Using the Queer Threads exhibition as a framework, the open format will discuss the relationship between queerness and fiber practice, history, criticism, and pedagogy, exploring how fiber craft processes/materials provide a sense of queer agency, how scholarship and media can responsibly balance the attention given to men working in fiber while respecting its feminist roots, and how society sees queer fiber work by non-queer artists.
Scholars Julia Bryan-Wilson, PhD, associate professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of California, Berkeley, and Ann Cvetkovich, PhD, Ellen Clayton Garwood Centennial Professor of English and professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, will offer insights from their publications and research. MICA Fiber Department faculty members Aaron McIntosh and Kristine Woods will lend perspectives of queer fiber artists both within and outside of the exhibition itself. The roundtable will be co-moderated by curator John Chaich and Jeanne Vaccaro, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at the Indiana University Bloomington.
Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Brown Center, Room 320
1301 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA