Maybug (June), 2018
Handwoven Flatweave Wool Rug
120 x 180 cm
Edition of 13
Available in Two Colourways
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About the Artwork:
A new limited edition hand woven flatweave wool rug by German artist Silke Otto–Knapp exclusively for House of Voltaire. In this, the artists first wool rug edition, Otto–Knapp responds to a journal of poetry Kurt Schwitters published in 1931 in Hanover.
Working with master craftspeople, using only the finest wools, Otto–Knapp’s artwork has been translated by hand–tufting and hand–knotting with a meticulous attention to detail.
The edition is available in two colourways.
About the Artist:
Silke Otto–Knapp (b. 1970, Osnabrück, Germany) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Solo exhibitions include What are the directions on a map?, Galerie Buchholz, Germany (2020); In the waiting room, The Renaissance Society, Chicago (2020); Land and Sea, Regen Projects, Los Angeles (2019); Violets, Taka Ishii, Tokyo, Japan (2019); Sverre Bjertnæs, Galleri Ismene, Trodheim, Norway (2019); Regen Projects, Los Angeles (2017); Taylor Macklin, Zurich (2017); Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis (2017); Monotones, Mary Boone, in collaboration with Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York (2017); Seascapes, Greengrassi, London (2016). Group exhibitions include Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Canada; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Germany; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Tate Britain, London; Chelsea Art Museum, New York; Montehermoso Cultural Center, Spain; The 9th Istanbul Biennial; and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
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