The exhibition
Rugs and carpets have defined the character of space since animal skins began to warm and adorn cave dwellings; the earliest known Persian rugs are nearly 2500 years old. Given this long history—entwined with religion, culture, and nature—it is not surprising that artists continue to find potential in the form of the rug. While many artists take a formal approach to the subject matter, others engage in cultural critique. It is this perspective that most interests us, when artists from around the globe take on the appropriation of cultural, racial, and gender roles and stereotypes within the framework of a decorative object turned art object.

Artists included
Nevin Aladağ (Turkey/Germany); Azra Aksamija (Bosnia/Austria); Ali Cha’aban (Lebanese/Kuwait); Sonya Clark (United States); Liselot Cobelens (Netherlands) ;Nicholas Galanin (United States); Johannah Herr (United States); Oksana Levchenya (Ukraine); Noelle Mason (United States); Wendy Plomp (Netherlands); Stéphanie Saadé (Lebanon/France/Netherlands); Slavs and Tatars (Germany); Andrea Zittel (United States)

Museum of Craft and Design San Francisco, California

c2, a curatorial partnership between Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox, develops exhibitions of international, cross-media contemporary art and design that explore current issues in culture.

4000 square feet approximately
14 floor and wall mounted works


$25,000 for 15 weeks: additional weeks pro-rated: transportation costs TBD and shared

Winter/Spring Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, California
Summer 2025 Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Fall 2025 Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Spring 2026 Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
Summer 2026 AVAILABLE


Ariel Zaccheo, curator 415.773.0303 ext 309
JoAnn Edwards, executive director 415.773.0303
Ginger Duggan, c2 curator 407.227.2565
Judy Fox, c2 curator 617.640.4037

For full prospectus

Image: Johannah Herr, War Rug III (El Paso), 2020

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