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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Closed for installation
until September 29, 2023

Admission always free
20 Jan 18·3:00 PM


T'ai Smith: Dissecting Textiles

A close view of a woven textile which has a striped pattern of alternating brown, orange and tan colours.

Brent Wadden, Untitled (detail), 2017. Courtesy the artist and Peres Projects, Berlin

Join us for an informal seminar on the gallery floor by T’ai Smith, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory at UBC, where she will address a history of textiles as objects of material and metaphorical dissection.

Suggested advanced reading: Textile, A Diagonal Abstraction: Glass Bead in conversation with T’ai Smith


Author of Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design (2014), Smith’s work looks at questions of mediation in art, design, and political economy. She has published in Art Bulletin, Art Journal, Grey Room, Texte zur Kunst, Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung, among other venues. She is currently completing a book manuscript titled Fashion After Capital: Frock Coats and Philosophy From Marx to Duchamp.