Anne Wilson: Wind/Rewind/Weave, a project organized by the Knoxville Museum of Art and artist Anne Wilson to investigate the global crisis of production and skill based knowledge.
Visual artist Anne Wilson has been at the forefront of artwork connecting conceptualism and handiwork, activism and aesthetics, investigating new possibilities for what has been called "relational aesthetics."
Wilson's practice extends the relational in terms of labor, collaboration, and identity construction, blending pedagogy with aesthetic production. Her work has been exhibited extensively including exhibitions at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan; the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and as part of the 2002 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Anne Wilson: Wind/Rewind/Weave is an exhibition organized by the Knoxville Museum of Art, installed by Wilson to investigate the crisis of production and skill based textile labor. Included is Rewinds , a new work created entirely in glass; video documentation of Wind-Up: Walking the Warp , a 2008 performance in Chicago; and a large site-specific project, Local Industry , that takes the form of an active weaving/winding factory set up in the museum space. Run over the course of several months, this project will involve the Knoxville community in the collaborative production of a unique bolt of cloth.
Anne Wilson, Chris Molinski, Glenn Adamson, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jenni Sorkin, Philis Alvic, Laura Y. Liu, Knoxville Museum of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fiber, Textile, Wind-Up, Rewinds, Local Industry, Art