Featured Speakers – LACMA Plenary Sessions

Saturday, September 13

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Bing Auditorium

9:00am-10:15am  Plenary: Textiles in Museums
Chair: Sharon Takeda, head of Department of Costume and Textiles, LACMA

1. Lynne Cooke, Curator and Professor, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C:  Quilts and Contemporary Art: Quilts as Contemporary Art

2. Maximilien Durand, Director, Musée du Tissue, Lyon: Antinopolis: Beyond Life, Beyond Fashion—Shadows of Elegance in the Desert

3. Ann Hamilton, Artist: Recent Work

10:30am-11:45am  Plenary: Indigenous Systems of Knowledge: Identity and Intellectual Property
Chair: Roy Hamilton, Senior Curator, Fowler Museum, UCLA

1. Gary Urton, Scholar, Harvard University: Life of a Knotted Cord: Khipu, Memory and Knowledge Systems in the Andes

2. Bonnie Benally Yazzie, Navajo Weaver and Teacher, Navajo Technical College: Spider Woman, our Grandmother’s Teachings Woven  Into Our Diné (Navajo) Life Ways

3. Boatema Boteng, Professor, UC San Diego: Adinkra and Kente Cloth in History, Law, and Life

1:30pm-2:45pm    Plenary: Sustainability in Textile Art and Industry
Chair: Kaye Spilker, Curators, Department of Costume and Textiles, LACMA

1. Eileen Mockus, CEO Coyuchi: Sustainability in Home Textiles

2. You-lo Hsieh, Scientist and Professor: Science, Technology and Education for Sustainability in Textile Industry

3. Rowland Ricketts, Artist: Looking Back to Move Forward: The Challenges and Potential of a Sustainable Practice

3:00pm-4:00pm    Plenary: New Directions: New Ways of Thinking
Chair: Matilda McQuaid, Curator, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

1. Diane Davis-Sikora, Professor, Kent State University:  How Does Your Garden Grow? – Pneu Explorations in Farming Textiles

2. Janis Jefferies, Professor, Goldsmiths College, London: Back to the Future