Subversiveknit

Starting Jan 25th through June 17th at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York is a new exhibit called “Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting”. From the site, “A provocative and timely exhibition of work by international artists using fiber in unexpected and unorthodox ways, Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting illuminates a field of creative practice that is fresh, surprising, and engaging. Featuring 27 artists from seven countries, this exhibition will exhibit work that ranges from Althea Merback’s microknit garments (1:144 scale) to large-scale, site-specific installations. Artists employ a variety of media, from traditional yarns and laces, to found objects and video, and explore contemporary currents in art practice of socially engaged, participatory work.

Pictured left is Althea Merback, Gloves, 2005 Wire-knitted silk (Collection Kentucky Gateway Museum Center) and right Janet Echelman, Swooping II, 2001 Caja de Burgos, Spain (Courtesy Florence Lynch Gallery, New York City). Link.