Wednesday, October 26, 2016

In the Carpet

Ida Kerkovius, Landscape, around 1947, handwoven carpet,125 x 135 cm, Courtesy of Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

The Essay In the Carpet by the curators Salma Lahlou, Mouna Mekouar and Alya Sebti of the exhibition of the same name tells the story of reciprocal historical and cultural influences between the European and Moroccan crafts of carpet making from early Avantgarde and Fauvism to contemporary artists’passion for Berber carpets and Moroccan Pictorial Modernity. The story evolves around Sheila Hicks, a former scholar of Joseph Albers and one of the pioneers of textile art who was invited to Morocco, in the 1970s where the redefinition of the artistic value of traditional arts was at the center of discussion.

Text by Salma Lahlou, Mouna Mekouar & Alya Sebti — Oct 25, 2016