Hana Miletić: Weaving, Stitching, Pulling At Threads
ELLEN MARA DE WACHTER reviews Dependencies, an exhibit from Croat textile artist Hana Miletic, in which she comments "Miletić refers to weaving as a kind of ‘care work’; more than just the production of cloth, it doubles as a mode of conscious reparation through which she can process the damage and disrepair she notices in the world into precious artefacts. No longer merely serviceable or disposable like their referents, they are ends in themselves. Yet they also seem to perform an ironic take on the economy of weaving, exchanging modest materials – albeit woven ones like tarpaulins and gaffer tape – for rich ones and trading functionality for aesthetic worth."
The complete review is on the Frieze website here. Mara de Wachter closes her review musing that "weaving can help us come to terms with a situation, and maybe on some level even repair the social fabric." Sounds like a necessary act in these fractious times.