From October 28th  to November 26th 2021

Opening event: 2021 October 28th. 6 P.M.

The International Biennial of Textile Miniatures, which started in 1992 and is held every two years at the Arka Gallery and reflects contemporary textile art, is being organized for the 12th time this year. The latest collection of the biennial, consisting of works by artists from 24 different countries ( Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, The Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, France, Spain, Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Italy, Russia, Taiwan, Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina) , is dedicated to the narrative of a visiting card as a small-format recognizable sign, presenting an author’s unique style, mastered technique, or researched themes that shape the artist’s identity.

In this exhibition, the participants look at the visiting card in various ways – historical, ideological, social, artistic – and examine not only the themes of personal experiences but also the themes of memory. The size standard set in the early 20th century was the format of one cigarette’s length and seven cigarettes’ width, as the cards were stored in tobacco packaging. Modern technology has made a visiting card an attribute of everyday life, and a variety of technologies are used to produce it. Modern technology has pushed the visiting card as a physical object into the margins of social communication. It is very often replaced by digital formats for the exchange of contact information. These are « becoming friends on Facebook or LinkedIn, following each other on Instagram, and so on. Nevertheless, the metaphorical meaning of the visiting card has remained. The latter is reflected in the collection of this year’s biennial, formed from the works proposed during the open call, of which more than seventy were selected for the exhibition by the jury.

Curator of the biennial: Žydre Ridulytė.

the Fiberartfever’s artists participate at the XII International Biennial of Textile Miniatures « Visiting Card »:  Annelies Slabbynck and Marie Pourchot

Annelies Slabbynck participates at the XII International Biennial of Textile Miniatures « Visiting Card » with the artwork ‘Memento’ 2021 

Annelies Slabbynck : ‘Memento’ 2021


Marie Pourchot participates at the XII International Biennial of Textile Miniatures « Visiting Card » with the artwork: Composition

Marie Pourchot: Composition


From October 28th  to November 26th 2021

Arkos dailės galerija“ Aušros vartų g. 7
LT –01304, Vilnius. Įmonės k.: 126122090