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Craftivism in Canada: Exploring Identity Through Politically Charged Textiles

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Craftivism in Canada: Exploring Identity Through Politically Charged Textiles

May, Christine (2012) Craftivism in Canada: Exploring Identity Through Politically Charged Textiles. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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The objective of this thesis is to address the marginalization of craft, specifically textiles, within the Canadian art history canon by isolating and analyzing specific case studies that represent the role of the contemporary textile artists in the modern Canadian arts and culture community. By investigating the work of contemporary textile artists Cindy Baker, Allyson Mitchell, and Anthea Black, I will indicate the ways in which they have made significant contributions to the development and acceptance of contemporary craft in Canada, not simply through their own art practice, but also as lecturers, writers, and curators. These artists have impacted the world of Craftivism, the culmination of modern day activism and craft, making the Canadian Craftivist scene innovative, cutting edge, and politically relevant.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art History
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:May, Christine
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Art History
Date:24 September 2012
ID Code:974830
Deposited By:CHRISTINE MAY
Deposited On:25 Oct 2012 11:59
Last Modified:25 Oct 2012 11:59
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