Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Contemporary Art Modern Project (CAMP) and Fiber Artists Miami Association (FAMA) are partnering with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Westport, CT. for a forty-artist exhibition held at MoCA from June 30–September 4, 2022. The exhibition, a textile survey of the ways in which gender, culture, and sociopolitics intersect, was the inaugural collaboration for CAMP and FAMA’s annual exhibition, Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse, in 2020. 

Inspired by the gendered history of textile and fiber work and seeking to both open dialogue and democratize access to artistic practice, Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse sees topics such as capitalism’s effect on the body; the interplay of race and gender in fine art; reproductive justice; bodily autonomy; ageism; immigration and displacement explored through textiles. The result is a subversion of textiles’ perceived nature—soft, easy, women’s busy work—birthed from poignant and biting, sometimes jarring, social commentary.

In this edition, both CAMP and FAMA have been invited by Ruth Mannes, Liz Leggett, and the board of Westport’s MoCA to bring a new edition, new works, and new artists using mixed media and the fiber arts to ignite positive social change. Our collective revisiting of the inaugural collaboration, which coincided with the centennial of the women’s vote in the Unites States and 2020’s election season, has been expanded to artists in the Northeastern United States in order to explore the ways in which dialogues change across space within an eclectic national identity. Supporting Programming will be part of MoCA Westport’s Cocktails & Conversation series, featuring an ongoing line-up of speakers relevant to the exhibition on Thursday evenings. Speakers begin at 6 PM sharp, so please arrive early to purchase a custom cocktail and to experience the exhibition.

“The timeliness of this exhibition is not lost in the obvious, but becomes another rung in the continual search for equality. At the time of the original exhibition’s opening on September 19, 2020, we mourned the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As we approach 2022’s [opening], we worry about the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade—that a right awarded in our lifetime would teeter on the balance of being revoked, turning reproductive and body rights over to a moral minority instead of the individual,” says CAMP founder, Melanie Prapopoulos.

The opening reception for Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse at MoCA Westport will be held on June 30, 2022 from 6–8 PM. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Curated by Melanie Prapopoulos, Maria Gabriela Di Giammarco, and Mario Andres Rodriguez of The CAMP Gallery.

 

Artists Included In the Exhibition:

Laetitia Adam-Rabel, Alissa Alfonso, Carlos Bautista Biernnay, Nancy Billings, Liene Bosquê, Pip Brant, Carola Bravo, Mabelin Castellanos, Melissa Dadourian, Camille Eskell, Susan Feliciano, Molly Gambardella, Amy Gelb, Joseph Ginsberg, Jac Lahav, Maria Lino, Laura Marsh, Sooo-z Mastropietro, Caitlin McCormack, Shelly McCoy, Jeanne Jaffe & Molly McGreevy, Norma Minkowitz, Aurora Molina, Valeria Montag, Chiara No, Evelyn Politzer, Rosana Machado Rodriguez, Alina Rodriguez Rojo, Damian Rojo, Margaret Roleke, Debora Rosental, Rosario Salazar, Yolanda Sanchez, Natalia Schonowski, Leslie Sheryll, Silvana Soriano, Maru Ulivi, Rita Valley, Lisu Vega, Laura Villareal, Joan Wheeler, Silvia Yapur, and Wendy Wahl.

 

Contact: Maria Gabriela Di Giammarco
Email: maria@thecampgallery.com

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MoCA Westport 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT 06880 Gallery Hours Monday & Tuesday | Closed Wednesday | 12PM – 4PM Thursday | 12PM – 7PM Friday | 12PM – 4PM Saturday & Sunday | 12PM – 4PM
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