Open call for Textile Art Space at INC corporating art fair

April 16, 2021

A new initiative aims to raise awareness of handmade textiles

Textileatelier Beate & Celina von Harten will curate the Textile Art Space at the inaugural INC corporating art fair taking place from 26-29 August 2021 in the Oberhafenquartierin in Hamburg, Germany. The application deadline for both emerging and established textile artists is 7 May 2021. 

© Foto und Textilarbeit Beate Celina von Harten

The Textile Artist Space responds to the fair’s themed zone ‘Textile Art’ which calls on artists to consider textile-related metaphors such as ‘the social fabric’, ‘spinning thoughts’, ‘entwined’ and ‘interwoven’ to elucidate in fibre what Anni Albers described as ‘thread as a carrier of meaning’. 

© Foto und Textilarbeit Beate Celina von Harten

The fair’s overriding concept is in response to the increased virtualisation of our ‘real world’ and how it has awakened a longing for IRL experiences and ‘authentic conversations’. Experiences and conversations are fundamental, traditional and borderless concepts for woven textiles which is what sparked the idea to include a dedicated textile space at the fair. Founded by the organisers of STROKE Art Fair and ARTMUC that have collectively recieved more than a half million visitors, 2500 participating artists and 500 galleries and platforms, INC corporating art fair is on course to achieve high visitor and participant numbers and expand the art and design reputation of Germany’s second largest city. 

© Foto und Textilarbeit Florian Nörl

The focus of Textileatelier Beate & Celina von Harten is sustainable textile design, restoration, and weaving courses combined with their love of ‘telling stories with our textiles’. Winners of the Best Studio Artist Design category at the 2019 Carpet Design Awards, their winning design was the Click and Connect carpet—fifteen double-sided hand loomed ‘sections’ that can be combined in multiple shapes, sizes and designs. Other innovative carpets by Textileatelier Beate & Ceclia Harten include AtMySphere—a red silk rhomboid shape on a blue wool ground with integrated LED lights that make the red rhomboid appear as a ‘flying carpet’ coursing through a night sky. 

How do I apply?

If you are interested in participating, please email bewerbung@artmuc.info with information about your project and the works of art you would like to exhibit, as well as the floor space you require. They also need the link to your website.

The registration process closes on 7 May 2021.

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