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"Fiber: sculpture 1960-present".

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART * October 1. 2014-January 4. 2015 * Organized by Jenelle Porter * In 1986, Mildred Constantine, Neda Al-Hilali, and Mary Jane Jacob organized an exhaustive traveling exhibition titled "Fiber R/Evolution.'It included such luminaries in the field of fibers as Sheila Hicks, Anne Wilson, and Claire Zeislei; and it unapologetically reinforced craft's relationship to gender and women's work. Nearly thirty years later, "Fiber" features many of the artists represented in the breakout '86 show (including Hicks, Wilson, and Zeisler) but expands its purview to include a broad range of generations, nationalities, and conceptual approaches, as represented by thirty-four artists who engage in the material processes of the craft. The catalogue, which includes an essay by the new director of New York's Museum of Arts and Design, Glenn Adamson, will flesh out the implications of fiber's political and conceptual "r/evolutions." Travels to the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, Feb.--May 2015; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Aug.--Oct. 2015; Des Moines Art Center, IA, Nov. 2015--Jan. 2016.

--Micbelle Grabner


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Title Annotation:BOSTON, Massachusetts
Author:Grabner, Micbelle
Publication:Artforum International
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U1MA
Date:Sep 1, 2014
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