BEYOND THE WARP AND WEFT:
THE ENDURING LEGACY OF BAUHAUS
Exhibition Dates: July 11 - August 30, 2019
Opening Reception: July 11th | 6-9pm
Curator: Hanna Regev
Launching a year-long inaugural program of contemporary exhibitions that celebrates Bauhaus at 100, Beyond the Warp and Weft explores the far-reaching impact of the Bauhaus ideas in the contemporary textile and weaving field.
The Bauhaus is known for converting the traditionally domestic craft into an art form and pioneering models for thinking and making in textiles and weaving that function across material, technical, and theoretical borderlines. The result is a multifaceted practice that draws on craft, art, design, architecture and science.
Beyond the Warp and Weft brings together 17 artists to highlight ways in which they continue to break new grounds by combining traditional craft techniques with digital processes and interdisciplinary strategies and to chart the future trajectory of the practice.
With a particular emphasis on the diversity of the working processes and innovative use of materials, the exhibition presents a stylistically diverse selection of works that combine hand weaving, textile, sound, science, sculpture and site-specific installation.
Throughout the year, four exhibitions will examine the enduring legacy of the Bauhaus in weaving and textile design, interaction of color, photography, and activism in the arts, with a particular emphasis on the way contemporary art practices have evolved with the innovations in materials and technology.
Barbara M. Berk
Don & Era Farnsworth
Ed Marquand & Reiko Sudo
Joyce Ertel Hulbert