Exhibitions

CURRENT:

EXPLODE EVERY DAY: An Inquiry into the Phenomenon of Wonder
@ MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
May 28, 2016 – February 28, 2017

Crochet Coral Reef
@ the University of California, Santa Cruz
February 10 – May 6, 2017

PAST:

Crochet Coral Reef
@ Museum of Arts and Design, New York
September 15, 2016 – January 22, 2017

Night Begins the Day
@ the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
June 18 – Sept 20, 2015

Crochet Coral Reef
@ Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX
February 12 – April 26, 2015

Crochet Coral Reef
@ New York University Abu Dhabi Institute, UAE
September 28 – December 5, 2014

making space
@ Google Venice Offices, Los Angeles
October 2013 – February 2014

Science + Art Residency:  Being Formed
@ Institute For Figuring, Los Angeles
July – December, 2013

An Alternative Guide to the Universe
@ Hayward Gallery, London
June 11 – August 26, 2013

Out of Fashion
@ GL Holtegaard Museum, Copenhagen
April 2013 – Jan 2014

making space
@ Institute For Figuring, Los Angeles
December 15, 2012 – June 29, 2013

Physics on the Fringe
@ Institute For Figuring, Los Angeles
April 14 – November 10, 2012

Mosely Snowflake Sponge Exhibition
@ The USC Libraries
September 20, 2012 – January 30, 2013

Midden Project
@ The New Children's Museum, San Diego, CA
October 15, 2011 –September 15, 2013

The Logic Alphabet of Shea Zellweger
@ The Museum of Jurassic Technology
Opening reception March 3, 2007 – March 3, 2012

IFF
@ The Walker Art Center
April 24 – September 29, 2009

Inventing Kindergarten
@ Art Center College of Design, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery
October 13, 2006 – January 7, 2007

Hyperbolic Cactus Garden + Hyperbolic Kelp Garden
@ Fair Exhange, during the LA County Fair, Pomona Fairgrounds
September 8 – October 1, 2006

The Business Card Menger Sponge
@ Machine Project, Los Angeles
Los Angeles – August 26 – September 24, 2006

Crocheting the Hyperbolic Plane
@ Machine Project, Los Angeles
Los Angeles – July 2005

Philosophical Toys
@ Apex Art, New York
June/July 2005

Lithium Legs and Apocalyptic Photons
@ The Santa Monica Museum of Art
April 20 – June 9, 2002

 

Crochet Coral Reef Exhibitions

Hyperbolic: Reefs, Rubbish, and Reason
@ The Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
June 6 – August 21, 2011

Crochet Reef
@ The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC
October 16, 2010 – April 24, 2011

Crochet Reef
@ The Science Gallery, Dublin
March 20, 2010 – June 11, 2010

The IFF "Bleached Reef"
@ The National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt, NYC
May 14, 2010 – January 9, 2011

Crochet Cactus Garden
Jackson Hole, WY
June 26 – September 28, 2009

Crochet Reef
Scottsdale, AZ
April 11 – July 11, 2009

Crochet Reef Show
@ Track 16 in Los Angeles
Jan 10 – Feb 28, 2009

New York and Chicago Reefs
Staten Island
Sept 27 – Dec 20, 2008

UK Reef Tour
Autumn 2008

Plastic Exploding Inevitable Reef
San Francisco
Sept 7 – Oct 3, 2008

Crochet Reef Symposium
@ Southbank Center
Friday June 13, 2008

Crochet Reef
London
June 11 – August 17, 2008

Crochet Reef
New York
April 6 – May 18, 2008

The Crochet Cactus Garden
@ The Wignall Museum, Chaffey College
January 29 – March 1, 2008

The Crochet Cactus Garden
@ The David Weinberg Gallery
October 26 – December 29, 2007

The Crochet Coral Reef
@ The Chicago Cultural Center
October 13 – December 16, 2007

The Crochet Coral Reef
@ The Andy Warhol Museum
March 11 – June 17, 2007

THE ART AND CRAFT OF SAVING THE WORLD

Friday 13 June 2008, 10am-3pm

Southbank Center
(Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall)
Belvedere Road, London SE1-8XX

In association with the Crochet Reef exhibition at the Hayward Gallery and Royal Festival Hall, the Southbank Center is hosting a day-long symposium bringing together scientists, crafters and environmentalists.

