One of the things that I really love about crochet is that it’s not just art and it’s not just fashion and it’s not just craft. It is some combination of all of these things although of course it can lean more in one of these directions than the other depending on the crochet artist. That crochet is artistic is highlighted by the fact that there are two East Coast museums / art galleries featuring crochet projects right now.
Boston.com‘s Kate McQuaid reported recently on the yarn art installation of Sheila Pepe at Carroll and Sons (vist ovenfor). She hung black cord and black shoelaces in a space in the gallery. She then added blue yarn to the cords and shoelaces. This isn’t just crochet work (because there is some knitting and general yarn draping as well) but crochet is involved. The installation is designed to be interactive and collaborative. People are encouraged to bring their crochet hooks to the gallery and to alter the installation. They are even encouraged to remove some of the yarn and take it with them to crochet something at home. The goal is to have all of the yarn totally removed by the end of the art showing so that this is also something of a performance piece, changing each day until it returns to exactly the way that it was.
I modsætning, the way that crochet art is featured in the Queens of Museum of Art right now is much less abstract. Gina Salamone of NY Daily News nylig rapporteret, at gavebutik dette museum gør et “Made in Queens” projicere sælge håndlavede varer af mennesker, der bor i bydelen. Kunstnere med arbejdet for salg omfatter Sharon Boucher-Turner der laver hæklede tilbehør, herunder hårnåle og brocher, og Monica Johnson som crochets koldt vejr tilbehør som håndled manchetter og cowls. Selvom elementerne er i gave butikken og ikke museet korrekt, det helt sikkert giver hækles vis legitimitet i dette lokalområde.
Kender du til andre museer og gallerier, der i øjeblikket har hæklet i dem? Andel i kommentarerne, hvis du gør, og jeg vil se på det!