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From 14 July 2011 to 4 September 2011

Miniartextile, a textile experience, Palazzo Mocenigo Venice

TextileTogether with the 54th International Art Exhibition, the Foundation of the Civic Museums presents in Venice until September 4th 2011, in the hallway and portego on the first floor of Palazzo Mocenigo – Study Centre for the History of Textiles and Costume, which owns an interesting collection of beautiful Venetian clothes and accessories, two exhibitions of contemporary textile art: “A TEXTILE EXPERIENCE, A PASSION FOR COLOUR. Miniartextil” and “Ruth Adler Schnee”. These two events are included into the Venetian Museum circuit and the full admission fee is 5,00 Euro. Palazzo Mocenigo this summer shall show for the 6th time “Fibre Art” again, that is a contemporary form of expression where thread, fibre and fabric are used with an entirely new independence, which is now being updated through ever-changing structures and iconographies. There are 54 miniatures textiles on display, selected among the 413 project finalists of the 2010 competition, which saw artists compete on the theme “A day of happiness”, loosely based on stories by Nobel Prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer. The miniature textiles are works not exceeding 20 cm per side which were identified by an international jury. In addition to miniature textiles, the exhibition also includes 7large-sized installations, namely: Prayer rugs”, by Gabriella Crisci; “Celestial Knights Virgo”, by the Lithuanian artist Jūratė Kazakevičiūtė, and “Night Plains”, by the Argentine duo Toba Toba. Evocative installations by Italians competitors were Raffaele Penna’s “The Flight” and Resi Girardello’s “Danae’s Oracle”. On the other hand, the two artists Dario Zeruto and Hélène Genvrin created, instead, the sculpture-book entitled “Cascada”, consisting of 550 pages of cotton paper. Anna Paola Cibin made a large tapestry, entitled “The Journey”, inspired by the environments described in the “Million” by Marco Polo, the famous Venetian traveler. Our 24h Reception at the Hotel Alle Guglie shall be more than pleased to let you have any additional information about this interesting exhibition and invite you to visit our Special Offer page as well to discover our prices and availability for your next holiday in Venice with us.