KONTEMPO is a Nordic- based platform working to spread knowledge and awareness about contemporary textiles. At a time when the textile industry is pressured by downsizing, outsourcing and lack of knowledge from the outside world, KONTEMPO made a goal of broadening the textile world into the artistic, commercial, craft and research fields.
The exhibition ‘#IS THIS TEXTILE?’ is the first initiative of 30 designers, artists and architects coming together to examine how their practices can expand into the textile sphere. The public is invited to keep themselves and their environment curious about new possibilities within this field. The wonder comes across what is contemporary textile? Is it color, texture, sculpture, shape or maybe – light? Is it a craft, a method or a material?
The intention is not to give answers but to open up a dialogue about the potential of textiles. The exhibition it has been part of The 3 days of design- Copenhagen, Denmark.
The work presented here is just a selection of the complete work. The overall project is to be seen on the web page.