ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History / symposiums, meetings


If you are interested in the workshops scheduled for the next weeks or months, please check the websites below. These ETN members organize international workshops on a regular basis. 

- Small Tapestry International 6: Beyond the Edge. American Tapestry Alliance ATA invites all tapestry artists to submit works to this exhibition. 
Deadline : October 15, 2018. + info
- LOEWE Craft Prize 2019 edition. In 2016, the LOEWE FOUNDATION launched the international annual LOEWE Craft Prize to showcase and celebrate newness, excellence and artistic merit in modern craftsmanship. LOEWE Creative Director Jonathan Anderson conceived the initiative inspired by LOEWE’s beginnings as a craft cooperative in 1846. The shortlist of finalists will be announced in January 2019 while the winner will be announced at the exhibition of finalist works in Japan in the spring of 2019.
Deadline for submissions: October 31, 2018. +info
- 16th International Triennial of Tapestry in Lodz, Poland, organized by the Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz will take place between
October 5, 2019 and March 15, 2020. It is being called under the topic Breaching Borders and, for the first time, it will be an open international competition with the works selected by an international jury. Deadline November 30, 2018. +info
- The 8th World Textile Art WTA Biennial usually held in American countries will move to Europe in 2019. Madrid, Spain, will host the Biennial from
September 17 - November 3, 2019. The Biennial will offer five salons: Large Format Textile Art-Indoors and Outdoors, Small Format Textile Art, Photography Textile Image and Video Textile Art. Deadline for applications:  March 24, 2019. +info

Meetings in 2019:

  • 28 of February 2019. ** see conference (12 to 14 February 2020 : )at the end of this list !!!
  • 13 to 16 February 2019 : Textile Ecologies: Environmental Aesthetics and Transmaterial Dynamics of Cloth
    College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference, New York
    Hilton Midtown - 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
  • 22 February 2019 Konferenz: 100 Jahre Bauhaus - Akademie der Künste
    Berlin, Deutschland - Docomomo Deutschland lädt Akteure aus Wissenschaft, Lehre und Praxis ein, die eingebunden sind in Prozesse der Erhaltung, Konservierung, Renovierung oder Transformierung von Gebäuden, Stätten und Nachbarschaften des Modern Movement, sich mit folgendem Thema zu befassen: 100 Jahre Bauhaus: Was interessiert uns heute an der Moderne?
  • 2 to 5 May 2019 11. Jahresmitgliederversammlung nmt, Berlin (D),
    Dieses Mal sind wir zu Gast im Lette-Verein Berlin. Der Lette-Verein ist eine Stiftung des öffentlichen Rechts für schulische Berufsausbildungen sowie Träger von drei Berufsfachschulen, eine Fachschule und drei Schulen des Gesundheitswesens in Berlin.
    Stiftung des öffentlichen Rechts - Viktoria-Luise-Platz 610777 Berlin -
  • 16 to 18 May 2019 ZONEMODA CONFERENCE 2019: “Be cool! Aesthetic Imperatives and Social Practices” - Rimini (IT) - Department for Life Quality Studies, Palazzo Ruffi-Briolini, d'Augusto 237 - 47921 – Rimini, Italy - Website of the event >
  • 7 to 8 October 2019
    The next General Assembly and the CIETA congress will be held in Krefeld (Germany) at the Deutsches Textilmuseum from 7 to 9 October 2019, followed by an excursion day on Thursday, 10 - October.
    The general theme will be "Dyestuffs and Colours in Textiles – Materiality and Significances". CIETA Members are invited to propose papers on this theme: The invention of aniline dyestuffs in the middle of the 19 th century caused a revolutionary change in textile production and fashion, making textiles of a wide range of colors available to new groups of consumers. Until then, dyestuffs had been costly commodities, some of them traded across long distances, even from one continent to another. In the hands of an experienced dyer, the precious substances could create beautiful effects, enhancing the inherent qualities of wool, silk, linen or cotton and contributing to their absorbing or reflecting light. Work-shops or production centers could specialize in individual colors; preferences for certain colors or color schemes characterized periods and places. In subtle shades or bold statements, colored textiles were appreciated both as materials for dress and accessories, and for the furnishing of sacred and profane spaces. They could also constitute a language, indicating different levels in a hierarchy, allegiances to rulers, religious orders, political parties or sports teams, or the events in a liturgical calendar. An important element of heraldry, colors and color combinations represent families, towns or countries and also guilds, brotherhoods and other social groups. Until today, colored textiles serve as tools of communication transmitting codes and statements to an audience. In recent times, the long-term effects of the degradation of dyestuffs and mordants in textiles have proved challenging, both in the conservation of textile objects and in their appreciation by specialists and the general public.
    You will receive a Call for Papers by mail the next days; we will be pleased
    to receive your proposals until 15 September 2018 (deadline).
  • 17 September to 3 November 2019 VIII Bienal Internacional de Arte Textil Contemporáneo WTA - 8th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA -
    For the year 2019 the Organization will move to Europe and Madrid (Spain) will host the 8th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA.
    The 8th WTA Biennial will offer five Salons for International Calls, an Invited Artists Exhibition, and an Invited Country Exhibition.
    The International Juried Salons will be shown at the following venues: Centro Art Complutense-Sala C arte C (Complutense University Madrid-UCM), Alfonso XIII Botanical Garden (UCM) and The Costume Museum.
  • 12 to 14 February 2020 : Tagung zum Thema "Über Stoff und Stein: Knotenpunkte von Textilkunst und Epigraphik", in der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften München aufmerksam machen, organisiert von der Münchner Inschriften-Arbeitsstelle in Kooperation mit der Abegg-Stiftung Riggisberg, dem Bayerischen Nationalmuseum München, der Museumsabteilung der Bayerischen Schlösserverwaltung, dem Diözesanmuseum Freising und dem Epigraphischen Forschungs- und Dokumentationszentrum der LMU München.
    The program of the conference will fixed and sent out in
    March 2019. In anticipation and after the conference there will be an online-forum for scientific discussion.
    For every presentation, there are 25 min of speaking time followed by 20 min of discussion. For contributors we will bear the expenses for travel, accommodation and board during the conference.
    In addition, aspects and questions of degree theses may be presented on DIN A0 posters and will be discussed.
    If you are interested in one of the two formats, please send an abstract of one page maximum and a short curriculum vitae to: before 28 of February 2019.
    Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften - Project director: Prof. Dr. Walter Koch
    Contact persons:
    Dr. Christine Steininger, Dr. Ramona Baltolu
    and Dr. Tanja Kohwagner-Nikolai
    Alfons-Goppel-Str. 11 - D-80539 München - Tel.: 0049/89/23031-1204

  Past meetings (see also archive):

Last revised 13 January 2019 For further information contact Anne Wanner