Fray: Art and Textile Politics
Participant: Julia Bryan-Wilson, University of California, Berkeley
September 28, 12PM-2PM
Pratt Institute Library - Brooklyn Campus
Fray explores textiles and their role at the forefront of debates about process, materiality, gender, and race in times of economic upheaval. Closely examining how amateurs and fine artists in the United States and Chile turned to sewing, braiding, knotting, and quilting amid the rise of global manufacturing, Julia Bryan-Wilson argues that textiles unravel the high/low divide and urges us to think flexibly about what the politics of textiles might be.