7th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial QUO VADIS?
From 16 June, Riga will host the ambitious 7th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial with the theme QUO VADIS?. This major art event will run until 17 September at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design (MDAD) and the Art Museum RIGA BOURSE.
The 7th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial is an important international cultural event bringing together exhibition participants not only from Latvia and other European countries, but also from Canada, USA, Japan, Brazil, Costa Rica, South Africa, Taiwan and elsewhere. The triennial will include 79 artists from 30 countries who were selected by an international jury from 237 submissions.
Responding to the theme of the triennial, QUO VADIS? (Where Are We Going?), the participants, through their works, partake in conversations about the development of art today and the development of this particular field as well as global geopolitical and social problems, engaging in self-reflection through the perspective of their time and art form. The artists highlight current topics – the brutal war in Ukraine, the global pandemic and its consequences, the climate change affecting our planet – and other sensitive and poignant social issues. Works at both venues will be structured in thematic sections.
The triennial will be accompanied by a wide-ranging programme of events – a personal exhibition by the internationally acclaimed guest-artist Włodzimierz Cygan at the Mentzendorff House, an exhibition of French tapestries “Tapestries in bloom" produced by Mobilier national, a long term partner of the MDAD, at the Rundāle Palace Museum, the international conference QUO VADIS?, creative workshops and other events.
The MDAD has been organising the textile art triennial since 2001, being invested in ensuring the continuity of this internationally highly-regarded event which is significant for art's development. The triennial is held with the aim of shedding light on current trends in textile and fibre art in Europe and the entire world, promoting innovative future development of the field and enhancing the international standing of Latvian art.
Before the opening there will be a press conference and introduction for the media to the aims and concept of the exhibition.