Peninsulares
Second Iberian Encounters of Contemporary Textile Art - 22nd September

Artistic Creation
National Museum of Decorative Arts (MNAD) of Madrid, Spain
22 setembro- 14 novembro 2021

The National Museum of Decorative Arts (MNAD) of Madrid, will held the second edition of the project Peninsulares - Second Iberian Encounters of Contemporary Textile Art, which intends to offering an overview of the use of the textile element in art.

The exhibition, promoted by Contextile – Contemporay Textile Art Biennial / Ideias Emergentes in collaboration with Indigo Proyectos, curated by Cláudia Melo and Lala de Dios, will assemble a group of Portuguese and Spanish textile artists, under the premise of an experience and the possibility of (dis)similar dialogues fostered by a dual territory -the peninsular event- that can be either the end, the beginning or both.

The exhibition presents works by ten artists (Alves Dias, Amparo de la Sota, Ana Fernandes, Conceição Abreu, Concha Romeu, Hugo Brazão, Mª Jesus Maniatares, Maribel Binimelis, Melchior Martí, Rosa Godinho) and the creations carried out within the program of artistic residencies (by the artists María Mallo and Mónica Faria), that allowed to place the authors works in dialogue with the collection of the Museum.

All the artists start from personal and multidisciplinary approaches that explore the formal and conceptual potential of the textile elements. Some of them used different techniques such as tapestry, soft sculptures or collages in the production of their works. Others use daily textile pieces that suffered interventions to give them a new meaning, the result of an inquiry on the personal and collective memory.