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5. Internationaler Betonac-Preis

20 March to 26 May 2002

  Thanks to the generosity of the initiator and patroness of art, Betty Boulez-Cuykx, it is now already for the fourth time that the St.Gallen Textile Museum has the opportunity to exhibit the selected works of the 5th International Betonac Competition on its premises.

In the invitation to the competition, prospective participants were asked to make artistic in textile materials and textile techniques, and to display a certain transparency.
405 artists from 37 countries submited portfolios to the 2000 competition, an important platform for artists. The most expressive works then had to be selected from among 744 contributions. This was done by a panel of judges that was made up of international experts. The exhibition now consitst of 36 works by 34 artists, alongside individual works by Betty Boulez-Cuykx, who is herself an artist. The 5th Betonac Prize again envinces high artistic standarts.

The selected works could first be seen in the provincial Beguine church of Sint Truiden from 23 September to 29 October 2000, where the prizes were also awarded.

the Effects of Wind, by Donna Lish

  The young Japanese artist Kaori Hosozawa was awarded the first prize for her extremely sensitive work in several parts, Pearl Oyster. Her work is characterised by its freshness and poetic nature; it allows us to participate in the artist's own powers of imagination. The Encouragement Prize went to Erna Van Sambeek for her work Lacy Pillow, which is made of hard, agressive barbed wire and constitutes an aesthetically appealing provocation.

Dis-Connections, by An Lanckman

  After the Tonder Textile Museum in Denmark and the Tilburg Textile Museum in the Netherlands, the St.Gallen Textile Museum is the fourth venue for the exhibition.
The catalogue for the exhibition is in three languages.
Dr. Cordula M. Kessler Loetscher, Curator, Marianne Gächter-Weber, Curator
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