Six artistic positions conceptually explore the richly faceted medium’s cultural heritage, colonial history, and material
technique. The exhibition unfurls throughout the historic building,
including in the grounds and permanent exhibition.
The explorative and subjective nature of cartography serves as a
meta-phoric guide for the exhibition, likening carpets to maps: their
formation of individual lines or threads coalesce to transpose, carry
and communicate information. Carpets are mobile commodities that bear traces of use, damage and repair, traversing value, time and geography.
The exhibition ”Carpet Mapping“ does not aim to trace the entire
landscape of carpets in art and cultural history. Rather, the constellation of art works embraces the subjectivity of representation, weaving
axis lines between contemporary artistic positions that expand carpets’
physical frames and planes to explore personal, historical, and