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Curators on Curating: Threads of Power: Lace from the Textilmuseum St. Gallen
Thursday, June 10
12 pm
Pay What You Wish*

Curators on Curating goes behind the scenes of upcoming BGC exhibitions to give a window into the curatorial process. We invite you to think with us about exhibition making, material histories, and storytelling. Threads of Power: Lace from the Textilmuseum St. Gallen, an exhibition scheduled to go on view at Bard Graduate Center in fall 2022, will trace the development of lace from its sixteenth-century origins to the present, bringing more than 175 examples from the extensive collection of the Textilmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland, to the US for the first time. Join curators Emma Cormack and Michele Majer (BGC) and Ilona Kos (Textilmuseum) to learn how they are adapting and expanding the Textilmuseum’s 2019 exhibition Die Spitzen der Gesellschaft (Lace and High Society) for an American audience.

*Any donation of $1 or more gratefully accepted!

Next Week:

Collectively Imagining De-Gentrified and Abolitionist Futures
Chinatown Art Brigade
Thursday, June 17
6 pm

Black, Indigenous, and all communities of color have been suffering from racialized capitalism since long before the pandemic, but COVID-19 has exacerbated land displacement, rent burden, economic inequality, and police violence. The past year has felt dystopian at times, compelling us to think outside of the box, to reimagine a radically different society that is more just and upholds our common racial, economic, climate, and social justice values. This program will highlight cultural collectives that are unleashing popular imagination and shared vision to build an abolitionist and de-gentrified future, and discuss concrete ways that we can enact this future together. Curated and moderated by Chinatown Art Brigade with Dr. Linda K. Bates and Gisselle Jiménez, and Shaun Lin.