‘The New Bend’ brings together 12 contemporary artists working in the raced, classed and gendered traditions of quilting and textile practice. The artists’ unique visual vernacular exists in tender dialogue with, and in homage to, the contributions of the Gee’s Bend Alabama quilters—Black American women in collective cooperation and creative economic production—and their enduring legacy as a radical meeting place, a prompt and as intergenerational inspiration. This exhibition acknowledges the work of Gee’s Bend quilters as central to expanded histories of abstraction and modernism.
Hauser & Wirth, Somerset. Until 8 May, 2023
Forward walking boy on the edge where the sand meets the shore (from DES HOMMES ET DES DIEUX) Eric N. Mack 2018
Silk organza, cotton handkerchief and tulle © Eric N. Mack