"REWOVEN: Innovative Fiber Art,” an international collaboration among Taiwanese and American museums and art galleries, will enjoy a three-month run in New York City.
The 24 featured artists - 15 straight from Taiwan, 9 based in New York - were selected for their extraordinary creativity and commitment to environmental and social issues. In pursuit of change, these compelling voices examine innovation, social justice, and art history in a distinctly Taiwanese or New Yorker context.
From bamboo and silk to Styrofoam, bubble wrap, plastic, paper, and steel wire, ordinary objects are transformed as their fibers are spun into paintings, installations, accessories, statements.
Textiles in their hands become a convergence of painted, woven, netted, sewn, assembled, and installed artworks. Some artists incorporate traditional craft skills, while others devised contemporary strategies to transform natural, industrial, and waste materials into works of wit, whimsy, and protest that address the endangered Earth.
Curated by Tseng Fangling (Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts), Luchia Meihua Lee (Taiwanese American Arts Council), Amy Winter (Godwin-Ternbach Museum), and Faustino Quintanilla (QCC Art Gallery), the exhibition will be shown in three parts at the Queens Community College Art Gallery, Godwin-Ternbach Museum, and El Museo de Los Sures.
‘REWOVEN: Innovative Fiber Art'
QCC Art Gallery/CUNY
El Museo de Los Sures