cloth. a commonplace

17 May 2016
5pm - 7pm
The Free Library of Philadelphia, Art and Literature Department, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia


Ann Hamilton, the event of a thread (installation view), 2013. Score by David Lang. Commissioned by the Park Avenue Armory for the 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall, New York. Photo by Thibault Jeanson.

MacArthur Fellow and visual artist Ann Hamilton leads a workshop exploring the intersection of texts and textiles in modern literature at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Participants are encouraged to bring their own books, which will be sourced for language referencing the cultural and material life of cloth. Participants' selections will be posted online as part of a communally-authored "commonplace" collection. The compilation of texts will help shape Hamilton's forthcoming Center-funded exhibition, habitus, to be presented at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in September 2016.

This event is free and open to the public.