still of woman's hands making an art activity from the Tauba Auerbach-inspired family art workshop
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Let’s Make Art! Family Workshop at Home: Tauba Auerbach

Overview

Create your own woven pattern inspired by the elaborate patterns and geometric shapes found in Broad collection artist Tauba Auerbach’s work, Shadow Weave - Chiral Fret Wave (2015).

Auerbach creates work out of many different types of materials like canvas, glass, and paint. In Auerbach’s woven canvas work, the dazzling symmetrical and asymmetrical patterns seem to fool the eye—almost like an optical illusion. Are we seeing paint on the canvas or is it something else?

Auerbach’s weave patterns are complex. They can be a combination of classic checkerboard, diamond shapes, and Greek fret designs. Greek fret designs are borders made from a continuous line that shapes into a repeated motif. When creating your weave think about how the combination of patterns and color creates a style all your own!

 

Presented by Leading Partner East West Bank and Land Rover


About Let's Make Art! Family Workshop at Home

Barbara Kruger’s Untitled (Your body is a battleground), 1989, is a stark emblem for feminist art practice—if the body is our battleground, it is through language that we fight. Inspired by Kruger's work and by similarly discursive artworks in the Broad collection, The Tip of Her Tongue program series features feminist artists in performance who work with language and embodiment. The artists in this series have intense stories to tell and experiment aggressively with the telling. The artists work with words to explore how the body's relationship to language is mediated by histories large and small. The body may both anchor and disrupt the story. It is a source of desire, grief, shame and laughter. These intimate performances explore the politics of representation—with how gender is produced in, through and as language; and how the stories we tell circulate around, move through, against and with the body.

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