Inside the White Factory: The 15th International Triennial of Tapestry
Lecture with Judith Content
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10 a.m.
Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum
Admission: Free for current members of the TAC; $5 for students and members of FAMSF; $10 General Admission
Judith Content was one of five American artists invited by the United States Triennial Committee to create a piece specifically for Triennial 15. In this presentation Judith will welcome you into her studio as she creates her Triennial 15 contribution, Labyrinth, a shibori dyed, pieced and stitched wall piece. She will share her experiences traveling across Poland in the spring of 2016 for the exhibition’s opening gala and awards ceremony. She will share the work of the other American artists: Jill Clark, Wendy Weiss, Kathy Weaver and Susan Iverson. Judith will also present a curatorial exploration of the latest in fiber art as seen at the 15th International Triennial of Tapestry exhibition.
The International Triennial of Tapestry is the longest running and most widely acclaimed international exhibition of contemporary work in fiber today. Housed in the Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland, Triennial 15 featured extraordinary examples of embroidery, weaving, batik, quilting, shibori, silk painting and felting. A vast repertoire of fibrous materials including silk, wool, flax, cotton, cables, pipes, aluminum wire, video tape, birch bark and fake fur were used in works that ranged in size from the minute to the monumental.
The Triennial takes place in an enormous wing of Lodz’ Central Museum of Textiles, a superbly refurbished historical commercial textile manufacturing facility long known as the White Factory for its bright, whitewashed façade. The ITT wing is three stories high with a central open atrium allowing practically unlimited views of the artworks. All the pieces are thoughtfully installed, allowing intimate examination as well as dynamic juxtapositions. Another wing of the museum presents the National Exhibition of Polish Tapestry, the National Exhibition of Polish Miniatures and the Young Textile Art Triennial, of international student work. Still other parts of the museum house historical displays of the original textile manufacturing processes the White Factory was renowned for.
Read more about Ms. Content on her website www.judithcontent.com