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7. visningssted: The New Art of the Loom

The New Art of the Loom: Contemporary International Tapestries 2013-2015.

7 th venue:
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
Louisville, Kentucky.

November 22nd 2014- January 25th 2015

The New Art of the Loom: Contemporary International Tapestries at Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

As more contemporary artists incorporate traditional craft processes into their practice, weaving is experiencing an international resurgence. The tapestries in New Art of the Loom are not merely decorative or functional; the artists explore a broad range of themes from cultural identity and formalism to storytelling and history through a labor-intensive medium. Featuring 24 tapestries by artists from 16 different countries, this exhibition illuminates the continuing and dynamic tradition of the loom in contemporary artistic practice worldwide.

Artists: Christina Altona, Malgorzata Buczek, Thomas Cronenberg, Thomas Ewen, Susan Hart Henegar, Barbara Heller, Dirk Holger, Susan Iverson, William Kentridge, Lialia Kuchma, Ulrika Leaner, Jean Lurçat, Susan Martin Maffei, Sayed Mahmoud, Ann Naustdal, Inge Nørgaard, Lorna-Ramlochan-singh, Jon-Eric Riis, Bum Soo Song, Miyuki Tatsumi, Joyce Tien, Henriette Zegers ten Hom

Curated by Dirk Holger


The New Art of the Loom: Contemporary International Tapestries is a traveling exhibition with 24 tapestry artists from 24 countries. The exhibition will be shown in the USA and Canada from 2013 - 2015.

Dirk Holger is the curator, exhibition coordinator and author of the book ”To weave or not to weave” by Schiffer Books, Pennsylvania. The book will be available at the exhibition venues.

1st venue: The Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA, USA.  June 1st - August 3rd 2013

2nd venue: Galerie Montcalm, Gatineau, Québec, Canada. August 29th- October 6th 2013

3rd venue: Musee des Maitres et Artisans du Quebec, Montreal, Canada. October 17th–December 15th 2013

4th venue: Frostburg State University, Roper Gallery, Maryland, USA. March 7th–March 30th 2014

5. venue: The Appleton Museum, Ocala, Florida. April 26th–June 29th 2014

6 visningssted: Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri.
September 5th - October 4th 2014