An ever-evolving nature-culture hybrid created by Margaret and Christine Wertheim, the Crochet Coral Reef resides at the nexus of art, science, mathematics, feminist community practice and climate change.
Crochet Coral Reef has been exhibited at the 58th Venice Biennale; Helsinki Biennial; Hayward Gallery, London; Science Gallery, Dublin; The Smithsonian. Now showing in Germany at Museum Frieder Burda.
The Crochet Reef sends out spawn. 50 community-based Satellite Reefs have been made worldwide. New Satellites are underway or on display in Canada, North Carolina, Tang Museum & Museum Frieder Burda.
Press + Essays
“The sculptures are like force-fields drawing you into their orbit, catalysts for a network of social relations that mimic a reef’s … Gorgeous, absurd and socially productive, these are rare works of art.”— Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times
“The Crochet Coral Reef risks making real and fabulated things together to open up still-possible times for flourishing … Palpable, polymorphous, terrifying and inspiring stitchery… ”—Donna Haraway
Margaret Wertheim spoke about the Crochet Coral Reef on the main stage at TED.
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