Textile gets a Renaissance at the Met

Tela, for art's sake!

 

(SPOT.ph) This isn't just any type of fabric you get for a dress, because there are important cultural elements that go into their making. The International Festival of Extra Ordinary Textiles (FITE): Renaissance Exhibition features over a hundred types of textiles from all over the globe and includes works of our very own Patis Tesoro and Ann Pamintuan. The exhibit runs until September 12 at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila’s Tall and White Cube Galleries.

 

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The exhibition is part of France’s biggest and most prestigious international festival dedicated to textiles. First presented in France back in 2014, it had a successful run in the cities of Hue, Vietnam and Clermont-Ferrand, France. The show encourages enduring discourse among artists, designers, artisans, and ordinary people on how tradition, cultural history and heritage, and contemporary adaptation can influence something as seemingly mundane as a piece of cloth.

 

For more information, visit the Metropolitan Museum of Manila’s website.

 

Photos by Paula De Guzman

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