First Friday Lecture: Text in Contemporary Fibre Art by Riva Symko

September 2, 2022 with ASL Interpretation by Christina Morden.

Just as written phrases are composed of letters and words, textiles are made with fibers and yarns. Like written language (letters, words), visual texts (lines, colours, images) harbour pre-existing discourses and histories that are not always obvious at first glance. Let’s “read between the seams”…

Dr. Riva Symko (she/her/white settler) is Head of Collections and Exhibitions and Curator of Canadian Art at WAG-Qaumajuq. Her primary areas of critical and cultural research include feminist theory, theories of authenticity and originality, and anti-colonial pedagogy and methodology.

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