Above left: Skeins of linen dyed with madder root in preparation for weaving in the FWM studio. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
Above right: Sonya Clark, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Lesson Plan (Confederate Truce Flag) (detail), 2019. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
July 27, 2019
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Member Tickets: $15
Nonmember Tickets: $25
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED
Join us at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia for a panel discussion devoted to envisioning a field that approaches cultural production with justice and equity, and to examine the ways that structures within museums, universities, and informal spaces can support or hinder movement towards a vibrant future in line with these goals.
This program is intended for TSA members and curious prospective members who are embedded in institutions and systems as makers, researchers, teachers and curators. We invite you bring experiences within your own institutions to the discussion, and hope that you will find new knowledge and connections to take back to your practice.
The half-day program will begin with a panel discussion. All panel participants come from backgrounds in making and/or the study of textiles and direct a portion of their professional efforts towards interfacing with institutions related to art, craft, textiles, and other aspects of material culture as it relates to supporting people of color from divergent backgrounds.
The second part of the day will include a tour of Monumental Cloth, The Flag We Should Know, Sonya Clark’s current exhibition at the FWM, and a behind-the-scenes look at archival boxes from previous artists in residence.
A late lunch will be provided at the museum.
Karen Hampton has shown her woven and stitched narrative artwork nationally since 1994 and has been teaching college since 2008. Her specialties are surface design, embroidery, weaving and courses that address Art and the African Diaspora. Karen is currently an Assistant Professor of Fiber at MassArt, and a board member of the Textile Society of America.
Regan de Loggans (Mississippi Choctaw/ Ki’Che’ Maya) is an art historian, curator, and educator based in Brooklyn on Lenape land. Their work relates to decolonizing, indigenizing, and queering institutions and curatorial practices. They are also one of the founders of the Indigenous Womxn’s Collective: NYC.
Lynnette Miranda’s ongoing research focuses on the social and cultural impact of contemporary art and media, critically examining social practice, contemporary craft, performance, new media and video work. She is passionate about centering artists and practitioners of color, not only through representation, but through building support systems and redistributing resources. Lynnette is currently the Program Manager at United States Artists in Chicago. She has worked at leading arts institutions including Creative Time, ART21, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Joy Davis is an independent scholar of fashion and cultural studies. She has B.A.s in History and Media Theory from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). She is a pending Masters candidate at FIT’s Fashion Studies program. In 2016 she joined Unravel Podcast as a host and producer. In 2018 she launched her own contemporary gallery in Baltimore, MD that has a majority focus on artists of color. She writes about subject matter that is underdeveloped in academia and with the public. Her work transcends many fields of study which includes: fashion, history, art, media, and performance among people of color through history. Her current research focuses on fashion and race analysis in Spanish colonial paintings.
Caroline Hayes Charuk approaches sculpture, printmaking and video from a background in textiles, ceramics, and hobbyist craft materials. She is a former member of CTRL+SHFT Collective in Oakland, CA, a studio and exhibition space focused on supporting women, nonbinary and trans-spectrum artists. She has taught workshops at the Berkeley Arts Museum, the De Young Museum, Richmond Art Center, and numerous other community arts organizations. She is currently the General Manager of the Textile Society of America.
12:00 pm Meet in lobby (panelists should arrive 15-20 min early so we can show you up to the program space)
12:15 – 2:00 Introduction to Textile Society of America (TSA), panel discussion
2:00 – 3:00 Catered box lunches
3:00 – 5:00 Tour of Sonya Clark’s Monumental Cloth, The Flag We Should Know and past artist in residence boxes with FWM staff. At the end of the tour, time will be allowed to explore exhibition on your own.
This program is supported by the Teitelbaum Family Fund.