Contextile 2018

The 4th edition of the Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art _Contextile 2018 will be held from September 1st to October 20th, 2018 in Guimarães, Portugal. The exhibitions will inhabit cultural and artistic spaces of public and/or private domain, with the support and partnership of the Municipality of Guimarães, and others.
The growing interest of the national and international artistic community has responded in a committed way to our mission of placing textile in the context of contemporary art. We also want to celebrate the historical textile culture of the region of Guimarães and its inhabitants.
Upon reflection of the last years’ editions of Contextile, its impact on the textile art world and the territory it occupies, we are excited to introduce the concept (In)Organic to the 2018 edition. Through this concept we propose a common path artists may choose to take.
(In)Organic – The organic is understood as something that is alive, deeply-rooted and layered. It is pure, essential and innate, yet at the same time part of the nature of something or someone.