KONTEMPO is an association that works to promote the textile field in a contemporary context. KONTEMPO consist of Danish-based practitioners within the textile field. Having an international outlook where our focus is on the work of contemporary textiles.
KONTEMPO wants to showcase how the field of textiles can contribute to the arts, commercial market, the crafts, education, and research. KONTEMPO is a platform that allows members to create networks and cooperate within the association and externally with business, industry, municipalities, institutions, other associations, museums, and galleries. KONTEMPO was established at the end of 2015 and has approximately 100 active members.
At a time when our industry is pressured by downsizing, outsourcing and lack of knowledge from the outside world, we see it as our task to show what the profession of textile in 2019 can offer. Our profession is based on the knowledge and love of materials, colors, surfaces, spaciousness, craftsmanship and aesthetics. We want to reveal what many do not know is part of our profession: art, communication, research, production, color, patterns, texture, collage, costumes, materials, workmanship, acoustics, art, and design - and collect it in an engaging and informative exhibition.
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