Threaded Visions: Contemporary Weavings from the Collection

Weaving is the act of making fabric by interlacing threads using a loom. It may sound simple, but because a whole cloth or segment comes off the loom fully realized, all the various artistic decisions—colors, textures, design, materials, techniques—must be decided before any weaving begins. A woven work is a concept made manifest.

This exhibition, drawn entirely from the Art Institute’s permanent collection, explores the beautiful diversity of this ancient and global practice through the works of 13 contemporary artists from five countries.

Art Institute Chicago
Feb 24–Aug 26, 2024
Galleries 58–59