Feminist Subjectivities in Fiber Art and Craft
By John Corso Esquivel ’97. This book interprets the fiber art and craft-inspired sculpture by eight U.S. and Latin American women artists whose works incite embodied affective experience. Grounded in the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Esquivel posits craft as a material act of intuition. The book provocatively asserts that fiber art—long disparaged in the wake of the high–low dichotomy of late Modernism—is, in fact, well-positioned to lead art at the vanguard of affect theory and twenty-first-century feminist subjectivities.