CONTEXTIL – Contemporary Textile Art Biennial

Our partner CONTEXTILE invited all artists, nationally and internationally, to present artworks for selection for the International Exhibition and competition held in conjunction with the 4th Edition of Contextile 2018 – Contemporary Textile Art Biennial. The program took place in the city of Guimarães, Portugal, from 1st September to 20th October 2018.

In 2018 Contextile Biennial focused on the concept (In)Organic, which will run through all areas of the programme. (In)Organic -The organic is understood as something that is alive, deeply-rooted and layered. It is pure, essential and innate, yet at the same time part of the nature of something or someone. The etymological root of organic is organ. This can be related to intervention as process – intertwining and unlacing – the organ is as fundamental to the body as community is a fundamental element that sustains a territory.

While organic refers to living systems, inorganic relates to non-living matter. This paradoxical game between “being” and “not being” leads to the decomposition of the words. We encourage you to think and explore (In)organic as a concept; as a way of understanding processes, the being of things and transformation of being.

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