Commission for the National Museum of Contemporary in Athens (EMST)

ART RUG PROJECTS
Hadassah Emmerich
Commission for the National Museum of Contemporary in Athens (EMST)

The collaboration with Hadassah Emmerich and Art Rug Projects was a commission by the National Museum of Contemporary in Athens (EMST), as part of the museum’s exhibitions cycle What If Women Ruled The World?
The three Art Rugs, Elora, Gordana, Ottilie, have been installed at the museum’s educational space, alongside the artist’s colourful murals. The rugs are handmade, hand tufted, with wool and bamboo silk and the production took 4 months. Each rug has an assymmentrical shape, numerous different colors and hues, and 2 different pile heights.

Hadassah’s works intricately weave stylised representations of exotic fruit, body parts and and vegetal elements. Her practice reflects an immersive and visceral exploration of the body and identity, navigating the realms of the sensory and the sensual while delving into the commodification of desire, the erotic and the exotic. Referring to the visual language of advertising and Pop art, she creates images that examine the aestheticisation of the female body. She depicts the paradox of simultaneous attraction and repulsion, intimacy and cool detachment, seduction and critique.

ART RUGS
Hadassah Emmerich – Elora

Hadassah Emmerich – Elora

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Hadassah Emmerich – Gordana

Hadassah Emmerich – Gordana

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Hadassah Emmerich – Ottilie

Hadassah Emmerich – Ottilie

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