woensdag 29 januari 2014
"The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris has dedicated
an entire floor to the art of textiles with more than a hundred rugs,
tapestries, and freestanding sculptures by modern and contemporary artists.
The scenography of the stylishly titled exhibition Decorum
was designed by artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz, who,
in a Surrealist touch, placed unexpected domestic objects
on and around the carpets.
Anne Dressen, the exhibition’s curator,
grouped the works into the provocatively themed categories:
The Painterly, The Sculptural, The Decorative, Orientalisms, and Primitivisms.
Spanning the modern rediscovery of textile art,
Decorum highlights influential 20th-century makers including
Le Corbusier, Pablo Picasso, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Louise Bourgeois,
and Italian Memphis group designer Nathalie du Pasquier.
Arts and Crafts–era textiles are presented by the likes of William Morris,
the Vienna Secession group, and the Omega Workshops in England,
along with tapestries by Bauhaus weavers Anni Albers,
Gunta Stölzl, and Johannes Itten."
(text taken here.)