RUG LIFE

ORGANIZER AND DATES
Museum of Craft and Design 
San Francisco, California
December 14, 2024—April 20, 2025

TOUR
May-September 2025 AVAILABLE
October 2025-January 2026 Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota
January-April 2026 Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York [pending]
May-September 2026 Knoxville Museum of Art, TN [pending]

DESCRIPTION
Rugs and carpets have defined the character of space since animal skins began to warm and adorn cave dwellings. 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. Many artists engage in cultural critique appropriating cultural, racial, and gender roles and stereotypes within the framework of a decorative object turned art object.

INVITED ARTISTS
Ai Weiwei, Nevin Aladağ, Andrius Arutiunian, Azra Aksamija, Ali Cha’aban, Sonya Clark, Nicholas Galanin, Oksana Levchenya, Noelle Mason, Christien Meindertsma, Wendy Plomp, Stéphanie Saadé, Andrea Zittel

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT

Ariel Zaccheo, curator 
azaccheo@sfmcd.org 415.773.0303 ext 309
JoAnn Edwards, executive director
jedwards@sfmcd.org 415.773.0303
Ginger Duggan, c2-curator  
ginger@curatorsquared.com 407.227.2565
Judy Fox, c2-curator
judy@curatorsquared.com 617.640.4037