Text from BCxSY and Audax:
In the i FABRIC. EUROPEAN TALENT exhibition, Audax Textielmuseum Tilburg presents a young generation of highly promising designers from Europe who are active in the fields of fashion, interior textiles and design.
But what does the actual practice that awaits them involve? To answer this question, the Textielmuseum commissioned the young filmmaker Marleine van der Werf to produce video portraits of experienced players in the field. The portraits of the Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck, the British artist Lucy Orta, and Anne Højgaard Jørgensen, artistic director of the Danish textile producer Kvadrat, provide insight into their work and their views on design education.
i FABRIC is one of the highlights of the cultural programme of the Tilburg Textiles event, which is being organized in the context of 2018 Brabant Cultural Capital of Europe.
The participants in the exhibition are:
Koij Arai, Stephanie Bächler, Sonja Bäumel, Natsai A. Chieza, Luce Couillet, Magnhild Disington, Signe R. Ebesen, FormaFantasma, Ines Gebhard, Mark van Gennip, Elise Gettliffe, Berit Greinke, Mervi Hilvo, Siwen Huang, Stephanie Kullick, Lenneke Langenhuijsen, Derek Lawlor, Satu Maaranen, Laura Martinez, Maurizio Montalti, Elaine Ng Yan Ling, Anique Noordman, Elina Peltonen, Marin Sawa, Elisa Strozyk, Emre Tamer, Matthieu Thouvenot, Uta Tischendorf, Alexandra Verschueren, Ella de Vos, Heidi Winge Strøm.
BCXSY, the studio of the young designers Boaz Cohen and Sayaka Yamamoto, is responsible for the exhibition’s graphic and spatial design, as well as for the design of the accompanying publication. The exhibition's curator is Suzan Rüsseler, the Textielmuseum’s curator of European textile design.
The clean and minimalistic design emphasizes the lightness of the exhibits achieved through having almost all the works suspended from the ceiling, partly hung as mobiles, gently moving by the airflow in the exhibition space. The result is an exhibition space which functions as a supporting background to the presented works and enhances their qualities, rather than being a concurrent.
The exhibition will run until January 29th 2012.