Boys with Needles

Larsen, Anna-Marie and Metcalfe, Robin. Boys with Needles. London, Ont.: Museum London; Toronto, Ont.: s.n., 2003.

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Abstract (English)

For Larsen, this exhibition not only focuses on the historical association of homosexuality with the textile arts, but it also reconsiders conventions of masculinity. She describes how the featured artists insert queer consciousness into the very fabric of their work, and by extension, society. Metcalfe’s essay charts the shifts in the cultural history of craft and illuminates, with reference to the artist’s works, how men have defined themselves within and against that history. List of works. 19 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Larsen, Anna-Marie (Curator); Larsen, Anna-Marie (Author); Metcalfe, Robin (Author); Meehan, Brian (Prefacer); Nagy, Nataley (Prefacer)
Dossier: 351 - MUSEUM LONDON (London)
Collation: 16 p. : 9 ill. col. ; 25 x 18 cm
ISBN: 1895800838
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: London, Ont.: Museum London; Toronto, Ont.: s.n.
Artists: Grenier, David; Macinnis, Neil; Roach, Thomas; Traer, Patrick
Critics / Curators / Historians: Larsen, Anna-Marie
Art Organizations: Museum London (London)
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 29 June - 25 Aug. 2002, Museum London ; 5 Mar. - 4 May 2003, Textile Museum of Canada (Toronto).
Keywords: FIBRE ART; HOMOSEXUALITY; ART HISTORY; BODY; CHURCH; DECORATIVE ART; EMBROIDERY; INSTALLATION; PAINTING; SCULPTURE; STEREOTYPE; TAPESTRY; VIDEO; VIOLENCE; CRAFTS-AS-ART; DECORATION; FABRIC; FETISH; JACQUARD; MASCULINE / FEMININE; MASCULINITY; ORNAMENTATION; PHALLUS; QUEER CULTURE; QUEER IDENTITY; SADOMASOCHISM; SPORT; TEXTILES; TRANSFORMATION; TRANSGRESSION; GREENBERG, CLEMENT; ZIZEK, SLAVOJ
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Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2003
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 21:53
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/15923
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