San Jose Museum of Quilts + Textiles

520 S. First Street
San Jose CA 95113
http://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/

International TECHStyle Art Biennial
August 17 – October 31, 2010

In 2010, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles will launch a new signature event—the International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB). ITAB is a juried exhibition of work by artists mining the expressive potential of fiber media and engaging new information and communication technologies in their artistic processes, as a medium of artistic expression, and/or in the content of their work. Leveraging its location in Silicon Valley, the Museum envisions ITAB serving as the premiere platform for introducing the emerging work of artists exploring the intersection of fibers and technology to the global community that assembles—virtually and non-virtually–on the occasion of San Jose ’s 01SJ Biennial.

As fibers, textiles, and the language of textile patterning have achieved wide currency in contemporary art practice—often as a means of evoking a collective haptic experience that is both historical and contemporary—ITAB seeks to expose and explore the tensions between and among works by artists using fiber media whose centers of gravity are located in diverse artistic disciplines.