Barbara Layne

The Object Of Labor: Art, Cloth, and Cultural Production
Wednesday, September 26, 11:00 p.m.
United States

The Object of Labor: Art, Cloth, and Cultural Production

This lecture series accompanies the release of the publication The Object of Labor: Art, Cloth, and Cultural Production, published by SAIC Press and MIT Press and edited by Joan Livingstone and John Ploof. Exploring the personal, political, social, and economic meaning of work through the lens of art and textile production, the ubiquity of cloth in everyday life, the historically resonant relationship of textile and cloth to labor, and the tumultuous drive of globalization make the contemporary issues raised by this series of special interest. Supported in part by the William H. Bronson and Grayce Slovett Mitchell Lecture Series in the Departments of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects and Fiber and Materials Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.