04 Dec XI International Textile Art Triennial Mini Textiles of Angers (France)
The jury of the XI International Textile Art Triennial Mini Textiles of Angers (France), which will open on June 9, 2017 and last until January 8, 2018, has selected the work “Still Alive” by the Spanish textile artist María Muñoz to be part of this exhibition that will be curated by Françoise de Loisy, curator chief of Angers Museums.
The city of Angers, inherited from a long textile tradition, thanks to the Jean Lurçat Museum and the Contemporary Tapestry, created in 1986, which houses more than 500 textile works acquired over the last thirty years, has gained a great reputation as a city of tapestry and textile art consolidated by the organization of the International Mini-Textile Triennial, whose theme in this edition is “As free as Art”, in which artists from all over the world participate.
Still Alive (detail) by Maria Muñoz
The work “Still Alive” by María Muñoz that has been selected to participate in this event has very small dimensions, as the conditions of the show, of barely a height of ten centimeters. According to her this is a challenge, as in current times artworks in large format are the trend. This added limitation imposes on the creator the additional effort of being forced to concentrate the expression and the artistic content, which must never be lacking in every artwork however small, just as the Japanese haikus try to condense the beauty in a few words.
Explanation of the artwork: “The piece is a metaphor about the passage of time, the fragility of existence and the way in which art gives us the freedom to overcome the difficulties of life”
Technique: Small rusty scissors, wire-lined silk thread and painted metal figure. Base made of palm leaf tissue on jacaranda seed.