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At first you had to cut and paste links into facebook, as time went by web developers catch on to the possibilities of facebook and Share buttons showed up on browser tool bars. Like that had originally was what you did to connect to a page while you could join a group on facebook now you can like everything posted and you have to ask to join a group. As facebook must have realized that groups and pages were in effect being used as advertising they altered the ways these functioned and created administrative task which basically turned facebook into work. if you created a group you suddenly found yours self having to respond to request to join the group, there was a stamped from groups to pages. Pages which had an automatic announcements they now have to be posted then sent out.

As face books functions become more and more useless not being able to access a list of links  is frustrating. After posting a link to an exhibition it would be nice to easily link reviews, videos or other posted material directly related to the event. 

 here is a sampling of what I mean. 

 Sheila Hicks Faja III, 1956, cotton, wool 21 in. x 5 in. (53.34 cm x 12.7 cm) Private collection Image provided by Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania

 1.2008.19, Sheila Hicks, Faja III, 1956, cotton, wool
21 in. x 5 in. (53.34 cm x 12.7 cm)
Private collection
Image provided by Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania

Two exhibitions open in the US at the beginning of the spring a 50 year retrospective of Sheila Hicks at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and one featuring the printed textiles of Sonia Delaunay at the Copper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. Both had advance press and reviews have started to appear in the two weeks since the openings.

Warp Factor by Shonquis Moreno appeared in the Design Icon section of Wallpaper* Reweaving Sheila Hicks by Faye Hirsch 04/04/11 is on the Art In America website. ‘Sheila Hicks: 50 Years,’ Retrospective in Philadelphia Leslie Camhi appeared in the New York Times on

 

1.2008.75 Sheila Hicks La Lettre de Rupture, 2004 cotton, handmade paper, linen 9 7/8 in. x 6 in. (25 cm x 15.24 cm) Private collection  Image provided by Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania

1.2008.75, Sheila Hicks , a Lettre de Rupture, 2004
cotton, handmade paper, linen, 9 7/8 in. x 6 in. (25 cm x 15.24 cm)
Private collection 
Image provided by Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania

Sheila Hicks: 50 Years

March 24 – August 7, 2011

the Institute of Contemporary Art

http://www.icaphila.org/exhibitions/hicks.php

the Institute of Contemporary Art has a facebook page at   s that currently on line are currently

 Robe poème no. 1328 Designed by Sonia Delaunay (French, born Russia, 1885–1979) France, 1923 Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper Museum of Modern Art, New York 304.1980 © L & M SERVICES B.V. The Hague 20100623 Photo: © The Museum of Modern Art/ Licensed by SCALA/ Art Resource, NY image provided by Copper_Hewitt National Design Museum

Robe poème no. 1328, Designed by Sonia Delaunay (French, born Russia, 1885–1979) France, 1923, Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper, Museum of Modern Art, New York 304.1980, © L & M SERVICES B.V. The Hague 20100623, Photo: © The Museum of Modern Art/ Licensed by SCALA/ Art Resource, NY.  Image provided by Copper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
 

March 18–June 5, 2011

Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum

5th Ave @ 91st, New York, NY 10128

http://cooperhewitt.org/EXHIBITIONS/color-moves/

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum  official facebook page 

Advance and current articles about the exhibition

New York Times Art Review Published: March 17, 2011

Swatches Illuminate a Painter’s Other Art by Roberta Smith

Financial Times published April 7 2011 Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay, New York by Ariella Budick  

Set of five fabric samples, Design 945  Designed by Sonia Delaunay (French, born Russia, 1885–1979)  Produced by Metz & Co  France, 1929–30  Printed silk  Private collection  © L & M SERVICES B.V. The Hague 20100623  Photo: © private collection

Set of five fabric samples, Design 945, Designed by Sonia Delaunay (French, born Russia, 1885–1979), Produced by Metz & Co France, 1929–30 Printed silk
© L & M SERVICES B.V. The Hague 20100623 Photo: © private collection Image Provided by Copper-Hewitt National Design Museum



Links to writers and magazines mentioned above

Shonquis Moreno http://shonquis.com/

Wallpaper can be found on facebook page 

Art In America  www.artinamericamagazine.com

Art in America’s facebook page


man in orange

 Roving Reporter giving at presentation about Textile activities in Canada at ETN 15th biannual Conference: “Revival of Old Textile Centres: a new future for training”  July 24, 2009 in Austria at the in Austria at the Textile Centre Haslach

Other exhibitions and Textile related events that made an appearance on my facebook wall. 

Women in Orient curated by Hana Chidiac

February 8 to May 15, 2011

Le musée du quai Branly Artistic director : Christian Lacroix

the official Le musée du quai Branly facebook page


Embroideries of Colonial Boston: Pictorial Embroideries

April 2, 2011 - August 28, 2011

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston official facebook page   


Textile Bienneials Conferences and Symposiums 
 
2011

Biennale internationale du lin de Portneuf http://www.biennaledulin.ca/

june-September 2011, official facebook page

Kaunas Biennial TEXTILE 11: http://www.biennial.lt/

September 22 - December 4 2011

16th European Textile Network conference (in Kaunas)

September 22nd to 24th 2011 (with pre- and post-program from 21st to 30th of September)

 ETN official facebook group

 Julie Pongrac  Hand knit lace bowlst. Material(s): Vine or Hanji paper embellished with glass beads and wire

Julie Pongrac  Hand knit lace bowls. Material(s): Vine or Hanji paper embellished with glass beads and wire

Plying the Trades: Pulling Together in the 21st Century 8th North American Textile Conservation Conference Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico November 8th – 11th, 2011

http://www.icom-cc.org/40/working-groups/textiles/

Tuesday 08 November - Friday 11 November 2011


While looking for textile conservation stories on line i found this article about a project at the Western Development Museum and shared it on facebook:
 
Steps taken to preserve McClung wedding Dress by Noelle Grosse http://www.wdm.ca/artifact_articles/mcclung.htm
 
The Western Development Museum official facebook page

2012

World of Threads http://www.worldofthreadsfestival.com

Next Festival: Oct. 12 - 28, 2012

 facebook group

From Lausanne To Beijing 7th international Fibre At Biennale & fibre Art Symposium

 http://www.chinafiberart.com.cn/4th-english.html


 More on line textile publishing 

 E-Books  from Gutenbreg <e>  a program of the American Historical Association and Columbia University Press

"Make It Yourself": Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890-1930 by Sarah A Gordon http://www.gutenberg-e.org/gordon/

 The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe by Sarah Lowengard http://www.gutenberg-e.org/lowengard/index.html


As time passes things change the rapidness of change on facebook has been silly, there really is no other word for it. These changes have had the effect of turn what was a reasonable way of exchanging information with a large number of people simultaneously have basically been turned into chat. Facebook provides you with more then the 140 characters that twitter allows for but has pretty well shut out the "mass"  exponential movement of information. Unless you spend the money and make a page along with an advertisement for it which let you do target marketing.
 
A target market for textiles in general is a great idea, but scholars who have spent 7 years working on the technical aspects of Elizabethan lace work might be over looked/ left off the target. I personally want to see what they are working on and want to share it with you.It is kind of funny that the internet itself was developed for this type of document exchange between academic institution
 
What will be the next stage of Social Networking be and if it will be less social and more networking. Opps Could you pass the wine please. What did you think of the musical episode of Grey's Anatomy? in 140 characters please.


 
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