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Bhakti Ziek: A Tenuous Thread

March 3 - April 26

A Tenuous Thread is a retrospective encompassing five decades of creative output by master weaver Bhakti Ziek. Arranged chronologically, this exhibit charts the evolution of Ziek’spioneering approach to weaving alongside a historical survey of textile craft that raises questions about cultural appropriation that can be traced back to the late Byzantine plot to steal silk production from China’s Tang Dynasty. A selection of works by Ziek’s pupils-turned-colleagues, including Tali Weinberg, Jovencio de la Paz, Anastatia Spicer, Susie Taylor and Ann Morton, accompany Ziek’s work.

Image: Messing with History, 2020; handwoven jacquard, 14 x 26 in, 35.6 x 66 cm. Copyright Bhakti Ziek.