“The thread of art: how textile art, once solely intertwined with tapestry, has now become an art of the future?”
As new technologies mingle with ancient skills, as new and old material coexist, textile arts go through an era of hybridisation.
Building bridges and connections between all forms of arts, sewing and stitching become a sculpture, the thread creates volume, the needle turns into a sharp pencil, the rope commingles with poor and primitive material.
Weaving, braiding, twisting, piercing, cutting, pleating, gluing, entwining, mixing… Many contemporary artists have adopted old techniques to stitch their thoughts together or to patch the world.
Textile shifts from abstract thought to feminist art, it plays with dimensions and conquers space, it represents bodies and symbolises time.
Many key moments punctuate the 12th edition of Art Up!
Find in the space dedicated to the Paris fotofever fair and its selection of photography galleries, the innovative exhibition of Fresh Art from China, Anna Katharina Scheidegger, a young photographer given pride of place by Le Fresnoy – a national studio of contemporary arts – and of course the exhibition that everyone has been waiting for : « Revelation by Art Up! ». It gives pride of place to young artists from the region’s art schools.
Anna Katharina Scheidegger
Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains présente : Anna Katharina Scheidegger> DECOUVRIR
Fresh Art from China
Art Up! s'engage dans l’accompagnement de la jeune création internationale en accueillant l’exposition photographique de la jeune structure culturelle FRESH ART FROM CHINA, dédiée à mettre en avant de jeunes artistes chinois.> DECOUVRIR
FOTOFEVER présente une sélection inédite de 9 galeries spécialisées à retrouver au coeur de la foire !
Photo : Claire et Philippe Ordionni, Barocco 21. Courtesy galerie Goutal - Aix en Provence.
Revelation by Art Up!
For its 13th edition, Art Up! is relaunching its young talents competition and giving pride of place to ten young talents from the art schools from the Euroregion. Chosen by the fair’s artistic selection committee among thirty applications, ten young artists who just completed their studies seized on the topic of Textile art. Discover their realisations!
Ecole supérieure d’Art de Tourcoing> DECOUVRIR
Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains / Tourcoing
École Supérieure d’Art Dunkerque / Tourcoing
Ecole supérieure d’Art Nord – Pas de Calais/Dunkerque – Tourcoing
Joe DELCOURT & Félicia LAUDE
Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis> DECOUVRIR
Université de Lille 3> DECOUVRIR
Université de Lille 3
Ecole Supérieure d’Arts du Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Dunkerque / Tourcoing
Université de Lille 3
FOTOFEVER proposes on its dedicated space a programme of photography conferences for the general public. It is in this context that the visitors are invited to meet Jean-Marie Périer, the famous photographer of stars, who will be present at the Art Night
Jeudi 28 février - 15h30
Meeting with Jean-Marie Périer, the famous photographer of stars of the ‘60s
Jeudi 28 février, 19h30
Photographic publishing: works to be collected
Samedi 2 mars, 11h
Argentique vs Photoshop: two photographic expressions
Samedi 2 mars, 15h
Focus on Sport photography
Dimanche 3 mars, 15h.
> Night of art
The Art Night that comes on Thursday evening is an event of exceptional quality while each exhibitor invites its artists to come and meet the public!