Diverse examples shown next to one another offer opportunities for comparison and contrast. Large-scale quilts using found linens are shown alongside small-scale photo-realistic embroideries, crocheted earrings, and stitched baskets. In whatever form, these works reflect how handcraft traditions can be incorporated—and expanded upon—to make creative, aesthetic, thoughtful, symbolic and practical statements.
The 11th From Lausanne to Beijing International Fiber Art Biennale opened online on Jan 16. The exhibition is jointly hosted by the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University and the China National Arts and Crafts Society. Over 300 works of fiber art by artists from five continents are featured in this Biennale.
” … Improvising during the painting, image-transfer processes and collaging of materials while chasing an idea at hand creates adventure in the studio where thoughts are made visible.”