and designers Daniela Arnoldi, environmental engineer, and Marco Sarzi-Sartori, architect, sign their works


Saturday, May 27 at 10 a.m.


Civic Library

via Vittorio Emanuele II, 1

The path of Zadar

Curated by Tegi Canfari, exhibition of large artistic sheets in an exclusive location


Sunday 28 May, 10am – 6pm


Giardino della Consolata

via San Giorgio

The big blanket… in Chieri

The collective installation, 4 metres wide and 12 metres long, is composed of many elements that together tell of possible relationships, possible expressive languages and the enhancement of artistic making also through textile materials.

La grandecoperta is an initiative promoted by Le ArtiPossibili di Milano with the contribution of artists, fiber artists, art masters, groups belonging to different contexts.


From Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 4, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


piazza Cavour 3

Art binds the city

Event of Art Knitting by the Cooperative Rebirth


Saturday 10 June


piazza Cavour

Textile Museum

Special opening of the museum on Sundays of Tramanda events


Sunday 14, 21 and 28 May 2017

Sunday 4, 11 and 18 June 2017

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.


via Demaria 10

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