The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles has launched 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.

ITAB 2010 will be on view from August 17 to October 31, 2010 to coincide with the 3rd 01SJ biennial, September 16-19, 2010. For more information and to download the prospectus go to: www.sjquiltmuseum.org

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 and in the real world) on the occasion of San Jose’s biennial ZeroOne: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge (01SJ). The jurors for the exhibition will be:

Carole Collet serves as Course Director of MA Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London and was co-developer of Nobel Textiles, a two-year collaboration between five Nobel Prize winning scientists with textile designers.
Steve Dietz, former curator of the New Media at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and founding director of the biennial 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge in 2006 and he has taught curating and digital art in several universities and is widely published on new media.
Dr. Narinder Kapany directed the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development at UCSC and is widely considered the father of fiber optics. Also an artist, Dr. Kapany has created over 40 “dynoptic” sculptures.
Matilda McQuaid, deputy Curatorial Director and head of the Textiles Department at Cooper- Hewitt, National Design Museum. Among the many exhibits she has curated, Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance was the first major museum exhibit to investigate innovation in technical textiles.

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