Longgang teachers exhibit tapestry artworks

Writer: Cao Zhen  |  Editor: Vincent Lin  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2020-06-30

Fine arts teachers of high, middle and primary schools in Longgang District are exhibiting their tapestry artworks at the Longgang Cultural Hall. Entry is free.

Tapestry artworks are on display at the Longgang Cultural Hall. Courtesy of the exhibition organizer

Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven by hand on a loom. Tapestry is weft-faced weaving, in which all the warp threads are hidden in the completed work, unlike cloth weaving where both the warp and the weft threads may be visible. In tapestry weaving, weft yarns are typically discontinuous; the artisan interlaces each colored weft back and forth in its own small pattern area. It is a plain weft-faced weave having weft threads of different colors worked over portions of the warp to form the design.

While tapestries have been created for many centuries and in every continent in the world, what distinguishes the contemporary field from its pre-World War II history is the predominance of the artist as weaver in the contemporary medium.

At the same time, fiber art had become one of the most popular mediums in their art programs. Young artists are interested in exploring a wider scope of processes for creating art through the materials classified as fiber. This shift to more multimedia and sculptural forms and the desire to produce work more quickly has had the effect of pushing contemporary tapestry artists inside and outside the academic institutions to ponder how they might keep pace sustaining visibility in their art form.

Dates: Until July 12

Venue: Longgang Cultural Hall, Longxiang Boulevard, Longgang District (龙岗区龙翔大道龙岗区文化馆)

Metro: Line 3 to Longcheng Square Station (龙城广场站), Exit D