Fiber and Material Studies - School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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Information about Fiber and Material Studies - School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Published on October 30, 2020

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Slide2: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) Department of Fiber and Material Studies provides you with an interdisciplinary study of fiber, materials, and processes that incorporate art-making approaches including: textile construction, sculpture, installation, action, and craft. Slide3: Our studios feature analog and digital equipment, and students engage in thinking and working with hand processes while incorporating digital technologies and computer-assisted approaches. Slide4: As well, students consider the political and social themes that have informed the field of fiber and material studies. These include: - Labor, economy, globalization, and production of textiles - Repetition, gesture, and action - Technological developments impacting the field - Histories of collective and collaborative making - DIY, craftivism , sustainability, ethical forms of making - Gender and feminism-women's global and historical roles in the production of textiles and contemporary explorations of the politics of gender, feminism, and masculinity - Queer theory-used as a lens through which negative stereotypes of the field may be examined and overturned and as a means to interrogate and explore the meanings and uses of materials Slide5: The Art Institute of Chicago offers a comprehensive collection of textiles, fiber, and contemporary art, while the Field Museum provides historical holdings of indigenous ethnic textiles. Slide6: Students also may visit artists' studios, museums, and gallery exhibitions. Slide7: Visit Our Website:

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