A unique event in the Iberian Peninsula, Contextile 2016 will once again occupy many of the city of Guimarães more important cultural venues, between the 30th July and the 16th October 2016, with the support of the Municipality of Guimarães and DGArtes – General Directorate of Arts, among others.
On the previous editions we asked the artists to look at the contemporary artistic creation, from textile point of view. The welcoming of the biennial by the people of Guimarães, the enthusiastic participation of different audiences and the support of the artistic community, encourages us to hold another edition of Contextile.
Contextile will continue to develop its mission, from its conceptual and artistic matrix: to place textile in the contemporary art context. In the 2016 edition, the biennial intends to strengthen its position in the international circuit of contemporary art, as well as within the city and the region that hosts it.
The programme will be, once more, centered around a set of activities and events that focus on Textile as the main element of reflection, research and artistic creation. The Contextile 2016 programme will incorporate the following activities: Internacional Exhibition, Artistic Residencies, Invites Artists, “Saudade” Exhibition, Exhibition “A Textile Memory: The Lausanne Biennials”, Exhibition “Emergências”: education and artistic textile creation, Sathelite Exhibition, Public Interventions, Workshops, TextileTalks and the International Conference “What place is this?”.
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