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Manufactured Narratives: Chronicles of Textile Artists

  • Dates:  May 29, 2020 - September 20, 2020
  • Next Occurrence Jul 8, 2020
  • Recurring daily
  • Location:  UICA Movie Theater
    2 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Category:  Cultural Events
  • Guided Tours:   Yes
  • Walking Tour:   Yes
  • Facility Tour: Yes
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Manufactured Narratives: chronicles of textile artists
May 29 - September 20, 2020


Manufactured Narratives will focus on how fiber artists weave stories through their artwork. Fiber art is one of the few artistic disciplines that is intrinsically hands-on, as artist manipulate material through intense manual labor. Fiber art straddles the line between form and function as many fiber artworks can contain traditional functionality. However, within fiber arts, a distinction is drawn between material manipulated for the sole purpose of creating a functional piece and what is intended as a work of art. The difference is the focus on aesthetic value over utility. Each of the following artist creates works with a clear focus on aesthetic value, yet some of their works can also be used as functional pieces. Through each of their works, the artists create narratives that oftentimes examine personal experiences or questions.

Manufactured Narratives: Chronicles of Textile Artists
  • May 29, 2020 to September 20, 2020
  • UICA Movie Theater
  • Recurring daily