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Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting
Posted on Mon, January 1st, in Exhibition Reviews. In place of the usual stereotypes the plague knitting and lace making, Chief Curator of the Museum of Arts and Design, David Revere McFadden has assembled an exhibition defined by large-scale work and alternative materials. More often than not the materials here are other than textile: chocolate, metal, glass, shredded money and video all make an appearance. Strangely, there are few examples of work that interrogates the structure of knitting or lace. This poetic licence permits a vast range of work to be included, but dilutes exploration of the currency knitting in particular is currently enjoying. Rather than be pedantic about definitions of lace and knitting, McFadden has selected, along with work that is knitted or made of lace, work that is inspired by knit or lace patterns.
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Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting
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