Felt for Tomorrow -exhibition is 20th anniversary exhibition of Finnish Felt association Filtti. The exhibition is brought to Craftcorner Taito Gallery from Craft Museum of Finland in Jyväskylä.
The exhibition has been juried by critic, visual artist Hannu Castrén. He has said of the exhibition: “The exhibition arouses discussion of the position of felt in the modern world.
“Felt for Tomorrow is the transfer of an ancient arts and crafts technique to the future as new products, uses and material combinations. Felt contributes to well-being, a relaxing, even a therapeutic craft technique in busy everyday life. Felt is suitable for modern life and future due to its versatility, ecology and ethicality. Felt and felt making create possibilities in textile art: they act as ways to internationalization and as a new way to work as part of felting new effects. These thoughts have been felted as works in this exhibition”, says Filtti chair woman Eija Pirttilahti.
Filtti’s 20th anniversary exhibition is an ensemble created by its members. Felt for Tomorrow authenticates how we Filtti members transfer felt tradition into future and export Finnish felt specific know-how to the world.
The exhibition shows the versatility of wool and felt with the spectrum of the extent of the works. You can combine various fibers, fabrics, glass, plastic and something else with felt and the surface can be decorated for instance with embroidery. Felt gives possibilities also to very sculptural works.
The felt works in Felt for Tomorrow exhibition vary from interior felt art like wall textiles, curtains and cushions to sculptural 3D pieces and clothes and accessories. The works of Filtti members have wool joined with different kinds of fabric and the felt surface has been embroidered by hand and machine. You can see featherlight and thick felt, white and colorful. All felt pieces in the exhibition has been made during 2018.
The exhibition has felt art from 39 artists from around Finland and abroad, all Filtti members. The international pieces come from Germany, the UK, Russia and South Africa.
Opening hours Mon-Fri 10-18, Sat 10-17, Sun 12-17.
For further information, please contact Sirpa Mäntylä, the exhibition coordinator for Filtti
phone +358 45 1304777, firstname.lastname@example.org