|ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History / symposiums
17th ETN Conference in
LEIDEN, the Netherlands
|train station with different levels
|around the central station in Leiden
1. Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde, Steenstraat 1, Leiden
2. Hotel Ibis Leiden Centre, Stationsplein 240-242, Leiden
3. Pieterskerk (church), Pieterskerkhof 1a, Leiden
4. Hotel Golden Tulip, Schipholweg 3, Leiden
5. Museum Rijswijk, Herenstr. 67, NL-2282 BR Rijswijk
6. TextielMuseum Tilburg, Goirkestraat 96, NL-5046 GN Tilburg
|big parking house in the modern part of Leiden
|University in the modern part of Leiden
|There were 2 pre-conference excursions:
|one to the Textielmuseum in Tilburg
The library, a research and inspriation resource
|Introduction by Mr. Errol
van de Werdt, Director, and Mrs Geertje Jacobs, Head of
The Textiel Museum in Tilburg is a working museum. It brings inspiring exhibitions in the field of design and art and offers educational programs in a former textile factory.
TextileLab of the TextileMuseum is a unique
knowledge centre that is both a highly specialised
workshop for producing experimental knits and woven
fabrics as well as an open atelier where innovation can
take centre stage.
National and international designers, architects, artists and students are coached by product developers and technical experts
to discover the opportunities in the field, from yarns, to computer-conrolled techniques and handicrafts.
|ancient textil machines on show in the Museum and Exhibition part of the buildings
|Dutch design burst onto the international stage in the mid 1990s. Designers such as Studio Job, Hella Jongerius and Kild von Eijk experimented with the new design possibilities offerd by computers. Handdrawn sketches have not been abandoned however. The small inaccuracies and personal signature of handcrafted products are highly valued. Besides the interest in craft traditions and the emotional value of objects, recycling and energy efficient production have also gained ground.
|Founded in 2001 by Job Smeets and his partner Nynke Tynagel, Studio Job - which excels at recycling motifs - transforms images from culture, flora and fauna into busy, iconic textile scenes. Sketches on a computer form the basis. An example is the "Underworld " capet, where humen limbs and fish with monstrous jaws perform a strange dance, like a 21st century nod to Hieronymus Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights".
Sampler for the outer fabric of a circus tent 2006-2006, by studio JOB
Studio Job's ode to classical damask for table cloth and matching napkins.
|second pre-conference excursion:
|to Amsterdam: visit to the Rijksmuseum and to the workshops of 3 artists:
Visit to 3 workshops
of artists in Amsterdam
Marian Bijlenga lives and works in Amsterdam. From 1977 to 1982 she trained as a textile artist at the Rietveld Academy, and Herman Scholten was an important teacher to her.
She has participated in numerous international exhibitions, most recently "Asia - Europe II" at the Textile Museum, Krefeld, Germany, followed by the Musée Jean Lurçat et de la tapisserie contemporaine dAngers.
Her work has been included in the collections of the Museum of Art & Design, New York; the Craft Museum Finland; The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; the TextielMuseum TilburgNL and the Centraal Museum, Utrecht/NL.
|17th ETN Assembly
in the Hotel Golden Tulip in Leiden
Christina Leitner and Andreas Selzer, both from Textile Center in Haslach (Austria) would like to replace Beatrijs Sterk at ETN
Lala de Dios, Christina Leitner and Andreas Selzer
In March 2016 there will be a meeting of Nordic Textile Art (NTA) in Bergen Norway, organised by Nordic Textile Art
HISTORY OF TEXERE
Textiles Education and Research in Europe
After an internationat meeting of people involved in Textiles Education, held in Kehl, Germany, 1990, the main delegates from the European countries present met in Göteborg Sweden in 1991 to discuss the formation of a new European Association of Textile Teachers. At this conference we defined the national and international differences and similarities among various sectors of textiles education. During the 1992 conference in Helsinki we decided to adopt the name TEXERE, Since then we have met at a Conference ar Annual General Meeting each year in countries all over Europe but in more recent years every other year.
In 2007 during the ETN conference in London we became a Textiles Education Working Group within ETN and also took part in the ETN conference in Haslach, Austria. As a result we have become a worldwide organization.
During the conferences we not only had presentations and exhibitions about textiles education and research but we have also visited educational establishments at every level, from primary schools to universities. Visits have also been made to textiles museums and factories to experience the historical development of the textiles industry around Europe as well the latest developments in textiles production. The networking between delegates during these meetings has resulted in exchanges of teachers and students at every level, through European funded schemes such as Comenius, Lingua, Erasmus and Leonardo. Other teacher and student exchanges and vislts have been organized privately through individual establishments and many international long lasting friendships have resulted.
talking about the future of Texere
|17th ETN conference
in the Rijksmuseum in Leiden
and about 2 of the many interesting lectures
head TextielLab at the TextielMuseum Tilburg: The
TextielLab, a laboratory for research and experiments at
the Dutch TextielMuseum
Hebe Verstappen graduated in textile design at the Fontys Academy of Fine Art in Tilburg. In 2000 she started working as a freelance textile designer; from on 2002 she was working for the Belgium linen weaving mill Deltracom Bvba and was lecturer at the St Lucas Academy in Ghent. Since 2009 she has been working as staff member and since 2012 as the Head of the TextielLab of the Tilburg TextielMuseum. She is responsible for the artistic, creative and educative aims of this working place, overlooking its vision and management and initiating & selecting new projects to support this vision. She is making the links between designers, companies and the possibilities the TextielLab has to offer, thus promoting the name (and fame) of the Lab and the Museum in the Netherlands and abroad.
|The `beating heart`of the
Dutch TextielMuseum is the TextielLab, a working
place for research and experiments, in-between a
specialised workshop and a laboratory for
producing woven and knitted fabrics,
prints, embroideries, tufted works and
Here designers, artists, students and companies from the Netherlands and from Europe, are assisted by project developers and technical experts to discover the endless possibilities in the exploration of yarns, computer-controlled techniques and handcraft. This can be done in commission by the designer, the artist or student but also upon the initiative of the museum or by other commissioners.
