Textiles gaining favor in contemporary art

I was excited to receive this article from an important contemporary art collector friend. It made me feel that Unconventional & Unexpected is playing a role in elevating quilts and other textiles from the last half of the 20th century. They create a history and context for the incredible work being made today.

Many point out that artists made textiles long before they were fashionable, and will continue to do so. ‘Fibre often becomes mired in conversations about art and craft, but artists don’t think about categories—they consider how a material might be deployed’...
— Julia Halperin, The Art Newspaper

Read the article here.

Material world: Caroline Achaintre’s   Befor  , 2013. Image courtesy The Art Newspaper.

Material world: Caroline Achaintre’s Befor, 2013. Image courtesy The Art Newspaper.