View the Hong Kong experience through the eyes of one of our ISS delegates and exhibiting artists, Chere Mah of Berkeley, California. Some really cool images — from the everyday oddities to architectural sites — captured during her ISS tour.
Check them out on the 8ISS website
On the heels of the closing of the 8th ISS, we are delighted to have some photos to share with you, dear readers. Congratulations to the curators, Jean Cacicedo and Jorie Johnson, and all exhibiting artists of the “ANIMAL FIBER: art informs shibori” exhibition held at the Hong Kong Design Institute.
Big thanks to Jean and HKDI for sharing their awesome photos with us. The night skyline shot with brightly lit “2011″ just pulses with a vibrancy and energy, no?! Sigh…Wish we could’ve all been there.
Photos: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Photo credits: top row by Jean Cacicedo;bottom rows by HKDI
“…the 8th ISS is the best of the International Shibori Symposiums” – Mr. Jack Lenor Larsen
With the final two workshops finishing up on Jan 2, the 8th International Shibori Symposium in Hong Kong has officially come to a close. Built on a theme of “Technology Shaped by Creativity,” the 8ISS boasted 8 exhibitions of international and Chinese art in fiber, 8 workshops, a trunk show & info fair, and more than 95 papers presented/posted by outstanding speakers.
A reported 150 international artists, designers, educators and researchers participated in the event.
The publications of the 8ISS include the Symposium proceeding entitled, “Technology Shaped by Creativity,” and two design catalogues, “New Beat + Energy Nexus: International Shibori Design Collection” and “Animal Fibers: Art Informs Shibori”.
Co-Chairs Kinor Jiang and Yoshiko I Wada congratulate and thank the many organizers involved in the planning and execution of this landmark event. Read the entire note here
We are pleased to announce the following recipients of the “New Beat: international student concours” 2011 Awards. These awards are sponsored by N.P.O. International Textile Network Japan Award and by Barbara Shapiro to recognize outstanding achievement; they are accompanied by a cash gift. See photos of the installation here
Congratulations to you all!
Gold Award (1) (x RMB5000)
Guoxiang YUAN of Hong Kong for “X=Y+tt”
Silver Awards (2) (x RMB3000)
Mustafa KULA of Turkey for “Rusted Love”
Upasana DIVAKAR of India for “Punched Monologue”
Bronze Awards (5) (x RMB1000)
Kircher, Mary of USA for “The Storm”
Yunwei Zheng of China for “Xie Hou邂逅”
Mariko KOBAYASHI of Japan for “God of Fox”
Asumi HASEGAWA of Japan for “Fossils”
Harrison JOHNSTON of USA for “Functional Origami Style”
Barbara Shapiro Awards (4) (xUSD 100)
Shou DEGUCHI of Japan for “Bosa Bossa (Circle)”
Shoji FUJII of Japan for “Go Wild! Go Intelligent!”
Mustafa KULA of Turkey for “Rusted Love”
Cristina CONKLIN of the United States for “Ancestor”
The holidays are a tricky time of year to travel for many of us. Unable to attend the ISS? Don’t worry.
We listened to your interest in attending so we provided a new option so those in absentia could still enjoy the presentations and information shared during the symposium.
FRIENDS OF THE ISS is a new package option. You’ll receive 4 publications: “Animal Fibers” exhibition catalogue; “New Beat” / “Energy Nexus” /” Wearable Art” exhibition catalogue; 8ISS Proceedings (on memory stick for weight consideration);issue of Textiles Asia with a featured shibori article; plus printed materials like the program, etc. all in a beautiful conference tote bag. Fee: $200USD
The “New Beat” international student concours is now open for viewing at the Fashion Gallery of Hong Kong PolyU. The installation looks great! Congratulations to all of the selected artists. Such high quality inspired work.
See PolyU’s website here for more images
The 8th ISS is approaching fast! Register now for an enriching cultural and artistic experience in Hong Kong (click image to visit site)
Natural Dye Workshop DVD, a project of our own Slow Fiber Studios, released a documentary film of the teachings of Michel GARCIA — natural dye expert, chemist & botanist. Read more: naturaldyeworkshop.com