Ann Hamilton: habitus

The Fabric Workshop and Museum

2014
$300,000

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Ann Hamilton, habitus, 2016. Installation at Municipal Pier 9, made in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Photo by Thibault Jeanson.
 

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Ann Hamilton, habitus, 2016. Installation at Municipal Pier 9, made in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Photo by Thibault Jeanson.

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Ann Hamilton and Susan Stewart, CHANNEL and MIRROR (detail), 2016, cloth, film reel., dimensions variable. Photo by Carlos Avendaño, courtesy of the artist.

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Ann Hamilton, habitus, 2016. Installation at Municipal Pier 9, made in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Photo by Thibault Jeanson.
 

MacArthur Fellow and visual artist Ann Hamilton, whose installations have long incorporated textiles and fabric, created an ambitious new temporary work of cylindrical curtains at Philadelphia's Municipal Pier 9, a site laden with textile manufacturing history. This was the first time the Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) commissioned a new work from Hamilton for exhibition in Philadelphia, and the first time it produced a major off-site installation. Working closely with various textile curators in the region, Hamilton organized an accompanying exhibition of historical and contemporary fabrics at FWM's main building, which explored how we use, live with, and experience fabrics in our daily lives. The exhibition included literary commonplace books, textile sample books, dolls, and needlework portfolios, borrowed from Philadelphia museums and public collections.


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