The theme of this year's triennial is IDENTITY - historical, social, artistic, personal. It is diverse in a philosophical sense therefore artists are expected to discuss it from all points of view. It might have wide interpretations and can be viewed from different aspects.
The main event, hosted at the Arsenāls Exhibition Hall, will present and promote the most topical and innovative issues in the field of textile and fibre art in Europe today.
88 artists from 26 countries have been chosen by the international jury to participate.
World famous textile artists Sheila Hicks (France/USA) and Jon Erik Riis (USA) will be special guests at the confernce. The works of Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930 - 2017) will also be on display.
In addition to the main exhibition, a series of satellite events will also take place - a guest exhibit from the French Museum of Decorative Arts un Design, several personal exhibitions at the Latvian National Museum of Art and number of galleries around Riga, workshops hosted by local artists and students from the Latvian Art Academy, and a two day international conference at the Riga Bourse Art Museum.
6 June - 9 September - Creative workshops, seminars, public discussions, and Baltic Artists' Day at the Arsenāls Exhibition Hall
6 June - 16 September - Exhibitions at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, the Latvian National Museum of Art, Apsīda Gallery, and elsewhere
7 June - 8 June - International Conference at the Riga Bourse Art Museum.
Created and done by: Latvian National Museum of Art / Museum of Decorative Arts and Design