Thursday, September 7
Reading & Booksigning: Julia Bryan-Wilson
Julia Bryan-Wilson introduces her new book, Fray: Art and Textile Politics, which explores amateur, fine arts, and political uses of textile handcraft since the 1970s. Professor of modern and contemporary art and director of the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, Bryan-Wilson is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era and, with Glenn Adamson, Art in the Making: Artists and Their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing.
She is joined in conversation by Richard Meyer, professor of art history at Stanford University, where he teaches twentieth-century American art, gender and sexuality studies, and the history of photography; and Angela Hennessey, an Oakland-based interdisciplinary artist and associate professor at California College of the Arts.
A booksigning follows the program.