T’ai Smith is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author of “Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design” (University of Minnesota Press, 2014), her articles on textiles, craft, and media have appeared in Art Journal, Art Practical, Grey Room, Journal of Modern Craft, Texte zur Kunst, and Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung. Recipient of a SSHRC Insight Development Grant (2016-18), she is drafting a book manuscript titled “Fashion After Capital: Frock Coats and Philosophy From Marx to Duchamp.” She regularly gives lectures and talks throughout Europe and North America. Selected publications can be found here.
For decades, textile work barely figured in discussions and studies of modern art because textiles have historically been linked to women’s work, domesticity and what could be called a “feminine s...
09 Nov 2017
ZKM - Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe
A series of talks and round tables with Nina Power (philosopher), Matteo Pasquinelli (researcher), and T'ai Smith (art historian) on the occasion of the publication of the second issue of Glass...
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