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Title Fiber : sculpture 1960-present / edited by Jenelle Porter.

Publication Info. Munich ; New York : Prestel, 2014.


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 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  735.23 FIBER    Check Shelf
Description 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Note "Published on the occasion of Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston October 1, 2014-January 4, 2015. Exhibition travels to Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, January 20-April 5, 2015; Des Moines Art Center, Iowa, May 8-August 2, 2015."
Contents The materialists / Jenelle Porter -- Soft power / Glenn Adamson -- Tapestries in space : an alternative history of site-specificity / T'ai Smith -- About 10 years : from the New Tapestry to fiber art / Jenelle Porter -- Artists / r Sarah Parrish -- Magdalena Abakanowicz -- Olga de Amaral -- Xenobia Bailey -- Alexandra Bircken -- Jagoda Buić -- Alexandre da Cunha -- Ria van Eyk -- Josh Faught -- Elsi Giauque -- Françoise Grossen -- Eva Hesse -- Sheila Hicks -- Diane Itter -- Ritzi and Peter Jacobi -- Naomi Kobayashi -- Beryl Korot -- Ruth Laskey -- Aurèlia Muñoz -- Ernesto Neto -- Sheila Pepe -- Robert Rohm -- Ed Rossbach -- Kay Sekimachi -- Barbara Shawcroft -- Alan Shields -- Sherri Smith -- Jean Stamsta -- Lenore Tawney -- Rosemarie Trockel -- Piotr Uklański -- Faith Wilding -- Anne Wilson -- Haegue Yang -- Claire Zeisler.
Summary Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present is the first exhibition in over forty years to examine the development of abstraction and dimensionality in fiber art from the mid-twentieth traditional materials, artists working in fiber manipulate gravity, light, color, mass, and transparency to demonstrate the infinite transformations of the material. Early pioneers such as Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sheila Hicks, and Lenore Tawney spearheaded a revolutionary redefinition of fiber in the 1960s and '70s, showcasing radical, nonrepresentational forms. Fiber: Sculture 1960-present features artworks that range from small-scale weavings to immersive environments. This book includes a range of texts on weavings associated with craft to off-loom sculptures aligned with mainstream art movements; a provocative investigation into the notion of softness in art; an examination of fiber art and its historical predecessor, tapestry, in relation to site-specificity; an account of the exhibitions and, finally, a section of concise essays that survey the distinctive contributions of individual practitioners. -- from dust jacket.
Subject Soft sculpture -- Exhibitions.
Soft sculpture. (OCoLC)fst01124138
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Added Author Porter, Jenelle, editor.
Adamson, Glenn, author. Soft power.
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.), organizer.
Wexner Center for the Arts, host institution.
Des Moines Art Center, host institution.
ISBN 9783791353821
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