Ghada Amer at The Moore Space

Ghada Amer
Untitled, 1997
Embroidery and gel medium on canvas
22 x 24 inches

Hanging by a Thread

Curated by Nina Arias ans Jose Diaz
The Moore Space
Miami, Florida
September 8 – October 22, 2005

Hanging by a Thread explores the current status of craft processes and techniques in use by contemporary artists. The works make use of fiber media, manual labor and the tactic skills to successfully develop craft materials and techniques into works of art.  Many objects and materials encountered in these artworks have histories that often overlap the boundaries of Western Art with other histories. This exhibition features hybrid sculpture, new interpretations to painting and drawing, non-conventional uses of textiles. Furthermore, it examines craft’s revisited importance in contemporary art.


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