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'Z krosna do Krosna' - linen for the fifth time

Invitation for the artists

Daria Soltan - Krzyzynska, Tracks, 2006

Every two years, at the last weekend of August in Krosno, we can admire beautiful artistic cloth. Artists from many countries of the world spin their linen stories, creating a rare opportunity for seeing contemporary linen art.

We encourage you to take part in the 5th edition of 'Z krosna do Krosna' Biennial and present a great artistic potency of your works created on the basis of linen.


The Craft Museum in Krosno invites linen cloth artists from Poland and abroad, students of the 4th and 5th year as well as the last year's art graduates of Polish universities to take part in the 5th International Artistic Linen Cloth Biennial 'Z krosna do Krosna' and the premiere competition 'Z krosna do Krosna' - DEBUTS 2008.

'Z krosna do Krosna' Biennial has been organised since 2000. It has met an enthusiastic reception not only from the artists but also from art critics. It is fact that the Biennial has been noticed by the artistic circles concerned with linen cloth and, what is very important, treated as a competition of considerable importance. Participation of artists from many countries of the world /Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Island, Israel, Japan, Canada, Latvia, Germany, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Hungary, and Italy/ shows great prestige of this event. It is worth mentioning that Krosno Biennial is the only event of this kind held in the Podkarpacie region, and one of few such events in Poland promoting contemporary art that originates from weaving.

With the 5th edition of the Biennial we would like to welcome young artists that work in the field of linen cloth. 'Z krosna do Krosna' - DEBUTS 2008 competition is aimed at opening up opportunity for making their professional exhibit debut, which would be accompanied by the promotion of young artists and the youngest linen art.

The 5th International Artistic Linen Cloth Biennial 'Z krosna do Krosna' together with
the accompanying competition for young artists 'Z krosna do Krosna'- DEBUTS 2008 will
be held under the honorary patronage of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Mr Bogdan Zdrojewski.They also won the support of the Marshal of Podkarpackie
Voivodeship and the President of Krosno. The event is held under the scientific patronage of Prof. Irena Huml of the Institute of Art Polish Academy of Science, and the media patronage of the Polish Web Portal of the Managers of Culture: Zarzadzaniekultura.pl and a web portal Kulturaonline.pl

Completion with the financial support of Podkarpackie Voievodship and
Krosno District.

Please note!
The deadline for submitting the application
is 30 June 2008,
and the works must be handed in by - 15th July 2008.



Iwona Jurczyk


5thInternational Artistic Linen Cloth Biennial 'Z krosna do Krosna' 2008