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Bare Threads: Petra Singh and Joakim Andreasson (MOCA Cleveland)
On 12/8/2016

Free for Members | $10 General Admission

What does it take to get the world’s leading contemporary artists to create carpets? In this exclusive conversation, two creative leaders working at the cutting-edge of artist-designed carpets discuss their unique experiences. Since founding Equator Production in 1985, Petra Singh has married contemporary practice with traditional artistry, commissioning international artists such as Rosemarie Trockel and Albert Oehlen to create limited-edition signature designs that are hand-made by experienced Tibetan weavers. In his role as curator of Henzel Studio: Collaborations, Joakim Andreasson has engaged artists from Richard Prince to Mickalene Thomas to create original, dynamic carpet designs that push the envelope of form and function. In conversation with MOCA Deputy Director Megan Lykins Reich, Singh and Andreasson will reveal the intricacies of navigating between the worlds of art, design, manufacturing, and even politics, to produce incredible works of woven art.