In conjunction with the 54th Biennale of Art, the Venice Civic Museums Foundation will host two modern textile shows, as part of its temporary exhibition program, at the Palazzo Mocenigo – Study Center for the ‘700-‘900 Textiles and Costume History.
“Miniartextil: A Textile Experience,” is curated by Luciano Caramel. Promoted and organized by the Cultural Association Arts&Arts from Como, Miniartextil is back for the 6th consecutive year in the rooms on the first floor of the Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo. The exhibition will display 54 mini-textiles selected from 413 submissions to the 2010 competition, which invited artists to present work inspired by the theme “A Day of Happiness,” based on the short stories of Nobel Prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer. The mini textiles — works that do not exceed 20 cm per side — were identified by an international jury composed of Prof. Luciano Caramel, art critic and former professor at the Catholic University of Milan and Brescia, Anic Zanzi, conservator from the Fondation Toms – Pauli, Lausanne (CH) and Keiko Kawashima, President of the KICTAC Kyoto International Contemporary Textile Art Center.
Miniartextiles is exhibited adjacent to 7 large installations including: Gabriella Crisci’s prayer rugs , “Celestial Knights Virgo” by the Lithuanian Jurate Kazakeviciute, “Plains by Night” by the Argentine duo, Toba Toba, as well as suggestive installations by the Italians, Raffaele Pen, “The Flight” and Resi Girardello, “Danae’s Oracle”. Dario Zeruto and Helene Genvrin have created “Cascada”, a 550-page sculpture-book. Anna Paola Cibin’s “The Journey,” is a large tapestry inspired by places described by Marco Polo in the “Million”.
The exhibition in Venice concludes the 2010 Miniartextil tour, which opened in Como, last Fall and was later displayed in Paris at the Hotel de Ville de Montrouge, February 5 to 25 and in Milan at Super Studio Più Myowngallery within the Milan Fashion Week, March 1-10.