Grounded in a textile language, Anne Wilson’s work embraces conceptual strategies and handwork using everyday materials — table linen, bed sheets, human hair, lace, thread, glass and wire. In this virtual talk, she will present the evolution of concepts, exploring themes of time, loss, labor and collaboration, and the intersection of material drawing, installation, video and performance. Included in the lecture will be images from her most recent solo exhibition at Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, Anne Wilson: If We Asked about the Sky; the museum factory and live collaborative performance Local Industry at the Knoxville Museum of Art; and Wilson’s thread-walking performance To Cross (Walking New York) at The Drawing Center in New York City.
About Anne Wilson
Anne Wilson is a Chicago-based visual artist who creates sculpture, drawings and performances based in a textile language. Her artwork resides in permanent collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Art Institute of Chicago; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. Wilson is a Textile Society of America (TSA) fellow and a 2015 United States Artists Distinguished Fellow, and has received awards from the Driehaus Foundation, Artadia, Tiffany Foundation, Cranbrook Academy of Art, National Endowment for the Arts, and more. Wilson’s artwork is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, and she is a professor emeritus at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
How To Participate
To participate, register online to get a link and instructions for joining the program on Zoom. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts (6 p.m. EST). When you register, you can also request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included.
About the Contemporary Voices Series
Meet innovative artists and scholars whose practice draws on textile materials, techniques, or knowledge. This series is presented in partnership with the Textile Society of America.
For more information: https://museum.gwu.edu/contemporary-voices-anne-wilson
Image credit: Anne Wilson, “If We Asked About The Sky” (detail), 2020. Photo by Jake Silby.