We are pleased to announce that one of the 19 companies that will feature in COVER’s exciting FORZA TAPPETI: THE RUG REVOLUTION show in April in Milan is Christopher Farr who will be showing two rugs.
One of the world’s first producers of contemporary design carpets, Christopher Farr and partner Matthew Bourne began the company back in 1988, when contemporary design rugs were virtually unknown. Over the years Farr has produced rugs from the designs of some of the world’s leading artists and designers, an idea that the company pioneered. The Cave Rug by Gavin Turk was recently acquired by Istanbul’s Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art for their permanent collection, proving that a rug can be viewed as a piece of art.
Gavin Turk (born 1967) came to prominence during the 1990s as part of a group of British artists who went on to stage the important ‘Sensation’ exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1999. This rug is taken from the plaque he made based on those seen on the facades of London houses of distinguished former residents. When asked by Christopher Farr to extend his repertoire to rugs he chose this now iconic image. Edition 1/5 is in the Collection of the British Council, London, UK.
Jorge Pardo, born in Havana, Cuba in 1963, emigrated to the United States in1969. Pardo has exhibited in numerous international group exhibitions, including ‘reading room’ at Boijmans van Beuningen Museum Rotterdam in 1996, ‘Pier’ in the 1997 Skulptur Projekte in Münster, and in 1998 ‘4166 sea view lane ‘at Museum of Contemporar y Art, Los Angeles.
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