COVER favourites, We Make Carpets are set to unveil a solo exhibition, Kneeling: Five Years of We Make Carpets showing 29 August – 26 October at MU, Eindhoven.
Marcia Nolte, Stijn va der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg make up the Dutch art trio who will celebrate five years of unconventional carpet making this year. They will celebrate this milestone with the launch of their first book, developed in collaboration with the designers of HeyHeydeHaas on 24 October, during Dutch Design Week. Appropriately, a jubilant balloon carpet will be inflated especially to mark the occasion.
The group has created around fifty temporary carpets since their outset, in diverse settings such as deserts and galleries, from everyday objects such as pasta, plastic cutlery or pegs. Almost all of these works will grace the floor of MU for this show, along with a couple of new pieces too. Their practice has been described as ‘contemporary archaeology’ for its elevation of insignificant objects into an orderly, appealing work of art. The delicate nature of many of the works means that a series of specially constructed corridors and a pulpit will allow visitors a safe view of the carpets without ever having to kneel down.
See more past works from the collective here