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the second edition
of an international exhibition and competition and the symposium “Young Textile” satellite events of the 15
International Triennial of Tapestry in Łódź.

Honorary patronage of the Spouse of the President of the Republic of Poland Agata Kornhauser-Duda

2nd YOUNG TEXTILE ART TRIENNIAL YTAT– ŁÓDŹ 2016 is a project addressed to first and second cycle students of art academies who study in the field of textile art, as well as to graduates who acquired their bachelor’s or master’s degree in the previous year. The participants come from 21 art schools from 14 countries: Ukraine, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Finland, Belgium, France, the United States, Japan and Poland. According to the Triennial regulations, teachers of each art academy interested in the event make a selection of their students’ works and choose the most interesting realizations for the exhibition. During the second edition of the event, which takes place this year, 66 young artists submitted 46 artworks in two categories: textile design and textile art. The Jury consisting of: Daniela Krystyna Jałkiewicz (Poland), Thomas Cronenberg (Germany) and Michael Brennand-Wood (Great Britain), will choose the winners in the two categories.

The event is organized by the DEPARTMENT OF TEXTILE and the DEPARTMENT OF PRINTED TEXTILE of the Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź in cooperation with the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź. From 9th of May 2016 until 21st of August 2016 all participants present their works in a most prestigious place – the exhibition rooms of the Central Museum of Textiles on 282 Piotrkowska Street in Łódź. The event will be held simultaneously with an exhibition of mature, noted artists of the 15th International Triennial of Tapestry. The exhibition opening and the award presentation ceremony will take place in the Central Museum of Textiles on May 9th,  2016 at 5.00 pm.

For the first time the exhibition is accompanied by the International Symposium ‘Young Textile - Education - Current State, Directions, Prognosis for the Future’, thus becoming a platform for presenting results of education in the field of textile design and textile art and also a place for discussion on the directions and possibilities of development of the field. Ten speakers, representing European and world academic centres and 2 special guests: Professor Michael Brennand-Wood and Lala de Dios, president of the European Textile Network will share their experience with the audience. The symposium timetable is 10.05.2016 from 9.00 to 15.00, in Centrum Promocji Mody, 121 Wojska Polskiego Street in Łódź. 

The exhibition and the symposium are satellite events of  the 15th International Triennial of Tapestry in Łódź, which is organized by the Central Museum of Textile in Łódź. 

2nd YOUNG TEXTILE ART TRIENNIAL YTAT – ŁÓDŹ 2016 is financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage 

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