Gallery: Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Artist(s): Angel Vergara
Opening / Event Date: 18 Nov, 2023
Closing / End Date: 16 Mar, 2024
Nearly three decades since the passing of Alighiero Boetti, who counts among the greatest voices in the history of art of the 20th century, MASSIMODECARLO is delighted to announce a group exhibition dedicated to one of Boetti’s most cherished artistic mediums: textile.
In an extraordinary convergence, Thread Routes displays the artistic visions of Alighiero Boetti, Alvaro Barrington, Zoe Buckman, Christina Forrer, Sonia Gomes, Jessie Homer French, Kim Sooja, Piotr Uklanski, and Pae White, fostering an “impossible” dialogue that defies the confines of time, space, and artistic styles. Textile emerges as the centrepiece, embodying the power of connection. It serves as both subject and object, unravelling the narratives, traditions, and personal stories of each artist. At the intersection of cultures, practices, and philosophies, Thread Routes pays homage to the timeless tradition of textiles, inviting contemplation on the threads that have woven our collective identity.
Through the intricate interplay of every weave and thread, the art of textiles transcends its material form and becomes a gateway, preserving the echoes of history and encapsulating the very essence of time and space. Rooted in this ancient craft, interwoven with delicate knots and bound by resilient threads, Thread Routes unfurls a tapestry of artistic expression.