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In this talk, Nancy Feldman highlights the work of contemporary women artists in Peru’s Shipibo-Conibo communities. Their work with traditional textile forms, materials, and processes bear witness to the complexity of artistic production in the time of encroachment onto Amazon indigenous lands, ecological devastation, and relocation into cities. These artists’ reinvigorated imaginings of kené, the linear patterned design making visible Shipibo cosmology, reveal new narratives and practices in Amazonian art making.
Nancy Feldman is an art historian whose work engages with textile histories as well as medieval art. Through the study of objects, her work explores the foundational significance of place, materials, and processes of making. Currently Associate Professor Adjunct in the Art History Department at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, she also serves as Supervisor for the SAIC Textile Resource Center. She served as co-director and producer for the Field Museum’s Amazonian documentary, Shipibo: Movie of our Memories, a MacArthur Foundation supported film. She holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Chicago and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute.
[Image Description: Promotional poster with yellow and white text on a green background. The poster is for a public lecture by Nancy Feldman, PhD, on Thursday, February 25th from 4-5:15pm, CST. There is an image on the poster of a painting by Graciela Arias Salazar. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be presented on Zoom, at this link; https://saic-edu.zoom.us/s/86056617899. Live CART captioning will be provided. For additional access requests, including ASL interpretation or audio description, visit the website saic.edu/access.]