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.

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.

‘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:

The College Student Who Decoded the Data Hidden in Inca Knots

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

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.

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.