China Yang Xiong, the famous Chinese poet and scholar who lived two thousand years ago in Han Dynasty, once wrote, "Words are the voice from the mind while calligraphy is the painting of the mind." in the volume of "wen shen" [A request to god] in his masterpiece Fayan [The Yang Tzu discussion on legalism], which means that our spoken language expresses our mind while our handwriting depicts the images of mind. As a sort of self-derived writing, Chinese characters ......
Japan I like black and white. It is like a light and shadow. My technique is Hogushi-gasuri. It is kind of Ikat. First, I design the image. Next, I weave the cloth. Then, I draw or make a screen print on the cloth. Then I put the cloth back on the loom. And take off the weft yarn. Finally, I weave the weft yarn again. Weft yarn is shifted, the image is to create a depth in the thin cloth. ...
Italy Maria Lai was active in the national and international artistic scene, her language took from different inspiration like "Novecento" sculpture, conceptual and Land Art and Italian Arte Povera; her works are featured in important exhibition on contemporary Italian art, such as Italics. She was educated as an artist, between Rome, where she studied with Marino Mazzacurati and Emilio Prini, and Venice, under the strict guidance of Arturo Martini. Evident talent ......
South Korea Kimsooja was born in Daegu, South Korea, in 1957. She studied Western painting at the Hongik University in Seoul, and her origin as a painter was a crucial starting point for the development of her art. Kimsooja's "Sewing" series (1983–1992), her first work with fabric, brought forth an assemblage of fabric forming cruciform structures that synthesized an entangled and knotted vision of the world into a system of horizontals and verti......
China/US Beili Liu is a multidisciplinary artist whose time and process based installations explore subjects of cultural specificity and overlaps, transient or persistent energy, and conflicting and confluent forces. Thread, paper, incense, wood, salt, water, these simple materials and compounds are the vehicles by which Beili Liu hand crafts microcosms of fragility and poignancy. By working on these everyday materials, Liu manipulates their intrinsic and bare qual......
Bulgaria Adelina Popnedeleva uses the materials of everyday life in her art performances and videos. In a statement by the artist, she said, "my works are made of provocations from real life because I think that life is full of art." In many of her performances, she says, she "shows her soul" to the viewer. Therefore the result is often a visceral and engaging psychological performance. Adelina started working in performance in 1999. She talks about working intu......
Algeria I started to work with embroidery after ending my studies, photography in Stockholm and sculpture at the Art Academy in Oslo. I think it was about to find my own thinking on time and space. As an refuge in age of seven I have always felt a strange to the Scandinavian way of living at same time as"font-family:georgia,serif"Over years and especially during my PhD. project I felt I was able to express visually a form of real space combining both a western d......
Cambodia Leang Seckon's work is strongly autobiographical and Heavy Skirt is a theme that runs through his works, it refers to the heaviness of his mother's quilted skirt that she wore while she was pregnant with him during the civil war of the early 1970s. The thick fabric can be read as a metaphor for the burden of survival in the face of relentless hunger and bombing from the beginning of hostilities between the Cambodian army and both"text-align: justify;" ......
Ireland/Canada Linen fibre, derived from the flax plant, was an economic commodity introduced to"font-family:georgia,serif"Only time will tell... ...
USA Weinberg works between text and textiles. Through conversation, collaborative research, and object making, Weinberg produces inter-subjective reference materials that include charts, maps, blueprints, and encyclopedias. Tali Weinberg fuses the languages of text and textiles to address gender violence, the housing crisis, climate change, labor exploitation, and other traumas and insecurities that are experienced at once as social and personal. Most of W......
Xu Jia Curator of the Second Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art Embroidery is a very special branch of traditional Chinese handicrafts. It occurs"font-family:georgia,serif"This thematic exhibition will display the history and the present of "embroidered painting", an art field that was once as exquisite as painting, in three parts. The first part is Illustrated Embroidered Painting. By tracing the historical origin of embroidery and painting, needle and pro......
China Embroidery is a very special branch of traditional Chinese handicrafts. It occurs"font-family:georgia,serif"Xu Jia ...