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A Soft World: The Feminine Dimension
by Rūta Pileckaitė
Soft World held in the M. Žilinskas and Picture Galleries in Kaunas
took a unique place in the context of international textile events of
this year. In addition to Lithuanian artists, works by textile artists
from Latvia, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Belgium
and Yugoslavia were exhibited. The exhibition was curated by the art
critics Algė Gylienė and Snieguolė Surblienė. The exhibition reveals
that the earlier spontaneous experiments have been increasingly replaced
by a search for conceptualism. Having learnt a lesson in the period
of obliteration of boundaries between decorative and visual art, contemporary
textile becomes a kind of fiber art aiming at contemporary expression
and contents. Motherhood (Eglė Bogdanienė), femininity (Vita Gelūnienė,
Laima Oržekauskienė), womens war (Sigita Blažiūnaitė), beauty (Monika
Žaltauskaitė) and gloomily mundane remembrances of mildew covering the
walls (Ligita Marcinkevičiūtė) all this together with old photographs
from the family album (Jūratė Petruškevičienė), family calendar (Anne
Mie Boonen), mirrors with decorative framing (Loreta Švaikauskienė)
and a mat crocheted in the pattern of yellow monotonous circles (Danutė
Valentaitė) embody various aspects of the feminine world. Textile seems
to have erased the boundaries separating art and life.