Textile Kultur Haslach
19th- 31st July 2015
Every year, the Textile Kultur Haslach
organises its Summer Symposium - a two week long event filled with courses, exhibitions, tours and more. This summer, the focus falls on the theme of carpets, so expect a programme tailored to it, including two special exhibitions. The first one, a travelling exhibit called ARTAPESTRY features four contemporary tapestry artists, while DIE TREIBEN´S GANZ SCHÖN BUNT shows the works of Moroccan carpet makers, approaching the art from a different cultural perspective. The accompanying courses about various textile production techniques, modes of production or design processes are all open for you to enroll in, so plan this into your summer holidays for extra added creative effect!
Berlin Fashion Week
6th- 10th July 2015
Berlin Fashion Week
is often on our summer to-do list, and not just for the German fashion. Numerous trade shows, exhibitions, events, and mingling opportunities for all fashion minded people descend over the city for a few days, turning it into a melting-pot of creative prowess. Austrians too take to the runways, presenting alongside an international designer base and audience. This time around Lena Hoschek
, Rebekka Ruetz
and the half-Austrian Marina Hoermanseder
are representing, and we’ll be watching!
wow! Woven? Entering the (sub)Textiles
12th June - 10th September 2015
Textile is a topic coming to the forefront of general discourse more often than ever before, and it is also emulated in artistic and museum settings where its very nature is being explored. The new exhibition at the Künstlerhaus Graz - wow! Woven? Entering the (sub)Textiles
does just that, and through a compilation of artistic positions, aims to investigate this renaissance of textile, its history, its effects, or contemporary uses and applications. The exhibition offers a veritable and intriguing inquiry into the realities of textiles today, looking at the paradoxes for example, of the pre-fabricated wear-and-tear on your denim, simulating what once stood for hard work, or shedding a light on the continuous loss of traditional handicraft techniques which are giving way to globalisation. It’s a truly pensive reflection on textile, not just as a material good, but also as an idea and a medium. A rich supporting programme on Thursday nights is running all through the exhibit, so put it on your summer bucket list!
Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien
Burgring 2, 8010 Graz
Austrian Graduate Fashion Shows
The end of term for the fashion students of the fine art schools, colleges and universities of Austria means one thing- showing off, in the best sense possible. The graduate students take to the runways with their painstakingly developed designs, closing off a chapter of their education, hoping for holding on to a career in the business. One of the most awaited shows- that of the Angewandte students, comes especially anticipated this year, as it is the pupils of Hussein Chalayan who are taking the stage. NJAL
is streaming the Show live, and we know you will be watching. Show Angewandte 15
Kunsthalle Wien / Museumsquartier
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien
Another one of the grad shows on our list is the Modeschule Hetzendorf ‘Light and Shadow’ performance. Awards will also be given out, all in a wonderful location, presenting over 200 student designed pieces. Let the Shows begin!Modeschule Hetzendorf Show 2015
17th- 18th June
Vienna Biennale: Ideas for Change
11th June- 4th October 2015
Combining art, design and architecture in equal measure, all underlined with the grand purpose of generating innovative ideas for changing the world we live in, the Vienna Biennale
is the ultimate interdisciplinary art initiative in the city. Vienna itself becomes a vital part of the Biennale, serving not only as a host to the many invited and participating visionaries from various fields, but also as a springboard and testing ground for the practical application of the innovative approaches. Urban life becomes the focus of this years’ Biennale, offering many exhibitions revolving around the topic of modern cities, urban futures or social art. Dedicate your summer to the informative and highly enjoyable programme!