VAROLA is pleased to announce The Interior and The Carpet, an exhibition of carpets produced by publisher, Petra Grunert Singh, Equator Production, which includes works by 15 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 exhibition is on view from March 22 - June 23 with a public reception on Wednesday, March 22 coinciding with Pacific Design Center's annual design industry event, Westweek.
The Interior and The Carpet presents the primary roster of artists commissioned by Equator Production from 1985-2003: Walter Dahn, Jiří Georg Dokoupil, Peter Nagy, Rob Scholte, and Rosemarie Trockel, as well as a more recent carpet series (since 2014) with Alan Belcher, Liam Gillick, Emilia and Ilya Kabakov, Joseph Kosuth, Ken Lum, Jonathan Monk and Julião Sarmento. This recent series was curated by Cornelia Lauf for Equator Production, in a project managed by GoldenRuler, Rome (www.goldenruler.eu). A selection of carpets was exhibited recently at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland exhibition, Wall to Wall: Carpets by Artists, curated by Cornelia Lauf.
Equator Production collaborates 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.
German born Petra Grunert Singh, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dusseldorf and in 1989, moved to Brussels where she cofounded Equator Production with Ranbir Singh, together with art impresario Reiner Opoku. During this time, her work and artistic practice was shown in art exhibitions in Amsterdam, Brussels and Basel. In 2000, Singh moved Equator Production to New York and since 2014 she has been involved in renewing Equator Production’s original editions, while also commissioning a new generation of artists to make designs for carpets.
For information about Equator Production visit www.equatorproduction.com or contact:
47 Bradhurst Avenue
New York, NY 10030
With special thanks to the artists, Veronica Bellei, Camilla Salvaneschi, Eleonora Tempesta.
© 2014 VAROLA, West Hollywood
The Interior and The Carpet
Opening: Wednesday, March 22 5:00 - 9:30 PM
Exhibition: March 22 - June 23
Image: [clockwise] Joseph Kosuth, Juliao Sarmento, Alan Belcher, Ken Lum, Heimo Zobernig, Liam Gillick.
Courtesy Equator Production. Photo: Francesco Lagnese.