Beatrijs Sterk – Textile Forum Magazine The following text summarises the content of two conversations I had with Máximo Laura in Costa Rica between 10th and 13th September of this year. Very important in these was the presence of North American artist Carolyn Kallenborn, who accompanied me as a mediator, as it were, as she […]
The textile sculptures from the artist Maximo Laura are a tribute to those “Maestros” that helped built our Inca culture. Those Andean priests, called Shamans, were wise people, dedicated to the treatment of physical and spiritual diseases. The Andean priests perform the most important ceremonies in the sacred mountains to communicate with their ancestors. In […]
The Andean Sun rises from the Amazon jungle, where it has remained with Yakumama (Goddess of water). This happens after the winter solstice, on June 21. The sun of the new year emerges from the mists of the horizon, joyous and festive. In this event, on mid-July, the Incas waited in the sun from midnight […]
Exhibition in the Museum of Fine Arts in Cordoba, Argentina. This exhibition took place in 2015 and showed tapestries from Maximo Laura’s Private Collection, including miniature tapestries and mural format tapestries.
“Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge examines the state of fibers and textiles in the fine art world today. The exhibition has been developed by the Muskegon Museum of Art in coordination with Guest Curator Geary Jones of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The artworks on display reveal the diversity of the fine art textile […]
Exhibition of Maximo Laura’s tapestries in the Qorikancha Temple in Cuzco, which was the most important temple in the Inca Empire. The exhibition took place in 2015 and showed Mr. Laura’s lated collection of tapestries titled “Mamacha Coca” which portrays the importance and different uses of the coca leafs in Andean Culture.
“Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators” features the work of a select few artists who have continually pushed the boundaries of their medium over the course of their careers. In exploring the advances in fiber art of the past and present, “Game Changers” provides fertile ground for speculation over future innovations. FULLER CRAFT […]
Triennial organized in 2011 in Lodz, at the Central Museum of Textiles. It is the only Tapestry Triennial in the world and where Maestro Laura participated with the piece “Spring Love”, winning an Honorary Mention Award.