Contemporary Art

Textiles Close Up — From Ancient to Avant-Garde: Textiles in Montreal

Posted on December 9, 2017

By Talia Connelly, a textile student from Seattle, WA who is currently completing a BFA at Rhode Island School of Design. In her work, she explores topics related to cultural origins, gender equality, and environmentalism. Arriving to Musée des Beaux-Arts. Our group was comprised of curators, mill owners, fine artists, professors, and me, a RISD […]

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Camille Ann Brewer at the Textile Museum of America

Posted on October 1, 2017

By Wendy Weiss, TSA Communications Director and Newsletter Editor Camille Ann Brewer has been working energetically to develop programs, outreach, and a curatorial vision since arriving at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum on October 10, 2016. She inherited three exhibitions in her position as the first curator of contemporary art at […]

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National African American Quilt Convention, July 12 – 15, 2017

Posted on July 19, 2017

By Dawn Williams Boyd, a visual artist who changed her primary medium from acrylic paints on various mediums to fabric in 2001. She graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, MO (BFA studio) in 1974 and lives with her husband, artist Irvin Wheeler and two cats in Atlanta, GA. All images courtesy of the author. The […]

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Steps Towards Decolonizing Craft

Posted on April 23, 2017

By Aram Han Sifuentes, who uses a needle and thread as her tools to examine immigration, citizenship, race and craft. She has exhibited, performed, and demonstrated her work at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Whitney Museum of American Art; Art Institute of Chicago; Wing Luke Museum of Asian Pacific American Experience; Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum; Jane […]

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The 10th International Shibori Symposium

Posted on January 4, 2017

By Beatrijs Sterk, former publisher of Textile Forum Magazine and founder and secretary general of the European Textile Network (ETN) until May 2015. She currently writes for the Textile Forum Blog, where she published a longer version of this post with additional photographs. The symposium, “10iss,” in Oaxaca, Mexico November 16-20, 2016, attracted nearly 300 participants […]

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