Monday, May 5, 2008

Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting

The practices of knitting, crocheting, and lace-making have experienced a phenomenal rise to prominence in the work of contemporary artists, notes the Indiana State Museum in introducing a show called "Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting" (who knew?)

Their vision uses fiber to explore line and space, marrying traditional methods, such as knitting needles and crochet hooks, with new technologies and materials that include rubber, lead, glass, industrial wire shelving and found objects. (Not to mention the unexpected -- check out the edging of that doily by Hildur Bjarnadóttir in the photo by Richard Goodbody).

Organized and circulated by the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, “Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting” showcases works ranging from obsessive miniatures to architectural interventions, video installations, and performance and participatory pieces.

It'll be on display at the Indiana State Museum, 650 West Washington Street (White River State Park), Indianapolis, through 24 August.

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