MINIARTEXTIL is an annual international exhibition of contemporary art showing the best in Textile Art, an art sector with a revolutionary approach to the textile heritage and its materials.
MINIARTEXTIL started in Como back in 1991. Along the years it has grown and expanded internationally.
In the last 10 years, the exhibition has being hosted also in France (Montrouge-Paris) and Venice and it's trying to reach Spain, Germany and the US.
The 30th edition of the MINIARTEXTIL International Fibre Art Exhibition will be inaugurated in Como on Saturday, 26th September until Sunday, 22nd November 2020.
XXIX EDITION - from September 28th to November 17th 2019
MINIARTEXTIL reaches its twenty-ninth edition and transforms the autumn season in Como into the epicentre of International Fiber Art.
As the title of the new Miniartexil, POP UP suggests, the organisers were moved by the desire to open themselves up to unique and particular artistic inspirations, dividing the exhibition into the sections MAXI and MINI, which will be located in the historical sites of the former Church of San Francesco and the former Church of San Pietro in Atrio, in Como.
Last May, an international jury composed of Clarita Di Giovanni, Giovanni Berera, Guy Boyet, Pia Ferrari and Mimmo Totaro, held a meeting where they selected the 54 mini-textiles of the 2019 edition out of over 300 requests to participate; in addition to these, the jurors selected a further 30 pieces that, hosted by the same number of shops in the city centre, will make up a widespread exhibition: a unique exhibition of Miniartextil starting from 18th of next October, as part of the Shopping Pop Up Street project organised with the Departments of Culture and Commerce and “il Distretto Unico del Commercio” (the Single District of Commerce) of the Municipality of Como.
The former Church of San Francesco, in addition to the mini-textiles at the heart of the exhibition, will also house works by the following: Manuel Ameztoy, one of the most important Argentine artists, with “Flying Carpet”, the pure rayon of the Japanese master Akio Hamatani with “Sky”, Hannah Quinlivan with “Polyrhythm”, Susan White with “Flag IV”, Yasuaki Onishi with “Edge of Space”, Ashley V. Blalock’s massive scale doilies, Gianni Nieddu with “Police”, Franca Sonnino with “Mosaic”. From Japan, Naoe Okamoto with “Far far away”, and Takaaki Tanaka with “Scenery of Trees”.
Finally, from the European Textile Network, the baldachin bed by Cordula Hofmann-Molis.
The main name of the entire contemporary art exhibition will be SHOPLIFTER/Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir: her coloured synthetic fiber stalactites, made with hair that is most commonly used in the creation of wigs, embrace and capture. You are invited to MINIARTEXIL 2019, where everything appears and opens, just like in POP UP books.
SHOPPING POP UP STREET
Miniartextil goes beyond the venues of San Francesco and San Pietro in Atrio and swarms into the city center: 30 shops are exhibiting 30 minitextiles selected by the International jury, realized by artists from all over the world. Fibers, shapes, colours and materials are woven in these little artworks as warp and weft,sewing together the exhibition to its city, following a geographical thread from Via Milano to Piazza Cavour. Thus culture is bound to rade in a new and advantageous union.
From Tuesday to Sunday, 11am - 7pm
Closed on Monday
On Tuesday 15th October, the exhibition will only be closed to the public at the site of the former Church of San Francesco.
On the occasion of the Day of Contemporary Art organised by AMACI Saturday 12th October from 11 am to 1 pm, there will be free admission to the exhibition at the two exhibition venues.
Full | 7 euro
Reduced | 5 euro
Free admission | children under 10 years, disabled