Nakdong by Joana Vasconcelos, Knot After Knot
There is new art exhibit that features some of the best crochet artists in the world and you don’t have to be living in one of the world’s major cities to see it. That’s because Knot After Knot – Crochet as an Art is an online virtual art exhibit.
Knot After Knot
This is an online art exhibit curated by the Forward Council. From the press release:
“Among the pieces shown in this compilation you can find installations, interventions, sculptures, tapestries and crochet coverings that demonstrate how crochet, knot after knot, intertwine traditional knowledge with the international creative forefront.”
Another key goal of this art project is to show how artists can use their work to draw a link between past and present, using a craft from the past such as crochet to create terrific contemporary and even cutting-edge art.
Many of the crochet artists that have work in this online art exhibit have been profiled here on the blog before. You can learn more about them by following the links:
- Aldo Lanzini. This artist does amazing work creating wearable crochet costumes that explore issues of identity.
- Jo Hamilton. This impressive crochet artist does portraits out of crochet!
- Joana Vasconcelos. One of the first crochet artists that I featured on the site, Vasconcelos does work with both doily-like thread crochet over sculptures and felted wool.
- Mandy Greer. This crochet artist explores themes of hard and soft, strong vs. vulnerable in her mixed media art pieces.
- Patricia Waller. This artists creates crochet objects with a dark twist.
- Olek. Many people are familiar with the work of this crochet artists because of the time that she yarnbombed The Wall Street Bull, which is shown in this exhibit.
- Wertheim Sisters. The hyperbolic crochet coral reef project that I highlighted in today’s crochet art post is also featured in this online exhibit.