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Patrizia Polese | The Art of Thread as a Common Language

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
School of Art & Design Visitors Committee, European Union Center, Center for Advanced Study
Location
Krannert Art Museum, Lower Level, Auditorium (KAM 62), 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, Illinois 61820
Date
Sep 21, 2023   6:00 pm  
Speaker
Patrizia Polese
Contact
Krannert Art Museum
E-Mail
kam-info@illinois.edu
Phone
12173331861
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In this talk, Polese will discuss her creative process and the critical role of art in addressing contemporary issues. Through an exploration of the historical influence of thread, weaving, and tapestries, alongside cultural shifts in 20th-century Europe and Italy, the discussion will emphasize the importance of understanding materials and cultural traditions in art creation. Polese will share her journey from two-dimensional to three-dimensional art forms, including site-specific installations that foster viewer interaction and immersive experiences. The talk will also underscore art’s potential for social interaction and therapy, addressing emotional pain, nurturing resilience, and driving positive societal change towards a more sustainable life. 

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