A new exhibit at the Pacific Design Center, “The Interior and the Carpet,” features the work of artists Alan Belcher, Walter Dahn, Jiří Georg Dokoupil, Liam Gillick, Emilia and Ilya Kabakov, Joseph Kosuth, Ken Lum, Jonathan Monk, Peter Nagy, Emilio Prini, Julião Sarmento, Rob Scholte, Rosemarie Trockel and Heimo Zobernig. The carpet exhibit, produced by Petra Grunert Singh of Equator Production, runs until June 23 at VAROLA (Suite B256) in the PDC.
Clockwise from black-and-white carpet: Joseph Kosuth, Julião Sarmento, Alan Belcher, Ken Lum, Heimo Zobernig and Liam Gillick. Courtesy Equator Production; photographer Francesco Lagnese
The lineup of artists includes those commissioned by Equator Production from 1985 to 2003, in addition to another carpet series, begun in 2014 and curated by Cornelia Lauf.
Equator Production says its mission is to collaborate “with artists who incorporate their practice into the larger narrative of artistic historical relevance, blurring the domains of art, design, and craftsmanship. By commissioning carpet designs from contemporary international artists and orchestrating the execution and production of designs in limited editions by traditional weavers, Equator Production seeks to fuse both artistic processes, creating a long-lost symbiosis between conception and production, while restoring the connection between the artist and the interior and the vital connection between conception and production.”