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.

 Cecilia Vicuña, Chile

Cecilia Vicuña, Chile