From Lausanne to Beijing
October 15th – November 15th, 2018This distinguished event will be held in 3 locations:
- Tsinghua University Art Museum
- The Gallery of Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University
- Beijing A.C. Art Museum
Mixed Media, Quilts, Collage, and Fiber Arts
Fiber Art Now Magazine highlights innovative, contemporary textile art in the Excellence in Fibers issue. An exhibition of the same name, the work shows current trends in the categories of vessel forms/ basketry, installation, wall/ floor works, sculptural works, and wearables.
For more information about the exhibition, visit the San Jose Museum of Textiles and Quilts.
Image: Joan Schulze, detail of Opus, 2016, tape strip collage
Keynote speaker, Joan Schulze closed the conference with : Threads of Change—Chasing Possibilities.
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Shenzhen University Art Gallery, China
September 10—26, 2016
In the beginning are Schulze and the materials. A pathway forward is forged.
Joan Schulze’s “Poetic License” presents an eclectic mix of works with narrative, both subtle and direct, drawings which are more subdued even playful, and collages in fiber and paper which border on being autobiographical. Using printed media to convey her interest in perceptions from life, the images and printed ephemera that she collects are used as a jumping off place to comment on woman’s roles, current events and smaller subjects such as the everydayness of things.
Schulze has distinct bodies of work: Collage in quilts and works on paper; Non-traditional drawings using packing tape and the photocopy machine; Haiku, an on-going series in small format, started in 1998.
It has been said that Schulze subverts and abstracts the written word or text in any language. Her drawings relate to childhood scribbles which morph into line, word and image. Meaning is subverted using fragments without regard for normal orientation. Upside down, inside out, truncated, rearranged, mirrored, ignoring scale until these collages take on different roles and meaning, seldom as they were intended. They are exuberant and optimistic, inviting you to pay attention to details. These work’s do not begin and end with her viewpoint. They often show how a person moves through the world paying attention to details and then translates the ineffable into form and a new meaning.Continue Reading