Crochet Coral Reef on Display at MAD (Through Sunday, January 22)

    Date: 10/02/2016 - 01/22/2017

    Time: 12:00 am

    Location: Museum of Arts and Design (2 Columbus Circle, Manhattan)

    Price: Included with museum admission, pay-what-you-wish Thursday evenings

    Crochet Coral Reef: TOXIC SEAS celebrates the tenth anniversary of the “Crochet Coral Reef” (2005–present), an ongoing project by sisters Margaret and Christine Wertheim and their Los Angeles–based organization, the Institute For Figuring. Mixing crocheted yarn with plastic trash, the work fuses mathematics, marine biology, feminist art practices, and craft to produce large-scale coralline landscapes, both beautiful and blighted. At once figurative, collaborative, worldly, and dispersed, the “Crochet Coral Reef” offers a tender response to the dual calamities facing marine life: climate change and plastic trash.

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