Walk with Don Quixote, invited, but absent
by Armel Barraud
23.06 > 09.09.18
What does Don Quixote do in Miguel de Cervantes' novel? First of all, an enthusiast of epic literature, Alonso Quixada proclaims himself "Knight Don Quixote". Then, to check if the romances of chivalry say true, he goes in search of exploits, decked with a rusty armor, a poor steed and Sancho Panza, his faithful squire. Her frenzied desire to compare books to real life pushes her imagination to certain visions that make her take inns for castles, windmills for giants and peasant women for noble ladies ...
Don Quixote is a man who embodies on his own the power of imagination that imagines itself.
This wandering knight was a traveling companion during the creation of this exhibition, even though Armel Barraud did not try to illustrate his story.
The artist draws on archetypal shapes and figures to test the imagination. Drawings and laces of Sphinx, horses, stars, interact with each other according to the links that each spectator will make with these different subjects, leaving utopia to settle.
And if we borrowed a little madness from Don Quixote?
Give us your lance Don Quixote and surprise us to see what we did not imagine.
by Alice Leens
by Alice Leens
18.01.2018 > 08.04.2018
Alice Leens is textile designer, graduated in 2015 from La Cambre, with the mention "blow of heart". In particular, the artist has been selected for the 2015 Hainaut Prize in Fine Arts, the 2015 Tremplin WCC-BF Prize and is a laureate of the Spes Foundation. She presents an experimental work begun 4 years ago around the thread, foundation of the bases of her current approach.
"The architect Gottfried Semper saw in woven doors and then in textiles the first supports of ornaments appeared in the course of human history. The formal elements of these original ornaments thus obeyed the technical constraints of weaving and weaving. The motifs were subsequently transferred to other media to which they adapted while retaining the same formal elements, survivals of the ancestral material constraints that had created them." (From style and architecture, writings 1834-1869, Gotfried Semper, ed Parenthèse.)
"Archivolte" proposes to follow the track revealed by Semper, that is to say to go again the path that led the forerunners of art and architecture to base their formal language on the thread, the rope or the textile.
by La Cambre, Design Textile Workshop
21.10.2017 > 07.01.2018
Students working for a Master's degree from the Design Textile Workshop of La Cambre have worked with the Cité Internationale de la Mode et de la Dentelle in Calais, which has generously supplied a rare Leavers lace pattern loom and tulle experts. This collective endeavour presents experiments with lace created as a group using this 19th century craft as well as items in Raschel lace, taken from Salomé Corvalan's graduate project. Suggesting a space, the proposal intends to open onto an imaginary world, without using the material in ways in which it is usually known. Using either the sophisticated and valuable Leavers lace or its generalised, even old-fashioned, Raschel version, despite it being ever present in our city's shop windows, these young designers have put this ancestral material into perspective, by questioning its craftsmanship, various colour contributions and the natural ways it plays with light.
This collaboration between educational and museum institutions is an entertaining and forward-looking way of passing on our heritage. This approach triggers avenues of research likely to encounter the interest of a lace industry now struggling to reinvent itself. The investment of the Carpentier-Preux company, which produced the items in Raschel lace, is evidence of this.
In addition to the textiles presented, the exhibition heightens the need for collaborative practice and showcases the creative value of its experimental aspect.
By Florence Boivin, Amandine Brun, Estelle Chatelin, Salomé Corvalan, Nicolas Guignon, Weronika Mospan
Mathilde Pecqueur / Professeur Anne Masson
The Kebab project
by Marine Frossard Razafy
29.06. 2017 > 03.09.2017
This exhibition is the result of an unexpected encounter between a passion for textiles and the artist's fascination for everything food-related, especially that served in fast food joints. While for some the kebab refers to "junk food", for Marine Frossard Razafy it represents a range of sensations blending pleasure, comfort and sweetness, as it is being eaten.
Through an installation based on the world of the kebab, Marine invites the spectator to experience a different way of discovering table items (serviettes, plates, etc.) and food elements (meat, salad, etc.). Through an entertaining and offbeat reinterpretation, indulge yourself before the potential of a weave inspired by aluminium paper, a bed of silk petals made from spicy meat and pleating that resembles an iceberg lettuce.
By Marine Frossard Razafy, a student in textile design at the Brussels Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts - École Supérieure des Arts
The Design Textile workshop at the Brussels Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts - École Supérieure des Arts is a space for the research, creation and development of materials, mainly textiles with multiple fields of application such as fashion, interior design and architecture, object design, etc.
Skimming the surface
by Louise Limontas
01.12.2016 > 05.03.2017
As a textile designer, Louise Limontas is particularly interested in materials. Her creation process is enriched by ancient techniques, traditions and customs rooted in her everyday life.
