Everything Has Been Material for Scissors to Shape

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May 14 2016 - Apr 16 2017

Through a series of pairings connecting The Wing’s collections with artworks by contemporary artists of Asian heritage, this exhibition explores relationships between myth and the everyday, commodity cultures and identity, and evidence and narratives of women’s labors, from handwork to small shops to factories. Drawing her title from Pablo Neruda’s Ode to Scissors, curator Namita Gupta Wiggers organizes the exhibition into a series of “conversations,” each offering a lens on how textiles shape — and form — history and human experiences. 


Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Fiber Arts
  • International
  • Contemporary
  • Various artists

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