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Gl Holtegaard Museum (Cophenhagen) and KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art (Aalborg), Denmark

Out of Fashion

Exhibition dates:
April 5 - June 30, 2013 and September 14, 2013 - January 5, 2014

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The two hosting museums created this beautiful book about the artists and their works who are included in the exhibition.

Two sculptures from the IFF’s Coral Forest series are included in the Out of Fashion exhibition that is on view at the GL Holtegaard Museum in Copenhagen from April 5 - June 30, 2013. The show will travel to the KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Denmark for an exhibition between September 14, 2013 - January 5, 2014.

In the exhibition 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.

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Coral Forest IV – Videotape, by the Institute For Figuring with Christine Wertheim and Evelyn Hardin. The sculpture is made out of crocheted videotape and other found plastic elements.

The Coral Forest is a recent outgrowth of the IFF’s Crochet Coral Reef, amplifying the original project’s delicate and refined sensibility. 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).

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Requium Reeficus by Dr. Axt for the Institute For Figuring. Made during 2010-2011 as Dr. Axt's personal response to the BP oil spill. Woven into the tableau of black crochet corals are pieces of plastic tubing, cable ties and other plastic debris - all are oil-byproducts.