Join us for a talk and discussion on textiles with artist and designer, Aoi Yoshizawa, and curator, Virginia Soenksen.
A Finnish-based textile artist and designer, Yoshizawa engages in experimental processes that apply traditional weaving techniques to contemporary textiles. Within her creative process, she seamlessly integrates the repetitive actions, mechanisms, and time-consuming aspects of the interlacing technique, adding depth and intricacy to her art and design works. In this talk, Aoi Yoshizawa will unravel her creative process and showcase her remarkable art and design works.
Japanese textiles offer insight not only into the technical expertise of their creators but also into the role they play in the country’s broader historical and social context. In this talk, Virginia Soenksen will delve into the rich tapestry of both historical textile arts and techniques, shedding light on their cultural significance. Furthermore, she will examine how contemporary textile artists interweave innovation and tradition to adapt to a modern, globalized world.
A panel discussion and Q&A will follow both talks.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration through Eventbrite is required.
Doors open at 6:00PM.
The program begins at 6:30PM.
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