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/visual-arts/productions/the-art-and-craft-of-saving-th-40619

This seminar is generously supported by a grant from the Crafts Council.

 

Ladies Silurian Reef - Orange Section (detail). Photo by Alyssa Gorelick

Join leading international craft specialists and environmental experts for a day of discussions and workshops exploring the relationships between craft and climate change, science and mathematics, inspired by the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef exhibition at The Hayward (11 June - 17 August 2008).

- Introduction by Jude Kelly, artistic director Southbank Centre.

- Keynote address by Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring.

- Panel discussion chaired by artist and curator Janis Jefferies and Dr. Marcus du Sautoy, one of the UK's leading scientists and celebrated mathematical author.

- Further speakers include: world-renowned underwater sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor; Rosy Greenlees, Crafts Council; Clare Twomby of Cape Farewell and Eden Project; Rachael Matthews of Cast Off; Inga Hamilton, fibre artist; Dr. Mark Miodownik, founder of the Materials Library; Bridget Nichols ecology writer and director of Pestival; and New York based mathematician Dr. Daina Taimina.

Tickets £20 Concessions: £10

To book tickets please call (UK) 0871 663 2598 Monday to Friday 9.30am-5.30pm

Full Symposium Schedule:


10.00 Jude Kelly: welcome to the Southbank Centre and introduction to symposium chairs.


10.10 Janis Jefferies and Marcus du Sautoy: opening remarks


10.20 Rosy Greenlees: welcome from the Craft Council, introduction to the Institute For Figuring and the Crochet Reef Project


10.30 Margaret and Christine Wertheim, co-directors of the Institute For Figuring, will give a Keynote address about the history and evolution of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, exploring the project's interweaving strands of mathematics, marine biology, ecological activism, feminine handicraft and collective feminist practice.


11.15 Panel discussion chaired by Janis Jefferies and Dr. Marcus Du Sautoy


Discussion points:

* Does art and craft have to a role to play in the fight against climate change and public understanding of science?
* How have scientists' theories and research on climate change influenced the work of contemporary artists and crafts people?
* What future potential is there to develop relationships between scienctific research and contemporary art and craft

Panel members:
Dr. Daina Taimina - Mathematician, Cornell University, and inventor of hyperbolic crochet
Bridget Nichols - Arts and Ecology Advisor to London Zoological Society
Clare Twomby - Cape Farewell applied artist in residence at Eden Project
Margaret Wertheim - Science writer and IFF Director
Dr. Christine Wertheim - Professor of Critical Studies, California Institute for the Arts, and IFF Co-Director
Jason Taylor - Artificial Reef Sculptor
Dr. Mark Miodownik - Founder of the Materials Library


Question and Answers from audience


12.00 – 1230 Dr. Daina Taimina and Inga Hamilton
Hyperbolic table challenges - activities combining mathematics and handiwork construction.
(audience encouraged to continue through lunch)


12.30 - 13.15 Lunch


Daina Taimina and Inga Hamilton update (tables to show what they have made/achieved)


13.15 – 13.45 Discussion with Rachel Matthews and Dr. Mark Miodownik


13.45 - 14.15 Discussion with Jason deCaires Taylor & coral reef expert


14.15- 14.30 Coral Reef table challenges led by CoralCay and Inga Hamilton


14.30 – 15.00 Conclusion from Chair and Q & A to afternoon speakers

15.00 - 17.00 Viewing the Crochet Reef exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery and Royal Festival Hall

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Hyperbolic Coral Crochet Reef is a Southbank Centre exhibition in partnership with The Crafts Council