Tang seeks public help for art project

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Photo by Azra Haqqie

Coral reef crochet workshop at the Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands. Photo courtesy of VAM and the Institute For Figureing.

Courtesy: Tang

The public is invited by the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College to contribute to the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, a community-created coral reef made from hundreds of crocheted specimens.

It will be on view at the beginning of next year as part of the exhibition “Radical Fiber: Threads Connecting Art and Science”.

Anyone can participate by crocheting structures with coral-like ruffles that represent hyperbolic geometry, a field of mathematics. The exhibit is part of the global Crochet Coral Reef project, which draws on the historical links, particularly in the United States, between fiber practice and community building.

The Crochet Coral Reef project was started by sisters Christine Wertheim and Margaret Wertheim from the Institute For Figuring in Los Angeles. More than 10,000 people around the world took part in building 40 local satellite reefs around the world.

Those interested can download the How to Crochet Hyperbolic Corals PDF brochure, which contains patterns for various corals.

The Tang Museum offers monthly workshops on Tuesdays, February 9, March 16, April 13, and May 4 at 7:00 p.m. Weekly drop-in sessions take place Wednesdays February 10 through May 11 with Radical Fiber curator Rebecca McNamara.

To register for the free workshops run through Zoom, go to http://tang.skidmore.edu.
For more information send an email to: tang@skidmore.edu.

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