As I’m still figuring out my life in this new year, trying to remember what is a schedule, haven’t had time to check out many exhibitions. So this first Fiber Picks of the year comes short. But, it is better than nothing. Hopefully, its shortness will be a reason to not miss any of these recommendations.
Marta Minujín, is at the Jewish Museum with her first survey exhibition in the United States.
After getting distracted with the Andy Warhol photos of them holding some corn and another photo of her taking soil from Machu Picchu for some reason I wasn't able to figure out, be sure to check out her soft sculptures. The fabric pieces feel fun to look at. There is also an immersive installation room that is great for social media content.
“This timely exhibition responds to a renewed interest in feminist, Pop, and Latin American art by investigating one of their leading figures. Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte! will include nearly 100 works drawn from the artist’s archives in Buenos Aires as well as private and institutional collections. Organized to reflect her bold experimentation over six decades, the exhibition will chart Minujín’s influential career in Buenos Aires as well as time spent in Paris, New York, and Washington, DC, through a range of pioneering, mattress-based soft sculptures; fluorescent large-scale paintings; psychedelic drawings and performances; and vintage film footage. The artist’s ephemeral works – happenings, participatory installations, and monumental public art – will be presented through rarely-seen photographs, video, and other documentation.” (The Jewish Museum)
Also at the Jewish Museum, “Mood of the moment: Gaby Aghion and the house of Chloé”, an exhibition composed of 150 garments showing the label's 70 year history. The details of the shown pieces are beautiful and hopefully will leave you with enough inspiration to dust off the sewing machine.
“The exhibition will explore the ways in which each subsequent creative director after Aghion uniquely interpreted the Chloé ethos and echoed the needs of their time, from the development of ready-to-wear to embracing sustainable practices in fashion. This historical overview includes designs by Karl Lagerfeld (first hired by Aghion in 1964), Martine Sitbon, Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo, Hannah MacGibbon, Clare Waight Keller, Natacha Ramsay-Levi, and Gabriela Hearst.” (The Jewish Museum)
Interwoven is a group show that features the work of TAC AIR alumni. This exhibition opens on Friday February 2nd. Linda Sok, Clare Hu, Melika Abikenari, past AIR residents, will be showing work as well as the artist Brigitta Varadi who has shown work at TAC in the past. Join us this Friday from 6pm to 9pm at Bob’s Gallery to celebrate the success of TAC’s community! If you can’t make it, the exhibition will be open to the public on Sunday’s from 1pm to 5pm.
More news involving TAC’s community this month!
On Friday 9, at 6pm, a group show curated by past AIR 14 resident, Black Girls Sew, will open at TAC’s gallery so join as at the studio to celebrate with Cristina Wright, Elvira Clayton, Hekima Hapa, Isamar, Michelle Fleet Thomas, Narkita, Nelise Charles, Stephanie Santana, and two AIR current residents: Hera Ford and Nana YaaSerwaah Akuoku.
“An Exhibition of extraordinary work by 10 Black women from across the African Diaspora, who have all found safe space to create at the Textile Arts Center.” (Black Girls Sew)