11/6/2015 - 4.30pm
On 11 June 2015 PIASA will stage a novel sale devoted to the art of textiles
in all their forms.
The auction of Textile Art will feature around a hundred works by artists whose approach is located at the crossrods of sculpture and applied art, seeking to redefine techniques and aesthetics.
Exhibitions like Decorum at the Paris Musée d’Art Moderne in 2013 and Fiber Art, currently touring the United States (ICA in Boston, Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Iowa Western Art Center…), reflect a growing interest in the use of textiles in art: the Espace Louis Vuitton in Paris is currently staging an exhibition about the use of Thread in art.
‘Abandoning the image to an aesthetic concept based solely on material – whether woven or not – amounts to a profound redefining of textile art, one that derives from the deconstruction of techniques and language’ writes Danièle Molinari in the Decorum exhibition catalogue.
The notion of textile art includes works made from both traditional materials like wool, rope or linen and other, less familiar ones like horsehair, metal or vegetable fibre. There is alo recourse to such varied techniques as splicing, stringing and weaving, and interest in the idea of folding and lattice-work. Such age-old techniques have been integrated into the artistic field since the 1960s, in works that reroute ancestral tradition – sometimes with sly humour.
The sale offers works by such pioneering post-war artists, and their successors from the 1960s and ‘70s, as Guidette Carbonnel, Josep Royo, Marta de Oliveira Cézar, Thomas Gleb, Francis Wilson, Pierre Daquin, Simone Prouvé, Sheila Hicks, Daniel Graffin, Pierrette Bloch, Sara Holt, Karen Hansen and Tapta.
Contemporary artists like Angelo Filomeno, Jérémy Gobé, Aurélie Mathigot, Alexandre da Cunha and Ghada Amer will also be represented. All these artists have made thread or textiles a key element of a their work. Whether known as Fiber Art Textiles, Soft Art or Textile Design, this powerful field of expression blending tradition and modernity, combining different techniques, creativity and know-how.
A talk chaired by Danielle Molinari will be organized few days before the auction.
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