Ethnicity transferred to carpets

With a series of expressive photographs transferred to carpet canvases, Danish–Philippine artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen has succeeded in creating a thought-provoking work of art. The carpets are created in cooperation with the Danish carpet manufacturer ege carpets for the Socle du Monde biennial at the Danish Museum of Contemporary Art - HEART. 

Multicultural impulses on carpets
In her works, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen often uses her own multi-cultural background as her point of departure. For the biennial at HEART, she has worked together with a team of people of varying ethnic origins. Through make-up and costume, these people have been transformed into new ethnicities. As a finishing touch, photographs of the participants in disguise were transferred to impressive carpets by ege.

A fruitful collaboration
The collaboration between the arts and the business community is a unique and distinctive trait of the Socle du Monde biennial at HEART.

“Cooperation between passionate and creative people like Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen on designing and producing carpets allows us to find new possibilities for our carpets. We aim to be at the forefront on the market, and we regard our working relationship with the arts as valuable inspiration, which helps us to create groundbreaking design”, ege’s Managing Director Svend Aage Færch Nielsen explains.

From Conran & Partners to Christian Lacroix
ege carpets is continuously on the search for new ways to approach carpet production, for example trough input from the arts. Over the years, the company has cooperated with numerous artists and designers from all over the world on designing carpets, among others Michael Kvium, Robert Jacobsen, Monica Ritterband, Conran & Partners, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix and Marco Piva.

“Our repeated participation in Socle du Monde represents a natural extension of our collaboration with the arts. Every new cooperation with an artist leaves behind valuable impressions and ideas in the company”, Svend Aage Færch Nielsen adds.

The works of art are presented at Heart in Herning from the 6th of November 2010 to the 13th of March 2011.

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