The results of this production in the form of collection-commissions, but also the ´independent`projects created at the TextielLab, are shown in exhibitions or are added to the collection.
|The TextielLab is
that special place in the Netherlands and in Europe
where innovative prototypes and autonomous textiles
are produced for a high-end market segment.
The collection, the extensive library, the sample and materials database, together with the educative programme are offering an important source of knowledge and inspiration to the visitors of the museum and to the users of the TextielLab.
All this together makes the TextielMuseum more than a ´classical`museum. It is building bridges between caring, showing and making. It is making a conscious step from cultural heritage and old craft traditions to innovation for the future.
Fashion: From the Computer to the Catwalk, Joris
Debo, creative director, company Materialise
Joris Debo is the Creative Director of Materialise, a leading provider of additive manufacturing software and of sophisticated 3D printing services. He previously held the same post for Materialises consumer goods division, MGX by Materialise, which features a line of design products that is currently exported to over 20 countries worldwide; has received many awards, including Good Design and Red Dot Design Awards; is featured in numerous international museums, including the MoMA and Metropolitan museum of arts in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris; and regularly appears in top design and decor publications such as: Icon, Surface Magazine, Elle Decor and Vogue Living.
|Over the course of the
years Joris has built up a unique knowledge of 3D
Printing for the art, design and fashion world and has
worked closely with a number of leading artists and
designers, helping them bring their visions successfully
to life. As such, he has been at the forefront of many
innovations in this industry. Joris holds a Masters
degree in industrial design and has shared his passion
for 3D Printing by speaking at Pratt Institute, Harvard,
Parsons, Columbia university, MAD, and more.
Joris is also the Co-Founder and Managing Director of clothing and accessories brand Revisited.
|Since Iris van Herpens
first 3D printed piece took to the catwalk in 2011,
a growing number of tech-savvy designers, fashion
graduates and even a few high street labels
have started to embrace the technology. When fashion and
3D Printing combine, the results have managed to
capture the publics imagination and spark
conversation, but little is known about the process
and challenges leading up to the big reveal. With
this presentation, the aim is to give you a look
behind the curtain of 3D printed fashion and
show how designs by the likes of Iris van
Herpen, Anouk Wipprecht, threeASFOUR, Studio XO and
more are materialised using this
Visits of the Leiden Textiel Festival on 15 May
As all of Leiden's inner city was full of textile exhibitions, it was possible to visit the different venues freely, between 13 and 16 May 2015, with the Pieterskerk (venue 3) as its central point.
In more than 40 exhibitions the whole downtown Leiden will show textile, as art, crafts or as a leisure activity. Directly at the train station the Tourist office will hold a textile route map available.
Nathalie Muller, "Huisje"
|Visit to the
Rijswijk Museum: Rijswijk Textile Biennial on 15 May
Museum Rijsmijk, Herenstgraat 67,
Rijswijk Textile Biennial with an Indonesian Rijsttafel (rice table) buffet and a glas of wine.
On Sunday 13 September 2015 from 1 to 5pm there will be a big textile fair in the forcourt of the museum and in the Old church opposite the museum.
An illustrated, full-colour and bilingual (Dutch/English) catalogue of the works of participating artists is accompanying the Textile Biennial. Author: Frank van der Ploeg
ISBN: 978-90-821807-3-2 at Euro 19.75
|Museum Rijswijk is showing
textile artworks by nineteen international artists. Apart
from the great diversity of textiles and applications
there are also conspicuously common threads among the
participants this year. The most important one? All the
submitted works provide material for thought and
Textile inherently appeals to the touch. Sensations and associations are evoked at the touch and sight of particular fabrics. Vintage clothes and hand-crafted pieces, that only a couple of generations ago were made in every household, conjure up memeories of particular people or times.
|Making one's own clothes,
embroidery and knitting are no longer a natural part of
daily household tasks and techniques are being forgotten.
This is not the case for the nineteen international
artists of this 4th Rijswijk Textile Biennial. Vintage
textile, wool, embroidery floss and flax are used in
combination with techniques such as weaving,
cross-stitching and kinitting to conjure up loving
memories, melancholy or even alienation throuh a
Caroline Bartlett (UK), Monica Bohlmann (DE), Ying Chew (AUS), Chiachio & Giannone (ARG), Ane Henriksen (DK),
Raija Jokinen (FI), Katie Lewis (USA), Ruben Marroquin (USA), Amanda McCavour (CA), Caitlin McCormack (USA), Derick Melander (USA), Stephanie Metz (USA),
Pauline M.M. Nijenhuis (NL), Henrique van Putten (NL), Rebecca Ringquist (USA),
Ida-Lovisa Rudolfsson (SE), Debra M. Smith (USA), Kari Steihaug (NO), Mai Tabakian (FR)
|Impressions of the old town of Leiden
|Last revised May 30, 2015