*featured photo: Emotional Heart di MARISA IOTTI (Italia)
Curator: Žydre Ridulytė
Gallery “Arka” – Vilnius – Lituania
OCtober 28 – November 26
With support from Lithuanian Artists’ Association
Cristiana Fasano. I am who am I? (Italy)
The International Biennial of Textile Miniatures, which started in 1992 and is held every two years at the Arka Gallery and reflects contemporary textile art, is being organized for the 12th time this year. The latest collection of the biennial, consisting of works by artists from 24 different countries, is dedicated to the narrative of a visiting card as a small-format recognizable sign, presenting an author’s unique style, mastered technique, or researched themes that shape the artist’s identity.
Piotr Pandyra. Passport (Poland)
In this exhibition, the participants look at the visiting card in various ways – historical, ideological, social, artistic – and examine not only the themes of personal experiences but also the themes of memory.
The size standard set in the early 20th century was the format of one cigarette’s length and seven cigarettes’ width, as the cards were stored in tobacco packaging.
Austė Guogaitė. My plane flies to Japan (Lithuania)
Modern technology has made a visiting card an attribute of everyday life, and a variety of technologies are used to produce it. Modern technology has pushed the visiting card as a physical object into the margins of social communication. It is very often replaced by digital formats for the exchange of contact information. These are “becoming friends on Facebook or LinkedIn, following each other on Instagram, and so on. Nevertheless, the metaphorical meaning of the visiting card has remained. The latter is reflected in the collection of this year’s biennial, formed from the works proposed during the open call, of which more than seventy were selected for the exhibition by the jury.
Alexandra Knie. Posidonia oceanica (Herbarium Hybridum) (Spain)
List of participants:
José Antonio Rodríguez Aguilar (Mexico), Marija Ančić (Croatia), Arlite (France), Antra Augustinovica (Latvia), Ieva Baltrėnaitė (Lithuania), Eglė Ganda Bogdanienė (Lithuania), Danguolė Brogienė (Lithuania), Rubén González Calzada (Spain), Virginija Degenienė (Lithuania), Emilia Domańska (Poland), Tomasz Drozdz (Poland), Assumpcio Espada (Spain), Cristiana Fasano (Italy), Tomasz Frasoński (Poland), Maria Fulkova (Slovakia), Austė Guogaitė (Lithuania), Nana Hamada (Japan), Sirpa Hannele Heinonen (Finland), Irmgard Hofer-Wolf (Austria), Mária Hromadová (Czech Republic), Zuzana Hromadová (Czech Republic), Ike (Belgium), Romualdas Inčirauskas (Lithuania), Zita Inčirauskienė (Lithuania), Marisa Iotti (Italy), Lina Jonikė (Lithuania), Žydrūnė Kriūkaitė Juciuvienė (Lithuania), Konrad Juściński (Poland), Perry Rioja Karen (Mexico), Virginija Kirvelienė (Lithuania), Kristine Kligina (Latvia), Alexandra Knie (Spain), Maruta Konceviča (Latvia), Rolands Krutovs (Latvia), Violeta Laužonytė (Lithuania), Kamilė Lisauskaitė (Lithuania), Renata Meirelles (Brasil), Jūratė Mitalienė (Lithuania), Rūta Naujalytė (Norway), Susana Negre (Spain), Patricia Negreira (Argentina), Anna Maria Orban (Romania), Alexandra Ostrovskaya (Russia), Piotr Pandyra (Poland), Patrizia Panizzolo (Italy), Stefanija Paukštytė (Lithuania), Jūratė Petruškevičienė (Lithuania), Kristina Petukhina (Russia), Anna Plotnikova (Russia), Ramunė Pogoželskaitė (Lithuania), Marie Pourchot (France), Jeannine de Raeymaecker (Belgium), Lina Ringelienė (Lithuania), Edita Sabockytė-Skudienė (Lithuania), Charlotte Schmid-Maybach (USA), Aušra Sedlevičiūtė (Lithuania), Zane Shumeiko (Estonia), Marijona Sinkevičienė (Lithuania), Annelies Slabbynck (Belgium), Torella Alice K. Szegedi (Hungary), Alevtina Ščepanova (Lithuania), Yen-Yu Tseng (Taiwan), Roberta Vaigeltaitė-Vasiliūnienė (Lithuania), Andrea Van der Kuil (Netherlands), Tania Verhasselt (Belgium), Zinaida Vogėlienė (Lithuania), Yeh Hsiu Wei (Taiwan), Hanna Wojdała-Markowska (Poland), Natalya Zheliostova (Russia), Erika Zutere (Latvia), Ugnė Žilytė (Lithuania), Severija Žukauskytė (Lithuania).
Rūta Naujalytė. Open Up (Norway)