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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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Shifting Landscapes and Mending

Posted on April 21, 2017

Exhibition review of two shows at form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, NM 87501 (This review will appear in the Spring/Summer issue of the TSA members newsletter, coming soon to TSA members, join now to be sure to get link to the full newsletter.) By Alice Zrebiec, a curatorial consultant based in Santa […]

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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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Aesthetics of Pleasure

Posted on January 2, 2017

By Dr. Yolanda Sánchez Born in Havana, Cuba, Dr. Sánchez immigrated to the United States in February 1960. She obtained a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University and has practiced and taught psychology at the graduate level for over 30 years. In her mid-thirties, Dr. Sánchez returned to school, obtaining a BFA and subsequently, […]

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Embroidery and Bondage

Posted on January 2, 2017

By Erlend Helling-Larsen Erlend Helling-Larsen is a Norwegian artist who studied at the Oslo School of Painting and Drawing and at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, where he received a Bachelor of Arts. Embroidery is one of many media he uses. By stitching directly on torn out pages from magazines such as Playboy, he at times […]

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