The upcoming exhibition ‘Seeing with your feet – The Carpet in Contemporary Art’ at the Museum Villa Rot in Burgrieden-Rot, Germany, will take a close look at the interpretation of traditional rug designs in contemporary art. The show will not only present recent works but also show historical carpets, such as the red carpet that used to be rolled out for state guests to Germany between 1958 and 1968.
Exhibitors include Azerbaijani contemporary visual artist Faig Ahmed, who is well-known for his traditional rug designs that melt, drip and ooze into bizarre shapes and compositions. Also on show will be British artist Debbie Lawson, who will present a 2.4 metre bear adorned with Persian rug for fur and a stag trophy head that is also covered in rug.
One exhibit at the show that marries the antique with the contemporary is To feel at home – Evinde Hessetmek by Turkish artist Ramazan Can. The carpet of his work is divided into two halves, one depicted through neon lighting and the other a classical Persian rug.
Romanian artist Noemi Kiss uses a wide range of materials in her work. She re-imagines old Persian rugs, adapting them into fresh surprising forms, from which new ideas formulate. A new dynamic language is created through manipulation of an antique pattern or surface.
Also featuring will be Polish-Iranian art collective Slavs and Tatars, Scottish duo Littlewhitehead and Swedish artist Pia Ferm, who defines herself as a sculptor.
‘Seeing with your feet’ ends on 22 May 2022.
Seeing with your feet
27 February – 22 May 2022
Museum Villa Rot Schlossweg 2, 88483 Burgrieden-Rot, Germany