For this future 2019 edition, FITE’s teams decided to offer something new, namely itinerant FITE through all Romania.
From Baita city to the capital Bucharest and even until Black Sea in Constanta, discover different places of culture such as Baita Textile Museum, Museum of Brasov Urban Civilizations or even Bucharest NOD.
EXHIBITION OF WOOL BLANKETS
Opened in 2017, Baita textile museum was founded by Florida Zaharias, formerly curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Textile Conservation Department.
Workshop on wood cut (xilogravura) « Ancestral Symbols of Padureni Area.» Coordinator, Prof. Mircea Lac
Visit of the exhibition “Wool and Water—Woven Felted Blankets of Balkan—Carpathian Region”, Florica Zaharia, curator, Muzeul Textilelor’s owner
The exhibition “Decades of Visual Memory-Photographs by Ana and Gheorghe
INSTALLATION – the “Alba” (white) collection by Mirela Traistaru, artist, made in France and Romania
Exchanges and discussions to define a European project: the International Meeting of Extraordinary Textiles (RITES)
GARDEN PARTY A HALDINA
SCOALA GIMNAZIALA BAITA
Presentation of the “Urban thread”, a nomadic textile architecture designed by the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Clermont-Ferrand and the Charles Perrault elementary school in Clermont-Ferrand – a proposal made to the pupils of the school of Baita, « Scoala Gimnazială Baita » to draw their landscape on the Windows of this architecture, by Crisan Dorin, director
Visit of the black church, cathedral of Brasov city and visit by M Christine Bouilloc, the director of the Bargoin Museum and Mr Ziegler, an historien of the exhibited collection of muslim prayer rug. Built by germanic community, it is the most important gothic monument of Romania and Lutheran place of worship.
At the heart of the 4th edition of Festival International des Textiles Extraordinaires (FITE), Bargoin Museum hosts the Deviations exhibition which offers an original choice of more than eighty textiles, photographic and videographic artworks, coming from lenders, artists, collectors, public institutions and galleries from all over the world.
Four thematics – transgression, circulation, pile-up and transcendence – govern the exhibition and allow to point out society’s stakes, throughout a medium, textile.
Among those thematics are tackled many questions, such as standards and non-standards, liberty’s research often linked to the notion of egality, identity within migrations and interbreeding, movements of humans but also of know-how, materials and designs.
Artworks of creators from the five continents are inviting the public to a reflection, throughout different forms of expression where textile is at the center of creation.
The exhibition “Dentelles en voyage” of the Retournac lace factory museum
In ethnography museum, in the library, meetings with researchers, historians from Romania’s textile area.
- THE ROMANOFIR SPINNING MILL IN TALMACIU
MEETING AND DISCOVERY
Fashion show :
- Featuring ancient swimsuits specially created by Unda Popp, director of the design section Unarte Bucharest
- Parade of aquatic dresses made by the fashion designer Alina Gurguta at the swimming pool of the Spinning Mill
THE ROMANIAN PEASANT MUSEUM
Visit and discover the museum’s textile collections, Dr. Virgil Nitulescu, directeur
CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF ARTS IN BUCHAREST
INSTALLATION – CORAIL / ARTEFACT BY JÉRÉMY GOBÉ
Textile artistic creation, in mechanical lace from Puy en Velay (France) by an artist and a company, Fontanelle. Parallel between safeguard of textile industry and coral reef.
VIDEO INSTALLATION – COLLECTE DE GESTES EN EXIL (COLLECTION OF GESTURE IN EXILE)
Opening of the video installation « Collecte de gestes en exil », made by the Anou Skan Company, in the reception center of asylum seekers in France, an opportunity to ask the question of the movement of people in Europe
INSTALLATION Felt of GRASS AND WOOl
By Dorina Horatu, Director of the Textile Department of the National University of Arts of Bucharest, and workshops results by Viviana Basan, student UNARTE and Elisabeth Berthon, felted artist in France
INSTALLATION SCULPTURE COSTUME
By costume students of ENSATT in Lyon, workshop with Sylvie Lardet (Head of Costume Department) which will be organized around students work, on the occasion of the FITE.
INSTALLATION – À REBROUSSE-POIL
In a co-working space grouping the library of materials and textiles but also 40 start-ups from creative industries. Creations from a workshop of Christelle Familiari, focusing on the use of unexpected materials, with art and design students of the École Supérieure d’Art et de Design de Saint-Etienne (ESADSE).
Discovery of the city of Constanta and shores of the Black Sea
FOLK ART MUSEUM
Guided visit of the museum and its collection of romanian traditional textiles.