From January – June 2022, Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden, Germany, will host Wert und Wandel der Korallen (The Value and Transformation of Coral), a museum-wide retrospective of the Crochet Coral Reef project over the past 16 years. For these months the gallery will be transformed into a submarine paradise encompassing the entire collection of existing crochet reefs along with new reef sculptures by artists Christine Wertheim and Margaret Wertheim. Also on display will be a Baden-Baden Satellite Reef, to which all of Germany is invited to contribute. The Wertheims will work closely with German “coral reefers” to curate this community artwork, taking as inspiration a newly discovered “pinnacle reef” in the remote Pacific Ocean east of the Great Barrier Reef. Featured in the show will also be a massive undulating Midden of plastic trash generated by the people of Baden-Baden as a sibling to the Wertheims’ own trash Midden, their vast meditative reflection on the toxic ensorcellment of our throw-away plastic culture. A currently-in-the-making ‘fancywork’ banner will honor the Crochet Reefs’ most committed crafters with an intricate hand-emboidered sampler spelling out their names in lace-like letters. Wert und Wandel der Korallen is curated by Udo Kittelman in collaboration with the Wertheim’s.