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Textile agency in the artwork of Monika Žaltauskaitė Grašienė

Odeta Žukauskienė1,2*
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1 Department of Humanities, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania
2 Department of Comparative Culture Studiesn Culture Research Institute, Vilnius, Lithuania
Submitted: 19 September 2023 | Accepted: 19 October 2023 | Published: 3 November 2023
© 2023 by the Author(s). This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution -Noncommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0) ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ )
Abstract

The article explores textiles as a medium of perceptual thinking through an analysis of the metaphors present in the artworks of contemporary Lithuanian artist Monika Žaltauskaitė Grašienė. This research is framed by the metatextile discourse, which reconceptualizes textiles and resonates with material turn focused on the agentic powers of matter. Within the article, various textile metaphors are discussed, highlighting the connections between textiles and concepts such as text, skin, body, memory, identity, past and present technologies, everyday life, and nature. Monika Žaltauskaitė Grašienė, in her visual work, challenges subject and object, nature and culture, and material and immaterial dualities. She animates flexible metaphors of cloth, folding, and the act of folding itself, contributing to new discourses for textiles and expanding the ontology of tissue to reflect our fluid identities and networked beings.

Keywords
Textile art
Metatextile
Matter
Fold
Monika Žaltauskaitė Grašienė
Funding
None.
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