Friends of Textiles Lecture Series
“Hmong Paj ntaub: Cloth as Language” by Professor Geraldine Craig
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Reception 5:15 p.m.; Lecture 6 p.m.
Denius Student Center, Hartley Room
$10, FREE for Friends of Textiles (FOT) members and full-time Florida Tech faculty, staff and students
Join us for an illustrated and interactive lecture by Cloth as Community exhibition curator Geraldine Craig! Hmong “flower cloth” (or paj ntaub) is one of the world’s great textile traditions. Despite its deep roots in Hmong culture, this complex art was not widely known outside Asia until after the Vietnam War, when Hmong refugees arrived in the United States.
Geraldine Craig is an artist and writer whose research focuses on the intersections and relationships between textile history, theory/criticism, curatorial work and studio practice. Her writing is formed by modes of knowing as a maker, with primary research interests in contemporary art/craft and Hmong textiles. Craig has published more than a hundred essays on contemporary art and Hmong textiles, in venues such as the Hmong Studies Journal, The Journal of Modern Craft, Art in America, and Surface Design Journal.