Virtual Talk

The Body and Material Process Tour

May 4, 2023
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

FWM Project Coordinator Virgil Marti (left) with Artist-in-Residence Glenn Ligon (center-left) and colleagues Kelly Mitchell and Steven Beyer, c. 1995. Photo credit: FWM Archives.

Get a closer look at the archival process materials involved in FWM’s previous collaborations with artists whose work centers around fiber and the body: Louise Bourgeois, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, and Glenn Ligon, among others. FWM Educators will provide an introduction to our history and our professional screenprinting studio where we specialize in creating large-scale repeat patterns on fabric. 

This virtual seminar is organized in partnership with the Fashioning and Breaking Bodies Conference hosted by the University of Montreal and the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada.

Event Information

May 4, 2023
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

This program is being held virtually via Zoom.

Free | advance registration required


About the Conference

Fashioning and Breaking Bodies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sartorial Materiality

This interdisciplinary bilingual and hybrid conference on sartorial materiality will take place in Montreal May 3–5, 2023, in two locations: Université de Montréal (UdeM) et Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Anne Létourneau (religious studies, UdeM), Liza Petiteau (fashion/art history and feminist studies, UQAM), and Laura Kassar (religious studies, UdeM) are heading up this project. It is supported by a SSHRC Connection Grant as well as many other partners: Faculté des Arts et des Sciences of UdeM, Réseau québécois en études féministes (RÉQEF), including its “Religions, Féminismes, et Genres” Project, Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche sur les religions et les spiritualities (CIRRES, UdeM), and Institut de recherches et d’études féministes (IREF, UQAM). The event will gather participants from the following universities: McGill, Concordia, UdeM, UQAM, Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Université Laval, Carleton, Toronto Metropolitan, Temple and the CNRS, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, as well as several artists whose work has been exhibited in Montreal. 

This conference aims to create a space of reflection and discussion around the interwoven themes of garments, gender, and violence.