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TSA at College Art Association: A Message from The President

College Art Association is coming up February 12-15, 2014 in Chicago.

Its always heartening to see textiles presented in this context, and this year there are a number of panels (including one I have organized on Textile Traditions of Latin America in Context). A number of TSA members and textile scholars will be presenting—including Roland Ricketts, Janis Jeffries, Lisa Vinebaum and Kirsty Robinson are part of a session: Crafting Community: Textiles, Collaboration, and Social Space; apart from these two textile sessions, a number of papers will present a wide range of topics from Navajo textiles, Scandinavian weaving at Cranbrook, Asian and South Asian textiles in various contexts.

  • Circulating the Roundel: Knowledge Mobilization in Textile Design and Technology between China and the Mediterranean Shores, 500–1500, Angela Sheng, McMaster University
  • Hybrid Expressions: The Role of Dress in the Formation of a Mongol Aesthetic (1250–1350), Eiren Lee Shea, University of Pennsylvania
  • Tangible Survivance: Weaving Knowledge, Circulation, and Silence in a Contemporary Navajo Community, Jill Ahlberg Yohe, Saint Louis Art Museum
  • The Threads that Bind: Luxury, Slavery, and the Circulation of South Asian Textiles between France and India, Liza L. Oliver, Northwestern University

Below, from a quick search of the enormous CAA program, are some of the sessions that focus on or include textile papers.  See the CAA website and the TSA Facebook for more details.

While in Chicago, TSA members are invited to the Fiber and Material Studies Department Open House on Thursday, February 13, 8 PM to 10 PM in the department of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 37 South Wabash Avenue (corner of Monroe street),9th Floor, Chicago, 60603

Please join us for drinks and food and lively conversation.

Faculty and graduate students will be giving tours of our studios and facilities including the new Textile Resource Center, weaving studios with three Jacquard TC1 and TC2 looms, large print/dye and mixed media studios, and our Advanced Undergraduate Studios. We look forward to continuing discussions with colleagues and friends after a stimulating day of panels at CAA. Please RSVP to Katie Loomis by January 28th: kloomis@saic.edu

SEE YOU THERE!
Elena

Some of the sessions with textile papers include:
WEDNESDAY 2/12/14, 9:30 AM

Association for Latin American Art, Textile Traditions of Latin America in Context Location: Hilton Chicago, Lobby Level, Continental C Chair: Elena Phipps, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Reciprocity, Revelation, and Rule Breaking: Qompi (High-Status Inka Textiles) in the Context of Key Quechua Linguistic Concepts, Rebecca R. Stone, Emory University
  • The Tangible Abstract: Precolumbian Mathematics in Textiles, Carrie J. Brezine, University of Michigan
  • Sizing Up Scale: Scale, Objecthood, and Inca “Miniature” Textiles, Andrew Hamilton, Harvard University
  • The Costurera and the Rebozo in the Mexican Marketplace, Eleanor A. Laughlin, University of Florida
  • Innovation and Importation: Yucatán’s Textile Producers and Their Response to Globalization, Mary Katherine Scott, University of Wyoming
THURSDAY2/13/2014, 2:30 PM

Crafting Community: Textiles, Collaboration, and Social Space Chairs: Lisa Vinebaum, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Kirsty M. Robertson, University of Western Ontario

  • Crafting Threads and Social Space in Late Medieval Paris,Nancy Gardner Feldman, School of the Art Institute Chicago
  • Insecurity Blankets, Nicole Archer, San Francisco Art Institute
  • Crocheted Strategies: Women Crafting Their Own Communities, Janis K. Jefferies, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • I Am Ai, We Are Ai: Confirming and Connecting the Collective Tradition of Indigo in Japan, Rowland Ricketts, III, Indiana University
  • Baked Goods: Interweaving Cake, Craft, and Cocaine, Julia Skelly, Concordia University
  • A Community of Non-Citizens: Proving Worth of Citizenship through Stitching Samplers, Aram Han, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
FRIDAY 2/14/2014, 9:30 AM

The Influence of Scandinavian Design in America Chair: Bobbye Tigerman, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

  • Nordicism and Colonial Revival: American Identity and Racial Myths in Scandinavian-American Exchange, 1900–1930, Erin Leary, University of Rochester
  • Scandinavian Hand Weaving at Cranbrook: Exploring the Origin and Meanings of a Craft Tradition, Leena Svinhufvud, Design Museum Helsinki
  • The Movement toward Lightness: Retailing “Scandinavian Design” in Chicago, Monica M. Obniski, The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Danish Modern’s Shaker Roots, Maggie Taft, University of Chicago
  • Discussant: Kjetil Fallan, University of Oslo
FRIDAY 2/14/2014, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM

The Art of Survivance Chair: Sascha T. Scott, Syracuse University

  • Survivance and Resistance: Speaking Back to Power through Beaded Bodies in the Eastern Cape, Anitra C. E. Nettleton, University of the Witwatersand
  • Against the Archive: Staking Claims in the New Deal Totem Parks, Emily Moore, Colorado State University
  • Tangible Survivance: Weaving Knowledge, Circulation, and Silence in a Contemporary Navajo Community, Jill Ahlberg Yohe, Saint Louis Art Museum
  • Memory as Resistance: Narratives of Palestinian Survivance, John Halaka, University of San Diego
  • Discussant: Philip J. Deloria, University of Michigan
SATURDAY 2/15/2014, 9:30 AM—12:00 PM

Global Art History in the Middle Ages: China and Cross-Cultural Exchange, 500–1500 Chairs: Shih-Shan S. Huang and Diane B. Wolfthal, Rice University

  • Hybrid Expressions: The Role of Dress in the Formation of a Mongol Aesthetic (1250–1350), Eiren Lee Shea, University of Pennsylvania
  • A Lump of Fat, Wan-Chuan Kao, Washington and Lee University
  • Circulating the Roundel: Knowledge Mobilization in Textile Design and Technology between China and the Mediterranean Shores, 500–1500, Angela Sheng, McMaster University
  • Merchants of the Cosmopolitan Villages of the Northern Caucasus: Strangers or Citizens?, Aneta Celina Samkoff, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • China in Medieval Indian Imagination: Production of China-Inspired Images in Eastern India and Nepal, Jinah Kim, Harvard University
  • Discussants: Shih-Shan S. Huang and Diane B. Wolfthal, Rice University
SATURDAY 2/15/2014, 12:30 PM—2:00 PM

Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture New Scholars Open Session: The Eighteenth Century, Global and Local Chair: Kristel Smentek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • The Threads that Bind: Luxury, Slavery, and the Circulation of South Asian Textiles between France and India, Liza L. Oliver, Northwestern University
  • Objects of Terror: The Image and Spectacle of Punishment in Hogarth’s London, Meredith J. Gamer, Yale University
  • Monkeys and Momus: Theatricality in Watteau’s Decorations for the Hôtel de Nointel, Josephine Touma, University of Sydney and Art Gallery of New South Wales