The Canon and the Gift

Harper, Catherine (2018) The Canon and the Gift. Textile: The Journal of Cloth & Culture, 16 (3). pp. 259-265. ISSN 1475-9756

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The Matter of Material conference at Turner Contemporary, Margate, sits in conversation with Karen Wright’s curation of the Entangled: Threads & Making exhibition, and continues the infinite construction of the multi-dimensional web—actual, textual, material, digital, sensual, somatic, decorative, functional, ritual, personal, social, and economic—of textiles. A web that twists and turns through history and into contemporary culture, and across themes that range through art and craft dialectics; gender and identity politics; the discourses of cloth, body, and architecture; of labor and technology; of techno-design and practice, and the contextual realms of material and visual culture. So, how to make a conversation, start a chat? This article will draw upon notions related to textiles in these fields that have proved useful to me in “thinking my domain,” and offers potential ways in to consider Entangled’s threads of making in terms of meanings that matter.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts. Applied arts. Decoration and ornament > NK8800 Textiles
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Depositing User: Susan Coulter
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2018 14:18
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2019 00:10

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