Web of Europe

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract / Description of output

Invited International Group Exhibition(Touring) and accompanying publication Web of Europe with the work, Woven Piece no. 13

20/5/11 - 14/7/11, Musees Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels.
13/10/11 - 27/11/11 Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

Author(s): Edit Andras, Miklos Mojzer, Ernese Pasztor, Katalin Schultz

This project was launched by the Budapest Ildikó Dobrányi Foundation in conjunction with the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Brussels. The work Web of Europe, an unusual, jointly woven tapestry from the 21st century, has been made for the period of Hungary’s presidency of the EU(the first six months of 2011). The intention was to direct attention to the art of woven tapestry, which is not simply a part of our common European heritage meriting esteem and preservation, but a living, inspirational cultural medium, an exciting genre of contemporary art capable of ongoing renewal.

The basis for this collective composition was the seventeenth-century Brussels tapestry Mercury Hands Over the Infant Bacchus to the Nymphs, which is in the collection of the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest.

Twenty-seven artists, representing each of the EU countries, were asked to re-interpret and re-weave small parts cut out virtually from this tapestry, whose mythological theme was Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Maria Almanza (Belgium), Wanda Balogh (Hungary), Anet Brusgaard (Denmark ), Nora Chalmet (Belgium), Paola Cicuttini (Belgium), Gabriela Sgarbura (Romania), Muriel Crochet (France), Thomas Cronenberg (Germany), Adél Czeglédi (Hungary), Włodzimierz Czygan (Poland), Emese Csókás (Hungary), Ariadna Donner (Finland), Emöke (France), Martine Ghuys (Belgium), Peter Horn (Germany), Anne Jackson (Great Britain), Feliksas Jakubauskas (Lithuania), Aino Kajaniemi (Finland), Ieva Krumina (Latvia), Maria Kirkova Tzanova (Bulgaria), Federica Luzzi (Italy), Andrea Milde (Spain), Susan Mowatt (Great Britain), Judit Nagy (Hungary), Sarah Perret (France), Renata Rozsivalova (Czech Republic), and Gizella Solti (Hungary).
(Katalin Schulcz: Web of Europe. In: Ibolya Hegyi, Katalin Schulcz (ed.): Web of Europe [catalogue], Ildikó Dobrányi Foundatiom, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, 2011, 25.)
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMusées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels, Belgium; Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary
Publisher Ildiko Dobrani Foundation and Hungarian Cultural Institute in Brussels
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2011

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Tapestry
  • EU
  • catalogue
  • exhibition


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