Out of Fashion at gl Holtegaard

11 (1) credit Heather Stobo

Coral Forest IV – Videotape, by The Institute For Figuring with Christine Wertheim and Evelyn Hardin. Photo by Heather Sobo.

Two sculptures from the IFF’s Coral Forest series are included in the Out of Fashion exhibition that is currently on view at the gl Holtegaard Museum in Copenhagen. Later in the summer the show will travel to the KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Denmark. In the curator’s words,

Out of Fashion points to the link between art and clothing and to the handicraft itself as a typically female occupation. Precisely handicraft – embroidery, crochet work and sewing have in recent years become synonymous with a kind of anti-art, or rebel-art, where female artists use the craft to convey political and social messages.

The Coral Forest is a recent outgrowth of the IFF’s Crochet Coral Reef, merging the original project’s delicate and refined sensibility with the colossal and punk rock. Artists in the exhibition are Alice Creischer (D), Brian Getnick (US), Cosima von Bonin (D), Elmgreen & Dragset (DK/NO), Erwin Wurm (A), Grayson Perry (UK), Gudrun Hasle (DK), Hotel Pro Forma (DK), Institute For Figuring (US), Kaarina Kaikkonen (FIN), Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (DK), Maiken Bent (DK), Moran Sanderovich (IL), Nicholas Hlobo (ZA), Yinka Shonibare MBE (UK), Zac Monday (US).

The work pictured above and Requium Reeficus by Dr. Axt for the Institute For Figuring are the two sculptures included in the exhibition.