Museo di Palazzo Palazzo Mocenigo

Mocenigo Palace

2010 MINIARTEXTIL...e lucean le stelle


…E lucean le stelle…, the famous novel based on Puccini’s “Tosca”, is the theme the artists from all over the world have worked on to mark the celebrations of the International Year of Astronomy proclaimed by the UNO and UNESCO.

The theme of all the works on display – 54 mini-textiles and 6 installations – is the universe and its evocative power, representing the results of studies in a new research field that explores the space between the earth and sky, drawing inspiration from the movement of the plants or the different constellation forms. Many of the works on display either highlight light, present kinetic effects, or the dynamic texture of “flights” into space and time.

Fiber Art, a contemporary expressive form in which string, fibre, and fabric are used in all imaginable forms and materials with an innovative independence that is expressed today in continuously developing structures and artwork, is coming back to Palazzo Mocenigo for the fifth time since 2006.

Curated by Luciano Caramel, in the hall on the first floor of the museum the exhibition includes 54 mini-textiles (small-sized fiber art works 20x20x20 cm) by artists from 40 different countries and 6 installations, 5 of which are of large dimensions by the Japanese artists Kyoko Tsujita,Takushi Aono, Shihoko Fukumoto, Makiko Wakisaka, Sumiko Tasaka as well as a textile sculpture by the Italian Elisa Nicolaci – on display between the entrance hall on the ground floor and the hall on the first floor.