Rijswijk Textile Biennial

Museum Rijswijk will be mounting the second Rijswijk Textile Biennial from 7 June until 11 September 2011.

While in 2009 the first Textile Biennial was limited to exclusively Dutch artists, this summer the museumís exhibition areas will be full of the work of twenty artists from North America, Europe and Asia.

On Sunday 11 September, the last day of the Textile Biennial, a grand textile fair will be held in the front courtyard of the Museum and in the Oude Kerk (Old Church) opposite from 13.00 until 17:00.

Nothing is quite what it seems. An exquisitely woven wall hanging with holes burned in it? Knuckle-dusters and skeletons made of satin? Images embroidered on porcelain? This is just a small selection of the work by twenty artists who use textiles as a means of communication. Who says knitting, embroidery and crocheting are traditional and passť? The artists toy with this stuffy image in order to set the viewer on the wrong track. Their work closely follows current developments in the arts, making critical but also humorous statements about politics, identity, origin and sexuality.

MariŽlle van den Bergh (Netherlands), Dorothťe Van Biesen (Belgium), Diem Chau (USA), Orly Cogan (USA), Andrea Donnelly (USA), Erin Endicott (USA), Wen-Ying Huang (Taiwan ROC), Gaby Kleindienst (Germany), Valerie van Leersum (Netherlands), Janice Lessman-Moss (USA), Sanae Mimori (Japan), Barbara Polderman (Netherlands), Astrid Polman (Netherlands), Jacquelyn Royal (USA), Elisa van Schie (Netherlands), Johanna Schweizer (Netherlands), Adrienne Sloane (USA), Sue Stone (England), Anna Torma (Canada), Michel Wieggers (Netherlands)

Opening times during the Textile Biennial:

Tuesday - Sunday open from 12.00 - 17.00 hours, Monday closed

Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2013:

The next Rijswijk Textile Biennial will be organized in the summer of 2013. If you would like to participate, please send us a cd-rom with pictures of your recent artworks and a curriculum vitae in English before August 30, 2012. Please send it to:

Museum Rijswijk
Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2013
Herenstraat 67
2282 BR Rijswijk

At the end of September 2012 a jury will meet and make a choice for the Rijswijl Textile Biennial 2013.