International group exhibition curated by Dr Jennifer Harris, curator of Textiles and Deputy Director, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK.
The Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, UK, 10 October 2015 - 31 January 2016
Occupying four main galleries within The Whitworth’s 15 million pound newly extended and redeveloped site, Art_Textiles brought together works dating from the 1960s to the present day by 27 artists from around the world who use textiles as a powerful tool for expressing ideas about the social, political and artistic. The exhibition included iconic feminist pieces from the 1970s by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Faith Wilding, Miriam Shapiro, Elaine Reichek as well as contemporary works by artists such as Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin and Lubana Himid.
A 96 page full colour catalogue with a forward by Maria Balshaw and essays by Dr Jennifer Harris, Julia Bryan-Wilson and Pennina Barnett accompanied the exhibition.