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Textiles – Open Letter
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  Textiles Open Letter
Edited by Rike Frank and Grant Watson.
In collaboration with Sabine Folie and Georgia Holz, Susanne Titz.
Texts by Elissa Auther, Sabeth Buchmann, Rike Frank, Judith Raum, Seth Siegelaub, T’ai Smith, Georg Vasold, Leire Vergara, Grant Watson.

Graphic design: Martha Stutteregger.
published in July 2015
bilingual edition (English / German)
20 x 24,5 cm (hardcover)
312 pages (47 b/w & 128 color ill.)
ISBN: 978-3-95679-137-6
EAN: 9783956791376
out of print
 
Rike Frank and Grant Watson's research project examines the referential and analytical qualities of textiles through both contemporary and historical works.
The contributions in this book reflect on the complex interplay between the various functions and connotations of textiles—such as the emphasis on their tactile qualities or the artistic value attributed to them—and the attendant conflicts and antagonisms that articulate relations of power and value and of the interaction of artistic processes with their overarching contexts.
Published following the eponymous exhibition at the Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, from June to November, 2013.

Grant Watson teaches Curatorial Theory at the Royal College of Art in London and is Roaming Academy core-tutor and curator at the DAI in Arnhem.

Rike Frank is a Berlin based curator and writer. She is also an associate Professor of exhibition studies at The Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo.