Fray: Art and Textile Politics, Julia Bryan-Wilson and Helena Reckitt in conversation

Reckitt, Helena and Bryan-Wilson, Julia. 2017. 'Fray: Art and Textile Politics, Julia Bryan-Wilson and Helena Reckitt in conversation'. In: Fray: Art and Sexual Politics. Courtauld Institute, London, United Kingdom 24 November 2017. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Helena Reckitt joined the critic and art historian Julia Bryan-Wilson to mark the publication of her new book Fray: Art and Textile Politics. Julia Bryan-Wilson introduced the book’s focus of both fine art and amateur registers of hand making in art since 1970, unveiling insights into how textiles inhabit the broad space between artistic and political poles—high and low, untrained and highly skilled, conformist and disobedient, craft and art. After Bryan-Wilson’s introductory talk Reckitt joined her in conversation, with a moderated Q&A with the audience following.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Talk)

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The event was sponsored by the Centre for American Art at the Courtauld Institute as part of the “Modernities: Architecture, Design, Theory” seminar series.

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15 May 2017Accepted
24 November 2017Completed

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Courtauld Institute, London, United Kingdom

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24 November 2017

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09 Jan 2018 12:35

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29 Apr 2020 16:43


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