08 Oct Arte&Arte Award Miniartextil Como
María Muñoz wins the Art & Art Award at the exhibition “To Weave Dreams” of Miniartextil, which just opened in Como (Italy)
Miniartextil opens this edition to present their artistic proposal to the many visitors from around the world that every year come to the former church of San Francesco in Como. It has been curated by Luciano Caramel, who in the past has also been curator at the Venice Biennale and professor of art history at various Italian universities.
“To weave dreams” –he says– This is the demanding theme for this latest, in the twenty-sixth, Miniartextil. Naturally it is not so much demanding in relation with the weaving part, but to its dreams part, which leads into area replete with detail and complexity, making it difficult and also the subject of much discussion, not only among artists, but also among researchers and academics.
The organizers of Arte&Arte with María Muñoz
Miniartextil presents, as every year, small works that show the internationality of the sample. This year´s 54 works are representing 22 different nationalities out of the 315 artworks that were presented to the contest: United States, Mexico and Argentina, to Japan and following in Europe with Slovakia, Poland, Holland, France, Spain, Finland, Hungary, Romania, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy among others.
The Arte&Arte Association Award has been awarded this time to the artwork, which poetically and ironically represents a dream of liberation inward silence, of the Spanish artist María Muñoz, called “El Silencio”, who explains her personal weaving dreams: “A dream is an inner landscape, a journey into the unknown and mysterious. My dream is to travel towards that house inside myself to find harmony, peace and silence”
Maria Muñoz. El Silencio (The Silence)
The Arte&Arte Association, organizer of the event, will make available to visitors throughout the period of the exhibit a series of guided tours as well as side events. It will be open in Como from 1 October to 20 November. The sample will be transferred in February 2017 to Paris, in April to Venice, and is negotiating its potential exposure in New York.