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Connecting Threads: A Look at Contemporary Craft Artists

Lajtman, Bernadette (2024) Connecting Threads: A Look at Contemporary Craft Artists. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Lajtman, Bernadette

Textile-based craft has historically been considered women’s work and has had strong ties with ideas of femininity and traditional gender roles. Artists have interacted with these associations in a variety of ways from using them in political protest for women’s rights, to works challenging social norms and beyond. Connecting Threads explores the ways in which contemporary craft intersects with modern ideas and discourses of feminism and queerness; how contemporaries are using craft to explore these ideas if at all. This project examines this through the lens of three exhibiting artists and their work, placing them amongst other contemporary craft exhibitions and the historical backgrounds of feminist and queer art.

Date: 8 May 2024
Uncontrolled Keywords: craft art, contemporary craft, feminist art, queer art
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Criticism and Curatorial Practice
Date Deposited: 08 May 2024 21:52
Last Modified: 08 May 2024 21:52
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/4494

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