Kneeling. Five years of We Make Carpets
During the Salone del Mobile in Milan, art gallery MU from Eindhoven presents as part of the Ventura Lambrate the exhibition ‘Kneeling’ with a selection of the work of We Make Carpets and the presentation of their first book.
Simple, everyday materials that you can find in your kitchen drawer. In the hands of Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten, and Bob Waardenburg – the three artists behind We Make Carpets – pasta, clothes pegs, straws and even sponges become part of an ingenious aesthetic pattern that they build from the inside outwards. On their knees.
In 5 years’ time, they created some 50 different temporary carpets, large and small, inside and out, from deserts to art spaces. The carpets hardly ever lasted longer than a couple of weeks. Combining craft with critical design, they make concrete and crayons look smooth while cold coffee and toy soldiers suddenly seem aesthetic objects.
During the Salone del Mobile in Milan, MU presents the exhibition ‘Kneeling. Five years of We Make Carpets’ at Ventura Lambrate with a selection of their work and the presentation of their first book, which has been developed in cooperation with designers HeyHeydeHaas. The title of the book is ‘Kneeling, 5 years of Making Carpets’.
Exhibition ‘Kneeling. Five years of We Make Carpets’
April 14-19, 2015
Daily 10.00-20.00 hrs. Sunday 10.00-18.00 hrs.
Opening: Wednesday, April 15, 20.00-22.00 hrs.
Ventura XV, Via Privata Giovanni Ventura n° 15, Milan
Photos: Boudewijn Bollmann