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Craft Days Flash

Natalie Baxter is IASPIS resident in Gothenburg this spring. At this occasion Craft Days Flash is taking place – the programme includes a seminar at the Textile Fashion Center in Borås and an exhibition at Konstepidemin in Göteborg.

Natalie Baxter, Bloated Flags. Photo: Joshua Simpson.

Natalie Baxter is a New York based artist working predominantly with textiles, creating work that playfully pushes controversial issues that have become points of division in America’s social and political landscape. Using quilting and sewing techniques passed down to her from a long lineage of quilting women in her home state of Kentucky, her work consists of soft sculptures, quilted wall hangings, and found objects that unpack topics such as the debate over gun control, masculine aggression and gender biases, the virtual rise of hate speech, as well as exploring expressions and swaying feelings of patriotism.

Title: “Textile as a critical practice”
A reflection on how textile art can mirror todays society in relation to identity, place, culture and gender.

Place: Green Room, Textile Fashion Center
Adress: Skaraborgsvägen 3, Borås
Date: Thursday April 28
Time: 4 pm – 6.30 pm
RSVP: terese.william@konsthantverkscentrum.se

Natalie Baxter – Textile Artist,  IASPIS resident in Göteborg spring 2022
Kajsa G. Eriksson – Visual Artist, PhD in Design,  founder of Vague Research Studios.

Philip Warkander – PhD in Fashion Studies, Senior lecturer at the Faculty of Textiles, University of Borås

Place: Hus 10, Konstepidemin
Adress:  Konstepidemins väg 6, Göteborg
Date: 29 – 30 April
Time: 12 pm – 4 pm

Full programme: https://craftdays.se/program-2022 (Swedish only).

About Natalie Baxter: https://www.konstnarsnamnden.se/default.aspx?id=25987