Art historian Julia Bryan-Wilson will present an illustrated overview of her recent publication Fray: Art and Textile Politics (University of Chicago Press, 2017). Discussing the works on view in the War and Pieced exhibition, as well as modern counterparts, Julia will explore the relationship between textiles, gender, and war. A book signing will follow the discussion.
Read more about the publication at the University of Chicago Press Books website.
Julia Bryan-Wilson is professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include theories of artistic labor, feminist and queer theory, performance, craft histories, photography, video, visual culture of the nuclear age, and collaborative practices. She is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era (University of California Press, 2009), and editor of OCTOBER Files: Robert Morris (MIT Press, 2013). With Glenn Adamson, she co-wrote Art in the Making: Artists and Their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing (Thames & Hudson, 2016). A scholar and a critic, Julia has written articles that have appeared in Art Bulletin, Art Journal, Artforum, Bookforum, Camera Obscura, differences, Frieze, Grey Room, October, Parkett, the Journal of Modern Craft, and Oxford Art Journal, and many other venues. Her article “Invisible Products” received the 2013 Art Journal Award from the College Art Association. Julia has held fellowships from the Clark Art Institute, the Henry Moore Institute, the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, the Terra Foundation, the Mellon, and the Getty Research Institute. She was a recipient of a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, and has won several awards for her teaching. With Andrea Andersson, she curated the first major exhibition dedicated to the Chilean poet/artist Cecilia Vicuña.
Image credit: University of Chicago Press, 2017