Mamma Andersson

Decorum - Carpets and Tapestries by artists

11.10 2013–9.2 2014, Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris, France

Until the late 19th century, painters like Lotto, Holbein and Delacroix restricted themselves to drawing tapestry cartoons or including Oriental carpets in their pictures. Over the course of the 20th century, however, the European avant-garde revolutionized textile art and practice; artists began weaving their own rugs, inspired by works from earlier periods or drawing upon ethnic and geometric motifs.

Since the 1960s, carpets and tapestries often bear a political or feminist message. Beginning with the new millennium, they have grown in popularity. Young contemporary artists like Caroline Achaintre and Pae White are now producing original works that blend tradition, non-Western influences and modernity, for instance through the use of innovative techniques such as digital weaving.

This exhibition challenges the preconceived notion of tapestry as a minor or anachronistic art form. The exhibition also recalls a little known aspect of the history of the MAM that had its own Textile Art department in the 1980s.

As guest artistic director, theLondonbased artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz has designed the exhibition in collaboration with architect Christine Ilex Beinemeier. The ambient music (“furnishing music”) serving as the exhibition’s audio backdrop is a playlist proposed by aesthetic lecturer Jean-Philippe Antoine.

The richly illustrated catalogue is co-published with Skira-Flammarion (with graphic design by Huz&Bosshard).

Artists
Magdalena Abakanowicz
Caroline Achaintre
Anni Albers
Olga de Amaral
Leonor Antunes
Stefano Arienti
John M Armleder
Atelier E.B. (Lucy McKenzie et Beca Lipscombe)
Ateliers Wissa Wassef
Michel Aubry
Tauba Auerbach
Francis Bacon
Giacomo Balla
Mark Barrow et Sarah Parke
Nina Beier
Anna Betbeze
Michael Beutler
Pierrette Bloch
Alighiero Boetti
Louise Bourgeois
Brassaï
Geta Brătescu
Jagoda Buić
Pierre Buraglio
Alexander Calder
Guidette Carbonell
Gillian Carnegie
Marc Camille Chaimowicz
Claude Closky
Isabelle Cornaro
Lucien Coutaud
Alexandre da Cunha
Pierre Daquin
Sonia Delaunay
Dewar & Gicquel
Latifa Echakhch
Marius Engh
Noa Eshkol
Frederick Etchells (Omega Workshops)
Gustave Fayet
Lissy Funk
Ryan Gander
Vidya Gastaldon
Yann Gerstberger
Françoise Giannesini
Elsi Giauque
Piero Gilardi
Thomas Gleb
Daniel Graffin
Josep Grau-Garriga
Helen Frances Gregor
Marcel Gromaire
Sheila Hicks
Jim Isermann
Johannes Itten
Sergej Jensen
Asger Jorn et Pierre Wemaëre
Mike Kelley
Abdoulaye Konaté
Maria Lai
François-Xavier Lalanne
Bertrand Lavier
Le Corbusier
Jules Leclercq
Fernand Léger
Jean Lurçat
Märta Måås Fjetterström
Karin Mamma Andersson
Mathieu Matégot
Gustave Miklos
Yves Millecamps
Joan Miró
Aldo Mondino
William Morris
Barbro Nilsson
Albert Oehlen
Nathalie du Pasquier
Mai-Thu Perret
Jean Picart Le Doux
Pablo Picasso
Présence Panchounette
Otto Prutscher
Robert Camille Quesnel (Frères Braquenié)
Elizabeth Radcliffe
Carol Rama
Dom Robert
Gerwald Rockenschaub
Willem de Rooij
Dieter Roth & Ingrid Wiener
Mariette Rousseau-Vermette
Hannah Ryggen
Wojciech Sadley
Akiko Sato
Judith Scott
Kay Sekimachi
Shirana Shahbazi
Ivan da Silva Bruhns
Gunta Stölzl
Sophie Taeuber-Arp
Rosemarie Trockel
Maryn Varbanov
Victor Vasarely
Vincent Vulsma
Franz West
Vivienne Westwood
Pae White
Evelyn Wyld

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