Events on Textile

Events on Textile

The famous Tournament of the so-called 'Field of Cloth of Gold' (in French: Le Camp du Drap d'Ort) took place in 1520 in the northwest of France and marked a meeting between Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France. The site was named after the tents and costumes splendidly decorated with cloth of gold, a type of fabric normally woven with a silver gilt weft thread.

An umbrella patchwork was made in the autumn of 2014 from discarded umbrellas during pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong. It was regarded as a site-specific art installation. The demonstrations started when in September 2014 the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress announced its decision with respect to electoral reform in Hong Kong and how they were going to disallow civil nominations.