Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans (WWII – Present)

Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans

Curated by Craft in America Center Director, Emily Zaiden
Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, Sept. 26, 2015 – March 20, 2016

The first major exhibition to explore the powerful role that craft has played as a channel for creativity, expression and transformation in the lives of artist veterans since World War II, Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans will convey the contributions of artist veterans and the pathways that craft has taken through their visionary work. The exhibition will examine the way that military service has impacted the outlook of artists over seven decades and led numerous veterans to pursue creative channels. Bridging between earlier craft philosophy to current day practices, at its core, Art and Other Tactics will explore how craft is a constructive antidote to the war experience.