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OUT OF STOCK Polly Apfelbaum
Happiness runs

Apfelbaum Cover

Polly Apfelbaum’s exhibition “Happiness Runs” at Belvedere 21 presents six spatial installations made of carpets, hand-woven in Mexico. In her art, the American artist plays with materials and colors — her works can be considered as reactions to art history and references to cultural artifacts, particularly to the abstract contrivances of classic modernism.

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  • Editor

    Stella Rollig

  • Preface

    Stella Rollig

  • Texts

    Patricia Grzonka, Johanna Hofer, Bob Nickas

  • Interview

    Kate McNamara with Polly Apfelbaum

  • Design

    Ivonne Stark

  • Language

    German/English

  • Details

    Hardcover, 26 × 20 cm, 174 pages, 87 ills. in color

  • ISBN

    978-3-903269-00-2

About the product

Polly Apfelbaum’s exhibition “Happiness Runs” at Belvedere 21 presents six spatial installations made of carpets, hand-woven in Mexico. In her art, the American artist plays with materials and colors — her works can be considered as reactions to art history and references to cultural artifacts, particularly to the abstract contrivances of classic modernism. With her carpets, which were produced in Oaxaca in Mexico, Apfelbaum’s artistic production reminds of fashion, design, applied art, painting and sculpture.

The works presented as part of “Happiness Runs” were originally developed for other contexts and exhibition projects, but they were then presented together in one location at Belvedere 21. The exhibition space remained entirely open for the show: visitors were invited to take off their shoes and wander along a continuous timeline. Thus, within the works, the level of meaning with regard to movement and time comes to the fore, whereby walking on the carpets can be considered a performative act.