In a nostalgic and magical atmosphere, in the personal space of the Textile Box, the artist reveals her ambiguous creatures and jewellery sets. Either with a set of lace or forgotten embroidered motifs, or with familiar objects and plant-based materials which bring to mind local celebrations, Louise's complete or fragmented silhouettes roam free like nymphs skimming the surface…
Louise Limontas is a textile designer. She lives and works in Brussels. In 2013, after studying for two years at La Cambre FASHION workshop, she graduated in textile design. That same year, she obtained the MAD prize for the ETT Tilburg residence. Her experience has led her to create, around different "textile" disciplines: lace, embroidery, printing, weaving and laser cutting. Louise Limontas has also worked in Italy, London and Antwerp.
29.09.2016 > 20.11.2016
Final year students in Shoe design at SYNTRA Brussels are presenting their final collection. To end the course, which is the start of their future careers as a shoe designer orshoemaker, each student has created their own collection based on a fundamental aspect from the world in which we wander.
Together with the air that we breathe, the people around us and the path we choose, our beliefs, ethnic origins and passions are a fundamental part of our existence. These elements feature in the six individual collections in a creative, well thought out and elegant manner. Each has its own character and vision.
Nothing is more magnificent than an idea that comes to life thanks to passion and craftsmanship.
It is important to note that, as part of the course, the students made each shoe entirely by hand.
Mélancolie de l'objet
by Olivier Reman
16.06.2016 > 18.09.2016
Through the perfection of a landscape of Van Eyck or accuracy of the mantle of the Virgin of Van der Weyden , the fascination of an aesthetic ideal and the consecration of a poetic and mysterious universe serve as conductors son in the work the artist.
For Olivier, Flemish painting has always been an inexhaustible source of inspiration, it remains pervasive in his research related to the textile and fashion . He opposes the object, everyday symbol.
by Mireille Lienard
by Klaas Rommelaere
24.09.2015 > 03.01.2016
This installation is a base camp, a camp where hikers spend the night before they go on their travels, the place they rest before they climb a mountain.” A few months ago my heart was broken and I started thinking about picking up my life, starting over, preparing yourself for a big task, to deal with the situation” explain Klaas Rommelaere.
I remember I'm an embroiderer
by Elisabeth Horth
18.06.2015 > 13.09.2015
Elisabeth has sewed and embroidered forever. The needlework reflects the stages of his life, as would photo albums or travel diaries. Holidays, houses, passions, readings, drawings are set in the form of embroidery, patchworks, tapestries, paintings on fabrics according to the evolution and stages of his life, those of his family and his family. friends. Thus, each of her children has her birthday tablecloth, listing the guests while the old sweaters of the whole family make up the warming blankets in the winter. I remember that I am an embroiderer by Elisabeth Horth brings the visitor into the universe of an artist but also in his life.
by Julie Krakowski
4 and half seasons, tribute to the the embroideries of Hélène De Rudder
By Hannah De Corte
28.05.2014 > 17.08. 2014
The textile media tell of the passage through time and the effects of the environment on beings and things. So for example, a plush lamb placed on the ground and photographed every day is transformed over time.
They are also evocative of the role that human beings seek to occupy when living in a new area. How they take possession of that area, create points of reference, adapt and in return, how the area transforms them.
Between theads and garden
by Yole Devaux
20 June > 29 September 2013
by Francisco Ferrer College
Haute couture material 2
by Design Textile Workshop of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels
by Rose-Marie Noë
by Geneviève Kesteloot
Isabelle Baines - 7 October > 31 December 2011
A knitting workshop in Brussels
Diane Didier - 24 June > 25 September 2011
A midsummer night's dream
8 April > 19 June 2011
Tapestry-Textile Arts Section of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels (Professor Yole Devaux)
Lace rearranged, tapestries revisited, embroidery reworked, Interlacing presents the textile works of qualified artists and Masters students from the tapestry/textile arts workshop of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels. The creations, in flexible materials with interlacing lines, presented visitors with a collection of remarkable and unexpected works.
22 October >31 December 2010
Haute couture material
16 September >17 October 2010
Mater textile studio
18 June > 14 September 2010
The magic of threads
20th “Domaine de la Lice” competition - 2 April > 8 June 2010
Secret feminine writing - 30 October > 29 December 2009
30 October > 29 December 2009
Tissues and +
21 March 2009 > 21 June 2009
Micheline Delfosse - 17 October > 30 December 2008
27 June > 30 September 2008
Pro Fils sur faces
Art ) et ( Marges Collection - 21 March > 27 May 2008
8 June > 21 August 2007
Bob's et Marcel
Domaine de la Lice 1 March > 29 August 2007
22 June > 3 October 2006
Habit of nature
28 October > 31 December 2006
Modo Max Havelaar
Elodie Antoine - 10 maart > 30 mei 2006
The bridal suite
Domaine de la Lice - 25 November > 31 December 2005
Ariane de Briey - 29 September > 14 November 2005
23 June > 13 September 2005
The garden of accessories
End-of-year work of the Dress Designer Section at Francisco Ferrer College
11 February > 15 April 2005
29 October > 31 December 2004
Foashon in silk
As part of the Modo Bruxellae dress designer’s career