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Billie Zangewa: Thread for a Web Begun

Museum of the African Diaspora / San Francisco / Art

“I’m a visual artist based in Johannesburg, specializing in textile work,” says the artist Billie Zangewa. “I explore universal themes, predominantly happening around the home front—domestic scenes so to speak, or what I like to call ‘daily feminism’—by putting a focus on the things that women do at home that aren’t seen or appreciated or acknowledged.” Zangewa does her exploring with needle and thread, a skill women have been schooled in for centuries, and creates collages hand-stitched from pieces of raw silk. Her remarkable “paintings” are both delicate and moving. This exhibition includes work from the last 15 years. —L.J.

Museum of the African Diaspora 685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States
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