weekend links: 1,000 years of Native art, not-your-grandmother’s felt tapestries, textile protests

Artwork by Michaela Younge, from her solo exhibition  Nothing Bad.  Image courtesy  It’s Nice That.

Artwork by Michaela Younge, from her solo exhibition Nothing Bad. Image courtesy It’s Nice That.

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists, the result of three years of work, is a showcase of Native American art spanning the last millennium. The showcase seeks to answer questions surrounding why Native women make art and the legacy of said art's impact. The work is divided into three illuminating themes: Legacy, Relationship, and Power, chosen to represent Indigenous values and avoid a Western, colonizing framework. [Hyperallergic]

Michaela Younge has spent the last two years refining her art. Her medium of choice? Felt. Younge uses felt to create complex tapestries that manage to tell multiple intersecting stories at once. Featuring strange and endearing images of men on the toilet, animal carcasses, and cheerleaders and basketball players, these aren’t your grandmother’s tapestries. [It's Nice That]

Half of writing is editing and revising what you've already written. Author Adam O'Fallon Price knows this well. He, like many authors, is unable to turn off his proofreading vision after a work has been published, and goes to great lengths to not read his own finished works—that is, until now. Read Price's reactions and critiques to his own first book as he reads through it for the first time in years. [The Millions]

The “pussy hat” has been a staple of feminist demonstrations lately, but it’s not the first time knitting has been used to make a political statement. Lisa Zhang takes us through the surprisingly robust history of textile weaving in protests and how the practice is intimately tied to femininity. [Artsy]

Carrie Goldberg's new memoir is not only a telling of her loss of sexual privacy, but a rallying cry for better laws surrounding the matte. After breaking up with a possessive boyfriend, Goldberg's life was inverted as he began a crusade of posting explicit material of her online without consent. Now, seven years later, she's helping women who were in her position fight back in the courtroom. [The New York Times]

Nicolas Perez

featuresSean Redmondnews