Manufactured Narratives: chronicles of textile artists


Manufactured Narratives highlights fiber artists who weave stories through their artwork. Fiber art is an intrinsically hands-on artistic discipline, as artists manipulate material through intense manual labor. It straddles the line between form and function as many fiber artworks can contain traditional functionality. However, within fiber arts, a distinction is drawn between creating for function or beauty. The difference is the focus on aesthetic value over utility. The narratives created through this work focus on a single question or examine personal experiences. While this juried open-call challenged artists to create textile works with a clear focus on aesthetic value, you'll find boundaries blur and embrace function.

Jim Arendt - Sarah & Augustus

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
17 Pearl St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States

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