BRIDGE OF ART
Turkish textile is stretching its borders from Izmir to China. Prof. Dr. Elvan Özkavruk Adanır, Head of IUE Department of Fashion and Textile Design, will be representing Turkey in Beijing with her artwork on felt. Adanır has been the only artists to have been accepted to “From Lausanne to Beijing, 9th International Fiber Art Biennale 2016”’ that will take place in Shenzen China in September. Lecturer Jovita Kurnaz, from IUE Department of Fashion and Textile Design, will represent Lithuania with her artwork also. This way, IUE will shine out at the biennale with its 2 academicians.
There will be participants from almost 50 countries including Sweden, Australia, Japan, France, Spain, Luxembourg, etc. to the biennale which will be held on September 10 – 26. Prof. Dr. Adanır and Kurnaz’s artwork were chosen among 963 artworks to be presented at the event sponsored by Tsinghua University Fiber Art Institute of China and hosted by Academy of Arts & Design.
‘And the life begins’
Prof. Dr. Elvan Özkavruk Adanır gave information about the event and she said 963 works of art applied and only 221 works of art were accepted. Özkavruk said, “We created sample of fiber art by using textile technique. I used shibori technique in my artwork titled, ‘And the Life Begins’. I created a felt combined with wool and silk, and used it in weaving. My artwork represents the beginning of life. I got inspired by mother’s womb. I feel much honored to be representing Turkey among 50 countries”.
‘Unhappy faces gave inspiration’
Lecturer Jovita Kurnaz said that she used needle felt, wet felt, and weaving in her, ‘God of Lonesome’ titled 3 D artwork. “I combined felt with weaving. I got inspired by the misery and unhappiness on people’s faces, and created a sculpture,” said Kurnaz.
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