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  • Unpicking the narrative: difficult women, difficult work

Robins, Freddie, Day, Lucy and Gluckman, Eliza, 2018, Journal Article, Unpicking the narrative: difficult women, difficult work TEXTILE: Cloth and Culture, online. ISSN 1751-8350

Abstract or Description:

Freddie Robins discusses her practice with curators Day+Gluckman in the context of textiles, feminism, heritage and art practice. Using examples of her work and exhibition profile they will consider how her career and practice has developed as an artist working with textiles and whether she consciously considers it to have a feminist voice; whether gender still has a pivotal role in how textiles are read and how Freddie’s work continues to contribute to that debate. Linking to recent Day+Gluckman exhibitions that have included Freddie: Concerning Matter in 2009: Fifties, Fashion and Emerging Feminism in 2011 and more recently, Liberties: reflecting on 40 years since the Sex Discrimination Act the conversation will look at how textiles have been curated into exhibitions, for example FABRIC (2014) and Entangled (2017); examining curatorial hierarchies and whether there is a perceived or actual fear in displaying objects that don’t hold their shape. We will also discuss the propensity of echo chambers in the art world and beyond - are we only talking to each other?! How as artists and curators do we identify our audiences and is there a gendered snobbery about the ‘right type’ of audience?

Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14759...
Subjects: Other > Social studies > L200 Politics > L210 Political Theories > L216 Feminism
Other > Social studies > L300 Sociology > L320 Gender studies
Other > Social studies > L300 Sociology > L320 Gender studies > L321 Women's Studies
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W230 Clothing/Fashion Design > W231 Textile Design
Creative Arts and Design > W700 Crafts > W710 Fabric and Leather Crafts
School or Centre: School of Design
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14759756.2018.1432150
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2018 17:14
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2018 14:47
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3259

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