Heimo ZobernigThe Interior and The Carpet. Equator Production
Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, USA
designLAb celebrates Westweek with new galleries and art and design exhibits with a public reception on Wednesday, March 22 from 5:00 – 9:30 PM. Exhibitions are on view in Pacific Design Center’s Blue Building Lobby and Second Floor with happy hour (cash bar) at Red Seven, located on the first floor of the Green Building.
designLAb pays special tribute to The Interior and The Carpet at VAROLA, Suite B256, an exhibition of carpets produced by publisher, Petra Grunert Singh, Equator Production that includes carpets by 15 internationally renowned 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 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.