MILL6 Foundation introduces TECHSTYLE Series 1.0: Ariadne’s Thread, which is the inaugural edition of its annual series exploring the implications of technology in textile. The two-part series comprises a video art exhibition and an international discussion forum where participants can exchange and generate knowledge regarding the textile industry, in particular women and technology in the industry.
The video art exhibition will feature nine female artists from around the world across multiple disciplines – Dara Birnbaum, Cao Fei, Tina Havelock Stevens, Vvzela Kook, Rachel Maclean, Natacha Nisic, Sputniko!, Magdalen Wong and Ji Hye Yeom. Each artist will explore the theme via a series of new media works. The exhibition will take place from 19 November to 6 December 2016 at Sheung Wan Civic Centre.
Meanwhile, the international discussion forum focuses on women’s commitment to technology in textiles, which is co-presented by Asia Society Hong Kong Center. The forum will take place on 3 December 2016 at the Asia Sociaty Hong Kong Center with a keynote speech headlined by the artist Sputniko! and speakers from Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), University of Edinburgh, Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, HKRITA (Hong Kong), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Goldsmith College (London), University of the Arts (London) and other academics, textile experts, artists, curators, critics and more. Seats are limited for this so RSVP here early.
About MILL6 Foundation
MILL6 Foundation is a non-profit arts and cultural institution and charity in Hong Kong. Established as part of The Mills heritage conservation project, it is centred on textile arts and culture. Projects under the Foundation include exhibitions, community engagement, learning, heritage, artists-in-residence and public art.
TECHSTYLE Series 1.0: Ariadne’s Thread Art Exhibition
Date: 19 November to 6 December 2016
Time: Tuesday to Sunday, 11:30am to 7:30pm
Venue: Exhibition Hall, 6/F, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Hong Kong
TECHSTYLE Series 1.0: Ariadne’s Thread Discussion Forum
Date: 3 December 2016
Time: Registration 10:30am; Discussion 11am to 6pm
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong