Links of Interest


A wonderful talk with Bisa Butler, who is receiving a lot of well-deserved attention this year:


In Large-Scale Quilts, Jesse Krimes Memorializes Those Subsumed by Incarceration

“American Rendition” interweaves materials cherished by current and formerly incarcerated people into contemplative scenes.

https://hyperallergic.com/608629/jesse-krimes-american-rendition-malin-gallery/


See the Sculptural Quilts of Pioneering American Textile Artist Elizabeth Talford Scott

“Elizabeth Talford Scott: Upside-Downwards” is on view now as part of the Goya Contemporary gallery’s 20th anniversary programming.

https://news.artnet.com/partner-content/elizabeth-talford-scott-goya-contemporary


‘The equals of Klee and Matisse’ – the Alabama quilt-makers who shook America

They made quilts to keep the cold at bay. And their bold creations ended up being hailed as masterpieces – the visual equivalent of jazz and blues, tokens of solace and defiance in tragic times.

A good take on the quiters of Gee’s Bend:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/dec/02/equals-klee-matisse-alabama-quilt-makers-shook-america


The College Student Who Decoded the Data Hidden in Inca Knots

Manny Medrano cut loose on spring break by analyzing a set of khipus.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/khipus-inca-empire-harvard-university-colonialism


Wenu Pelón: On curating ancient craft objects of present indigenous cultures

Lucía Nieves Cortés interviews Mapuche video artist Francisco Huichaqueo about his challenge to evoke the spirit of objects captured in a museum.

https://garlandmag.com/article/wenu-pelon/


Lucy Sparrow Opens the Bourdon Street Chemist, a Fully Stocked Felt Pharmacy

The U.K.-based artist set up shop with The Bourdon Street Chemist, a fully-stocked, woolen pharmacy that’ll open its doors on January 18, 2021, at London’s Lyndsey Ingram.

 https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2020/12/lucy-sparrow-bourdon-street-chemist/