IV International Biennial of the Organization of Women in Textile Art – WTA
“Man + Woman = Creation 2006” – Costa Rica
The “Costa Rican–US Cultural Center” and the “Spanish Cultural Center” together with the Organization of Women in the Textile Art are organizing the IV Edition of the International Biennial of the Organization of Women in Textile Art, “Man + Woman = Creation 2006”, which will take place in San Jose, Costa Rica, beginning on September 12th 2006 . The celebration of this cultural event coincides with the declaration of the city of San José as the Ibero-American Cultural Capital City, giving it thus a greater significance and meaning to the event.
Being this the only Biennial of this nature to be held in Latin America – it is the specific aim of the Women in Textile Arts – WTA Organization to be an open window towards the Textile Art of the world. Pilar Tobón – a well known Colombian artist – leads the Organization as its President since the moment of its creation at the Latin American Museum in Florida in 1997. The purpose of the Organization is to promote the development and knowledge of Textile Art in Latin-America. The first two Biennials were held in Miami while the third took place in the City of Valencia - Venezuela.
For this Exhibition, the Organizers have planned a cycle of lectures, workshops and guided visits to Museums besides offering the participants some other textile and ecologically oriented tourist options both in Costa Rica and Guatemala. The Costa Rican Textile Artist Paulina Ortiz is the International Coordinator for this event.
The Biennial Man + Woman = Creation 2006” expects to display about a hundred selected artworks from sixty different countries spanning the five continents plus the works submitted by nine international world recognized invited artists. The objective will be to describe the symbiosis that occurs during the working process of both male and female artists in the fields of contemporary textile art and design.
The subject can be freely chosen, it is not about a discussion on genre but a visual exhibition about how men and women can benefit from working together, combining efforts within the creation process. In this mutual feedback process, at least one of the two artists should work with textile techniques while the other one can do it either applying textile techniques or selecting some other artistic discipline which adapts and complements the textile one. This means that the textile work can be enhanced by ceramists, jewelers, musicians (with previous coordination), painters and sculptors, etc.
Applications to participate in this Biennal can be submitted by any adult artist from any country in the world. Participation will be subject to acceptance which shall have to be granted by an International Jury which will meet in Miami to survey and check all applications and proposals.
The deadline for delivering the proposals will be April 28, 2006 in Miami – USA.- Said proposals must be sent directly to “Man + Woman = Creation 2006” to the following address: 4640 N.W.93 Doral Court, Dora, FLORIDA 33178 – USA. For complete details to participate please refer to www.wta-online.org or contact email@example.com
The Biennial will also have a Program of Social Responsability, where workshops for children and also for blind children and adults are already being scheduled. There is also a research and induction related project for the Rescue of the Textiles in Costa Rica being done.
The lecturers, workshop leaders as well as invited artists, are coming from different parts of the world: USA, Spain, Japan and Mexico, among others. The Jury will will be composed by Lecturers as Rebecca Stevens, Contemporary Art Curator of the Textile Museum of Washington,D.C., Lala de Dios, President of the European Textile Network and Architect Roberto Villalobos, Dean of the School of Fine Arts of the University of Costa Rica.
For additional information on the Organization of Women in Textile Art we suggest you access the site at www.wta-online.org or else to contact us through the email specially created to receive all Biennial related queries : firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information on Ms. Pilar Tobón – President of the WTA Organization – please access the site; www.pilar-tobon.com
For additional information on Ms. Paulina Ortiz, International Coordinator for the Biennial please access the site: www.paulinaortiz.com