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$ 9,200

COV19, tapestry, wall-piece, wallart

Customization Options The artist can work on bespoke pieces. All her work can be re-created in a similar way, on a different rug, in various dimensions and a wide variety of styles.
Documentation Signed
Origin Austria
Period New
Materials overpainted, salvaged, machine-woven oriental style rug
W. 138.58 in; H. 98.82 in;
W. 352 cm; H. 251 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 2021
Description An exceptionally large and timely tapestry: Noémi Kiss’s latest artwork COVID19 is a reaction to our current crisis and climate. She overlays an old salvaged rug with a facemask. The rug becomes the symbol of our existence in the crisis: confined to our homes, where we have to find well-being. The rug is a synonym for comfort and coziness, the mask on the other hand suggests the danger floating around us in the air. A timely piece of art, reacting to our covid19 times.

Laborious woven or knotted by hand, oriental rugs tell stories, interwoven in the piece. The ornaments have strong meanings. A rug can be for decorative furnishing, a symbol for paradise, and a place holder for prayer. The artist uses this strong symbolism and marries it with the interventions of her choice, like cutting, overpainting, or gilding.

During its lifetime a rug is traded, bought, possibly resold, used over decades by various people, layering the piece with another history of usage. Foot worn carpets are witnesses of their past. One cannot simply copy them. Wear and tear, the 'Design of Time' of the rug are the basis for the artwork. Here the aesthetics are to be understood as a state of the art that cannot be produced intentionally. Such surfaces develop slowly and on their own -  through human interaction and use. Noemi is a material fetishist and let’s collide the grown with the made. She loads banal substances and materials that feel distant to art with a new meaning. The piece is an art-piece from a body of work, where the artist deliberately uses old, worn-out, sometimes damaged rugs. This is her concept. The design of time is visible.
Styles / Movements Collectible Design, Contemporary, Modern
Patterns Contemporary/Modern, Handmade
Incollect Reference Number 436504
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