Biennial of Textile Art – BIEN 2023 in spring in Slovenia

/ / Competitions / 7. 12. 2022.

Biennial of Textile Art – BIEN 2023 will be held in spring at several locations in Slovenia. The theme of this year’s biennial is “The Sun”, and anyone interested, from all over the world, can apply and participate.

The application must be sent no later than March 1, 2023.

BIEN 2023 will be held between May 31 and August 10 at three locations in Slovenia: in Kranj, Škofja Loka and Jesenice, but also online. The selected artworks will be exhibited in the Globus space in Kranj, but also in the open-air museum Castle Garden in Škofja Loka.

The Sun – the source of life, but also of numerous dangers

The theme of this year’s Textile Biennial is “The Sun”. The effect of the Sun on our daily lives is so great that this theme has always been present in culture and art – in myths and legends and the fact that many polytheistic religions understand the Sun to be one of the gods.

The Sun is the source of life and at the same time a source of fear and danger due to the consequences of global warming, lack of clean water and food, as well as the possibility of acquiring skin diseases.

That is exactly the reason why the Biennial of Textile Art focuses on projects that reflect on heritage, conservation and sustainability. The goal is to create new, contemporary artistic expressions, which is why interdisciplinary artistic collaboration on projects is encouraged.

Who can participate in BIEN 2023

Artists or art groups from all over the world who submit one work not older than three years have the right to participate in the Biennial of Textile Art – BIEN 2023.

Conditions of Participation

  • Submitted works should approach the central theme.
  • Submitted works should be created of textiles or material that successfully imitates textiles.
  • Submitted works should not weigh more than 20 kg.

You can fill out the application form HERE.

Find more about the application method, conditions and the rules you must fulfill in the document “EXHIBITION RULES AND CONDITIONS“.

Apply and participate in this interesting Biennale and contribute with your creative ideas.

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