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Marilou Schultz, Replica of a Chip, 1954, wool, American Indian Science and Engineering Society. © Matthias Voelzke

Woven Histories Gallery Talk: Bibiana Obler and Lynne Cooke

Focus: Exhibitions

  • Friday, May 24, 2024
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • East Building Concourse Galleries
  • Talks
  • In-person

Join us in the Woven Histories: Textiles and Modern Abstraction exhibition for a conversation with scholar and exhibition catalog contributor Bibiana Obler and Lynne Cooke, exhibition curator. They will discuss the myriad of ways textiles intersect with and influence world-renowned modern artists and movements, as explored in Woven Histories. The exhibition delves into dynamic moments when social and political issues have activated textile production and artmaking with heightened focus and urgency.

Bibiana Obler serves as associate professor of art history at George Washington University. Her research and teaching interests include modern and contemporary art and craft from the late 19th century to the present. Recent projects include an essay in Lynda Benglis (Phaidon Contemporary Art Series, 2022) and an exhibition co-curated with Phyllis Rosenzweig, Fast Fashion/Slow Art. Her book Intimate Collaborations: Kandinsky and Münter, Arp and Taeuber (Yale University Press, 2014) investigates the role of artist couples in the emergence of abstract art. She is arts editor for the interdisciplinary journal Feminist Studies and is working on a second book, Anti-Craft, on relations of art and craft in the late 20th century.