The Fabric of Fieldwork

Ling, Wessie and Ossman, Susan (2012) The Fabric of Fieldwork. [Show/Exhibition]

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The Fabric of Fieldwork combines for the first time the work of WESSIELING and Susan Ossman in an exhibition of paintings, sculpture and installations inspired by their ongoing ethnographic research in East Asia (WESSIELING) and North Africa (Ossman). The exhibition examines culture and society through the stitching, weaving and washing of fabrics and all its connotations. Using art both as a recording device and a way of creating a field of exploration WESSIELING and Ossman investigate issues of visibility, femininity and women's work, including their own field weaving as artists and ethnographers.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: Work shown by WESSIELING: ‘For All Walks of Life’, ‘Maybe She’s Born with It’, ‘The News’ and ‘Get Set for Spring’. WESSIELING is a London based visual artist whose work uses text and installations to address the immateriality and symbolic power of fashion. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Collyer Bristow Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre and Austrian National Museum of Applied and Contemporary Arts among others. Further projects can be viewed at
Uncontrolled Keywords: art, anthropology, ethnography, design, fashion, textile, fieldwork, China, Cairo, Casablanca
Subjects: L600 Anthropology
W200 Design studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
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Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2013 08:15
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:19

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