Join art historian Julia Bryan-Wilson as she explores how Pacita Abad used embellishment as a strategy to blur the lines between function and décor. Drawn from her essay contribution to the exhibition catalogue Pacita Abad (2023), published by the Walker on the occasion of Abad’s first retrospective, Bryan-Wilson’s lecture examines how the artist’s practice of intricately adorning domestic objects can expand our understanding of women’s work. The talk will be followed by a brief Q&A.
Julia Bryan-Wilson is professor of art history at Columbia University and curator-at-large at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo. Her 2017 book Fray: Art and Textile Politics won the ASAP Book Prize, the Frank Jewett Mather Award, and the Robert Motherwell Book Award. Her modular monograph Louise Nevelson’s Sculpture: Drag, Color, Join, Face will be published in spring 2023.
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