Event Details

Arpilleras from the Conflict Textiles collection on exhibit at the Rebelles exhibiton, as part of the FITE 2016 - International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles (FITE). (Photo: Exposition Rebelles, musée Bargoin ©R. Boissau, Ville de Clermont-Ferrand)

Arpilleras from the Conflict Textiles collection on exhibit at the Rebelles exhibiton, as part of the FITE 2016 - International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles (FITE). (Photo: Exposition Rebelles, musée Bargoin ©R. Boissau, Ville de Clermont-Ferrand)

 

Exhibition:Rebelles exhibiton, as part of the FITE 2016 - International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles (FITE)
Description: The FITE 2016 is an adventure exploring the different forms of rebellion throughout the world. Although the backdrops for rebellion may differ, the rebels we are interested in strive for freedom, social justice and equality among Men.

The exhibition sensitively and humanely explores the subject of Rebels in the world with textiles from five continents as sources of information and research. The idea is to broaden visitors’ horizons by presenting different social, political, aesthetic, philosophical and cultural aspects and issues surrounding this subject.

The message is conveyed by “extraordinary textiles” in the sense of the aforementioned definition. Broadly speaking, these textiles, paired with photography and film resources, are windows onto the world and embodiments of artistic beliefs. They produce an unexpected reaction, spark astonishment and wonder in the visitor as each delivers its message in its own way. The quality of the workmanship and signature aren’t what matters. The pieces are chosen for the stances they imply, the concepts they bring and the causes they uphold.

Web links
The FITE festival
FITE program 20-25th September 2016
The Bargoin museum
Rebelles Exposition
Commissioned by: The City of Clermont-Ferrand /Bargoin museum and HS_Projects.
Date(s): 21st June 2016 - 31st December 2016
Venue: Bargoin museum / City of Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE
45 Rue Ballainvilliers, 63000 CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE
Curator: Christine BOUILLOC Bargoin museum; Christine ATHENOR, HS_Projets
Facilitator: Emilie ROBERT, Arts textiles collection; Thibault JAMOIS, registrar
Outcome: The exhibition was well attended and attracted more than 12,000 visitors from France and beyond. The arpilleras merged well into the curatorial line and the exhibition will now travel to Mexico, where it will be on display at the exhibition Gallery of Iberoamericana University in Mexico City, from September to November 2017.




Documents: • Launch invitation - France, June 2016 - view
• Arpilleras: A Non Violent Test Language - view