Intertwingled: The Role of the Rug in the Arts, Crafts and Design

The word intertwingled was coined in 1960 by the American sociologist and philosopher Ted Nelson to define the complexity of the interconnections in the field of knowledge, made up of myriad cross-relationships. Embracing this vision, this title – published to mark the exhibition of the same name – offers a fascinating, open, and disruptive interpretation of the interconnected world in which we live through rugs and tapestries in art, craft and design.

Intertwingled started as an original project to explore, through the artworks and the objects in the context of the exhibition and the museum, rugs and tapestries in different fields: art, craft, design. The book continues this exploration, expanding it in different directions, projecting the rug into more conceptual realms, establishing new relationships with ideas such as nomadism, real estate, visible and invisible networks, hypertext, decentralised power, non-linear narratives, and the inherent power in the concept of unity.

The exhibition is curated by Martí Guixé and Inga Knölke at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome.

160 pages
paperback, colour illustrations


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