Opening Preview of Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse
Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse tackles the ways in which gender, culture, and sociopolitics intersect as explored through textiles with poignant, biting, sometimes jarring, social commentary. The exhibit was inspired by the gendered history of fiber work and how textiles can be used to subvert their perceived nature as soft, easy, and women’s busy work.
Pulling from preceding editions of the Contemporary Art Modern Project (CAMP) exhibit and incorporating unique Midwest fiber art, the art featured in Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse was created by national and local artists at the forefront of social discourse and confronts topics ranging from women’s voting and reproductive rights to ageism, immigration, and displacement.
Join the Curators of the Miami (FL) and Westport (CT) editions of Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse Melanie Prapopoulos and Maria Gabriela Di Giammarco for a talk about creating the inaugural exhibit, the origins of the concept, its evolution, and current resonance. Prapopoulos is the founder of CAMP, and Di Giammarco is the Gallery Manager of CAMP’s Miami location.