FORART Lecture 2022: Julia Bryan-Wilson on Embellished Art Histories
In this lecture, Julia Bryan-Wilson (Columbia University) discusses how the question of embellishment and decor in recent art may change our conceptions of art history.
Julia Bryan-Wilson is an award-winning author, critic, and curator whose 2017 book Fray: Art and Textile Politics received the ASAP Book Prize, the Frank Jewett Mather Award, and the Robert Motherwell Book Award. She is also the author of Art Workers. Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era (2011) and Art in the Making: Artists and Their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing (with Glenn Adamson, 2016). As an adjunct curator at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), Bryan-Wilson co-curated the exhibit Women’s Histories: Artists before 1900; in 2020 she organized Histórias da Dança/Histories of Dance. Her show Louise Nevelson: Persistence, is an official collateral event of the 2022 Venice Biennale, and her monograph on Nevelson is forthcoming from Yale University Press in 2023. She is Professor of LGBTQ+ Art History at Columbia University.