Language Weavers

Language Weavers gathers writers and artists working at the intersection of fiber-based forms and language to read from recent work.The event is organized on the occasion of the release of Francesca Capone’s Weaving Language III: Language is Image, Paper, Code, & Cloth, the third in a series of publications examining the poetics of weaving traditions through historical research and contemporary artists’ practices. Readings by Francesca Capone, Martha Tuttle, and Sarah Zapata, with conversation to follow, moderated by Jill Magi.

Reading Series Full Schedule:

Thursday March 29
Writers Who Publish
Anna Gurton-Wachter & MC Hyland (DoubleCross Press), Isabel Sobral Campos (Sputnik & Fizzle), and Lee Norton (Ugly Duckling Presse)

Thursday, April 26
7-9 pm
Artists’ Archives
Sarah Hamerman (Princeton University Library Special Collections), Hailey Loman (Los Angeles Contemporary Archive), Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz (Lesbian Herstory Archives / The Graduate Center Library)

Thursday, May 31
7-9 pm
Women in Art Publishing: Collaborative Networks
Corina Reynolds (Small Editions), Karen Kelly & Barbara Schroeder (Dancing Foxes Press), Tammy Nguyen (Passenger Pigeon Press)

Organized in collaboration with Sonel Breslav (Blonde Art Books)

Thursday June 28
7-9 pm
Language Weavers
Francesca Capone, Martha Tuttle, Sarah Zapata
Moderated by Jill Magi
Francesca Capone is a visual artist, poet, and textile designer. Her books Text means Tissue (2017) and Writing in Threads (2015) focus on textile poetics, and are both in the collection at the MoMA library. She has exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery in London, LUMA/Westbau in Switzerland, Textile Arts Center in NYC, and 99¢ Plus Gallery in Brooklyn. She has been an artist in residence at the Anni and Josef Albers Foundation, Andrea Zittel’s A-Z West, and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. More of her published work can be found at Gauss PDF, Tunica Magazine, and in The New Concrete from Hayward Press. Her academic work includes lectures and workshops at Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Reed College, among others.

Martha Tuttle
(b. Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1989) works between painting and textile. She graduated from Bard College in 2011, and received her MFA from the Yale School of Art in Painting and Printmaking in 2015. Her work has been shown throughout the U.S. and internationally. She has received residencies from the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming in 2016, A-Z West in Joshua Tree, California, and is a current resident at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program in Brooklyn, New York. Fellowships include the Josef Albers Foundation Traveling Fellowship and the Donald C. Gallup Research Fellowship from The Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library in 2014. Her work has been written about in Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail, Artnet News, and Blouin ArtInfo, among others. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Sarah Zapata
is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. She has participated in exhibitions at el Museo del Barrio, the Museum of Arts and Design, LAXart, Arsenal Contemporary, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, amongst others. Zapata has read at Signal Gallery, Printed Matter, the AC Institute, and MoMA PS1.

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