Conference/Symposium

Dissolving Boundaries & Shaping Discourse
CONFERENCE/SYMPOSIUM

Dissolving Boundaries & Shaping Discourse

Saturday, September 17, 2011 — 4 PM

Yasuko Iyanaga (1948- ). Umi kara no okurimono: Air, X [A Gift from the Sea: Air, X], 2010. Spun silk and wire; tie-dyeing. 51 1/8 × 51 1/8 × 19 5/8 in. (130 × 130 × 50 cm). Courtesy of the artist.

Emerging from collective art-making settings into their new status as individuals with unique voices, fiber artists now enjoy unprecedented opportunities for social commentary and cultural agency. This, together with the developing role of technology, will be one of several topics covered in this symposium addressing themes vital to artists working with fiber materials today. Distinguished speakers include Hiroko Watanabe, Professor Emerita, Tama Art University and President, International Textile Network; Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Curatorial Director and Head of Textiles, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; poet, curator and critic Akira Tatehata, President, Kyoto City University of Arts ; and Christy Matson, Assistant Professor, Fiber and Material Studies, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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