The triennial will serve as a high-quality exhibition which will present and promote the topical and most innovative trends in the field of textile and fibre art in Europe and in the world today. The triennial's theme in 2018 is Identity - national, social, political and artistic identity. The exhibition will emphasize the role and contributions of Baltic artists in the development of the textile and fibre art sphere.
After the decision of an International Jury, 88 artists from 26 countries – the Baltic and Nordic countries, Poland, France, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, Israel, the USA, Russia, Japan, etc., will participate in the show. The Triennial will host two world-renowned textile artists: Sheila Hicks (France / USA) and Jon Eric Riis (USA). The exhibition will be complemented by works of the prominent Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930–2017).