Paris' Museum of Modern Art (MaM) is putting textiles in the spotlight with this new exhibition, Decorum, featuring over 100 rugs and tapestries created by modern and contemporary artists from the world over. The thematic show explores a medium that was long considered a minor art form in the realm of women or craftsmen, with works that combine art and design - and are in some ways at the forefront of abstraction and installation art - from big names in the modern art world such as Louise Bourgeois, Picasso and Francis Bacon, as well as contemporary artists such as Pae White and Mike Kelley, alongside anonymous works from different periods and countries including Turkey, Iran and Morocco. The tapestries and rugs on display range from decorative pieces with geometric or patterned motifs that are both functional and esthetic, right through to sculptural works that occupy space and are essentially 3D, woven sculptures.
11th October - 9th February 2014
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm (Late closing: Thursday until 10pm)
11 avenue du Président Wilson