The IFF’s video-tape sculpture Coral Forest: Chthulu, and Dr Axt’s petrochemical elegy Requiem Reeficus are in the Danish traveling exhibition Out of Fashion, organized by the GL Holtegaard Museum, Copenhagen, and the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aallborg.
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.
The Coral Forest the latest addition to the IFF’s Crochet Coral Reef project, amplifying the original project’s delicate sensibility with a new set of towering, totemic sculptures crocheted from yarn and plastic threads.
Out of Fashion was on view at the GL Holtegaard Museum in Copenhagen from April 5 to June 30, 2013, and subsequently at the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg from September 14, 2013 to January 5, 2014.