'Fabric Art: Contemporary Art's Up and Coming Medium' Webinar

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'Fabric Art: Contemporary Art's Up and Coming Medium' Webinar

Can't make it live? Register and get access to the full replay for one week! New York Adventure Club | www.AdventureClub.com

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Initially considered ‘decorative’ and mostly a woman’s domain during the Bauhaus years, the medium of fabric art has earned a very strong standing in today's contemporary art world. But who were the early pioneer artists who made people take this art form more seriously, and what makes fabric such an interesting material to work with? It's time to uncover the history of fabric art and the innovative ways artists have manipulated this wonderful material throughout the past century.

Join New York Adventure Club as we explore modern art works made from threads or fabric, and fabric art's development from once being considered strictly decorative to an expressive contemporary art medium.

Led by Sylvia Laudien-Meo — art historian, museum educator, and NYC tour guide — this virtual journey through fabric art will include:

  • The beginnings of modern interest in fabric art during the Arts & Crafts movement
  • The leading artists of the Bauhaus School weaving workshop and how they created innovative textile with new materials and functions
  • ‘Nomadic murals’ made by leading early modernist artists like Le Corbusier for International Style architecture
  • The major modern artists who worked with fabric, including Picasso, Miro, and Leger
  • Pioneer contemporary fabric artists like Lenore Tawney, Magdalena Abrakanovicz, Senga Nengudi, Mrinalini Mukherjee, and many others
  • Interior designers focusing on fabric as their material

Afterward, we'll have a Q&A with Sylvia — any and all questions about fabric art are welcomed and encouraged!

Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week!

See you there, virtually!

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About Sylvia

Sylvia Laudien-Meo is a freelance Art Historian who works in and around the city in various capacities, specializing on Modern and Contemporary art, with a strong focus on Public Art. She teaches art history at Fairleigh Dickinson University and has been working as a museum educator at MoMA, the Guggenheim and the Jewish Museum for over many years, engaging visitors in conversation based, interactive art experiences of permanent collections and changing exhibitions.

For the Municipal Art Society, UFT, Brandeis Univ., and private clients, she has been touring the city for over 20 years, exploring art and architecture, parks, neighborhoods and history. Working in various different capacities gives her a unique opportunity to make intriguing connections and weave together the complex perspectives that make out the tapestry of our fascinating city.

SLM holds a Masters Degree in Art History (with minors in History and American Studies) from the Joh. Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, as well as a Tourism degree from the EST in Paris France.

Testimonials

"The topic was very interesting and the material was well presented (thank you for the excellent photographs!)." -Irmgard

"Very well organized and the integration of textile arts with other "fine art" objects." -Leon

"I liked everything! Great facts and slides. I try to watch Sylvia wherever I can. Now I plan to watch this presentation again!" -Joan

"Instructor extremely knowledgeable - loved the content, and the pace. Went by fast, even if almost 2 hours!" -Cindy

"I love the diversity of the topic." -Ingeborg

"Seeing the art" -Phyllis

"Extremely interesting. Sylvia is so knowledgeable." -Maryanne

"Learning about the history of Bahaus and the other artists discusses." -Mary

"A great historical overview of fiber art." -Bernadette

"I thoroughly enjoyed Sylvia's presentantion and content. I didn't want it to end. It triggered so much emotion and inspiration. She covered a lot of artists and their beautiful work and I wanted more. She speaks with a love and respect for the artists that shows in her presentation." -Carol

"Many examples and photos of textile art." -Kathy

"The topic was very interesting and the material was well presented (thank you for the excellent photographs!)." -Irmgard

"Very well organized and the integration of textile arts with other "fine art" objects." -Leon

"I liked everything! Great facts and slides. I try to watch Sylvia wherever I can. Now I plan to watch this presentation again!" -Joan

"Instructor extremely knowledgeable - loved the content, and the pace. Went by fast, even if almost 2 hours!" -Cindy

"Many examples and photos of textile art." -Kathy

"The instructor was so knowledgeable I will seek ou her other presentations Fantastic! I need to watch twice." -Charyle

"Sylvia Laudien's presentation was great! She talked about so many talented artists that I had never heard of. I plan to learn more about them now." -Sylvia

"Sylvia is always prepared. She researches her subjects and provides an enlightening and entertaining webinar." -Sandra

"Terrific presenter, interesting range of textile work, liked focus on women and features of different countries, cultures and mediums." -Betty

"Background knowledge about the artists. Relating the subject to other movements happening at the same time. Beautiful objects." -Barbara

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