CITIZEN CURATOR: Namita Gupta Wiggers
CITIZEN CURATOR: Namita Gupta Wiggers

  (by Ann Batchelder) What is the relationship between artist and audience, art and public? How does a creative response to our current place and time in history affect cultural attitudes and sensibilities? These are the types of questions raised by photo+craft KEYNOTE Speaker Namita Gupta Wiggers in Critical Craft Forum. As Co-founder and Director […]

Lia Cook: Fibers in the Brain, Pixels in the Weave
Lia Cook: Fibers in the Brain, Pixels in the Weave

ā€œIā€™m almost as interested in how a scientist responds to my work as I am about how the artist or art critic does.ā€ — Lia Cook. Working in a variety of media combining weaving with painting, photography, video and digital technology, Cook explores the sensuality of the woven image and the emotional connections to memories […]

Ann Hamilton and Sally Mann: the Physicality and Transparency of Memory
Ann Hamilton and Sally Mann: the Physicality and Transparency of Memory

(By Ann Batchelder) Photographs and textiles provide clues to a personal as well as cultural presence. Both reference time and place; both also absorb light and memory and are subject to change in color and texture, form and meaning over time. It is the physicality and transparency of producing these two art forms — the […]