Tartu Art College Department of Textile is organizing international textile students exhibition MYTH.
Textile students creating a myth
Exhibition MYTH invites participants from six countries to focus on questions: What is a myth? Are the myths around us more like heroic stories or superstitions, visions of something that does not exist (anymore)? Is the specialty of textile also based on a myth?
The world is based on myths, beliefs and stories of something that existed before us. Do we still sense these stories and believe that these things once happened? A myth is like a story that does not fade away, instead it becomes a fairytale that everyone not necessarily believes but cannot ignore.
A myth is like a story that does not fade away, instead it becomes a fairytale that everyone not necessarily believes but cannot ignore. What kind of myths we connect with the specialty of textile? Is it still seems to be a field in which great things can be made of non-existent materials with non-existent equipment on a non-existent budget? How much digital processes and a shift in the way people perceive the world change the everyday definition of textile as material? Is textile still a warm, tactile, soft material? Does a textile artist and designer only work with textile materials? Is it possible to create textile art and design without using textile materials?
The participants of the exhibition search answers to questions raised and propose new ones.
Tartu Art College has invited to participate to the exhibition textile students from different countries. At the gallery will be exhibited approximately 30 works from six universities: Art Academy of Latvia (Latvia), CIT Crawford College of Art and Design (Ireland), Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Strzemiński Academy of Art Łódź (Poland), Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lithuania) and Tartu Art College (Estonia). Inside the exhibition will be presented also TAC department of Textile handtufted project about mythological seats, created by fourth year students and made in cooperation with second year students. Special area will be created for presenting MultiWeave - applied research project started by Kadi Pajupuu, where first year students use the logic of added manufacturing (similar to 3D printers) to investigate the possibilities to “weave” textile material.
Exhibition is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia and takes place at gallery Noorus February 22 to March 17, 2018. The opening takes place at gallery Noorus on February 21 at 17.00.
A discussion about myths connected with textile art and design in different cultures with participants from exhibiting universities takes place at Gallery Noorus on February 22 at 16.30-17.30. Discussion will be moderated by TAC textile students.
A seminar about myths where textile students elaborate on the backstories of exhibited works will be held on March 7.
Team of curators: TAC IV year textile students Anita Trink, Getter Tamme, Juula Pärdi, Mari Hinn, Marta Tuulberg and Merje Niinepuu, project is supervised by prof Aet Ollisaar and Mari Kõrgesaar. Project MultiWeave is supervised by associated professor Kadi Pajupuu and assisted by Marta Tuulberg. Tufted objects are made under the supervision of Liina Kool.
Exhibition design is supervised by Madis Liplap.
Visual identity of the exhibition is made by Merje Niinepuu and Marta Tuulberg.
For more information:
Professor, Head of Department of Textile
Tartu Art College