Martí Guixé, Inga Knölke
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, Intertwingled. The Role of the Rug in Arts, Crafts and Design – published to mark the exhibition of the same name curated by Martí Guixé and Inga Knölke at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome – offers a fascinating, open, and disruptive interpretation of the interconnected world in which we live. 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, decentralized power, non-linear narratives, and the inherent power in the concept of unity.
With texts by Cristiana Collu, Martí Guixé, Inga Knölke, Cornelia Lauf, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Oliver Vogt.