Front Cover, image source: Photo taken by Allan Kosmajac

Publisher Note

Despite the ubiquity of textile and their prominence in contemporary art, there has been to date relatively little theoretical writing addressing textiles as a unique medium, technology and cultural practice.?Material Mattersoffers an eminently useful collection of essays on important aspects of textile practice. Its contents outline broad theoretical matrices and identify historical and cultural contexts particular to textiles, as well as presenting works by notable textile artists.

“Material Matters? makes a significant contribution to the discourse and practice of textile art.”

– Annie Martin,?Parachute

“Material Matters? is a tremendous achievement. This long overdue anthology presents diverse critical positions of artists and scholars considering contemporary textiles in an expanded field. This essential text will contribute to informed discussions and debates about contemporary art and culture. I applaud this major accomplishment.”

– Ann Wilson, Department of Fiber, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Art Theory

Material Matters

— The Art and Culture of Contemporary Textiles

edited by Ingrid Bachmann, Ruth Scheuing

Release Place Toronto, Canada
Release Date 1998
ISBN-13: 0-920397-23-9
Pages 254