This book interprets the fiber art and craft-inspired sculpture by eight US and Latin American women artists whose works incite embodied affective experience. Grounded in the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, John Corso Esquivel posits craft as a material act of intuition. The book provocatively asserts that fiber art—long disparaged in the wake of the high–low dichotomy of late Modernism—is, in fact, well-positioned to lead art at the vanguard of affect theory and twenty-first-century feminist subjectivities.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Stranger Twins; 2. On Craft and Repetition; 3. Down to the Wire; 4. Subjectivities Before Subjects; 5. Matrixial Shadows; Index
John Corso Esquivel is an associate professor at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He has served terms as the Doris and Paul Travis endowed chair in art history at Oakland and the Critical Studies and Humanities Fellow at Cranbrook Academy of Art, USA.
"An art critic and a respected scholar, Esquivel (Oakland Univ.) challenges the patriarchal traditions of male artists by drawing the reader's gaze to the translucent installations and crafted fiber objects of eight female artists. ... Recommended."