FITE - Biennale Textile
COMING TO CLERMONT-FERRAND

PLAY

from 07/02/2024 to 01/12/2025

Public opening week

FROM 07.02.2024
TO 07.07.2024

This edition is co-produced with SESC São Paulo, which will host the biennial in 2025 in Brazil.

FITE has chosen the theme «PLAY» because play is a space and a time apart from everyday life, with its own rules and its own limits, which encourages the explo- ration of other ways of relating to oneself, to others and to the environment. It produces pleasure, educational value, emancipating energy, an exercise in reason and strategy. It fosters creativity, problem-solving skills, divergent thinking and the development of new ideas.

The central exhibition at the Musée Bargoin adopts the principle of playing and of presentation, «truth» and «knowledge». «knowledge». It offers artists the museum as a playground, within which each plays in his or her own way and reveals something of our contemporary societies.

18 exhibitions, including 15 in Clermont-Ferrand and 3 in Cervières, Lyon and Retournac
50 artists, designers and heritage collections
32 nationalities
7 highlights
13 workshops, meetings and tours

FURTHER INFORMATION

FITE office from 2 to 7 July 2024
In the Hall of the Musée Bargoin
45 rue Ballainvilliers – 63000 Clermont-Ferrand

fite@hs-projets.com
06 41 96 92 40

CONTACT COMMUNICATION FITE / HS_PROJETS

Nolwenn Pichodo
np@hs-projets.com
06 21 29 35 49

CONTACT COMMUNICATION CITY OF CLERMONT-FERRAND

Anne-Lise Plancoulaine
ALPlancoulaine@ville-clermont-ferrand.fr

PRESS CONTACT CITY OF CLERMONT-FERRAND

Amélie Rolland
arolland@ville-clermont-ferrand.fr

07 70 18 35 33

Emmanuel Thérond
etherond@ville-clermont-ferrand.fr
07 61 90 23 29

WHERE & WHEN ?

One theme is voted for 2 years !

After « Métamorphoses », « Renaissance », « Rebelles », Déviations », « Love etc. » and « Imagine ! », the theme for 2024_25 edition is « PLAY ». While the biennial is held each even years in Clermont-Ferrand (France), every odd year it moves to another country. This was the case in 2013 in Hué (Vietnam), 2015 in Manila (Philippines), 2017 in Mexico City (Mexico), 2019 in Romania (itinerant) and 2023 in Lithuania (itinerant). In 2021, the FITE was supposed to be in Dakar (Senegal), but had to be cancelled. The 2025 edition will be hosted in São Paulo (Brazil).
WHOM ?

The HS_Projects Association

Association under the 1901 Law. International actors of textiles : artists, designers, dancers etc. The association works to structure exchanges and cooperation between regional, national, european and international actors by organizing events such as the FITE.

WHOM ?

The City of Clermont-Ferrand

Nineteenth urban center of France, Clermont-Ferrand encourages co-construction and new modes of cooperation for a common project. Social and cultural links are seen as crucial for the urban life. The city is very much involved in the development and influence of its territory as a human community, with the objective of a common invention of its future.
WHOM ?

The Museum Bargoin

Whose collections are unique in France, pursue a remarkable work on extra-european textiles invite us to an unseen travel.

WHOM ?

Clermont auvergne
métropole

Urban community, work for the reinforcement of the intercommunalitiy to make things better together, especially as part of the new region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

LE FITE de 2012 à 2022

la fondation des
textiles extraordinaires

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