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YOUNG TEXTILE ART TRIENNIAL 2016 is an international exhibition and  competition in the field of broadly defined textile art addressed to students of art academies from all over the world. The initiative was launched by Associate Professor Lidia Choczaj, Professor of the Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź and the Head of the Department of Textile.

The second edition of the Young Textile Art Triennial - Lodz 2016 will be held in May 2016. The event is addressed to B.A. and M.A. students as well as to graduates who received their diplomas in the academic year 2015 in Higher Education Institutions invited by the Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź to participate in the project. The preselection of works for the exhibition takes place on the basis of internal selection in each of the Institutions. The international Jury will choose winners in two categories: textile design and textile art.  

The event is organized by the DEPARTMENT OF TEXTILE and the DEPARTMENT OF PRINTED TEXTILE of the Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź.  Magdalena Soboń, PhD, the winner of the 14th International Triennial of Tapestry in Łódź and one of the judges of the 15th International Triennial of Tapestry is the coordinator of the event. The Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź (CMW – www.muzeumwlokiennictwa.pl) is the co-organizer of the project.

The Programming Board of the 15th International Triennial of Tapestry in Łódź qualified the Young Textile Art Triennial as one of its main satellite events.

In May 2016 participants will have an opportunity to present their works in the prestigious  exhibition rooms of the Central Museum of Textiles (800 m2 of exhibition space). The event will be held simultaneously with the exhibition of mature, noted artists, which will take place in another part of the Museum.

The aim of the project is to continue and to further develop the international platform for presenting achievements of the generation of young creators of artistic textile which was launched three years ago. The previous edition of the event met with great interest and enthusiasm of the participants. In 2013, 65 young artists from 15 countries participated in the event. During the exhibition opening we hosted academic teachers and students from China, the United States, Finland, Estonia, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania.
The exhibition was visited by 21 thousand viewers. 

The exhibition opening and the award presentation ceremony will be held in the Central Museum of Textiles (282 Piotrkowska Street) on May 9th,  2016. 

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