SOME OF THE WORLD'S MOST NOTABLE ARTISTS
Henzel Studio Collaborations, is an exclusive collection of limited edition art rugs realized in close collaboration with some of the world’s most notable contemporary artists. The program was conceived with no regard to the past state of art and design. Contrary to common associations to rugs — an object that inherently possesses a strong sense of history and references to defined artistic and aesthetic movements — the purpose of this project is to provide a new and extraordinary channel for art to be made available through an alternate medium. Via a curated lens, a new context is shaped to reflect diverse dynamics of contemporary art and design. The inclusion of the participating artists in this program was, in part, inspired by Calle Henzel’s independent voice and stature in the world of art and design. Each artist was invited and selected to synergize with the next, gravitating toward artists that have each established their own rules in the art world, either by practice or by status. The result is a curation that, when combined, offers an eclectic, aesthetically broad and authentic grouping, with an overall common denominator of openness to the crossdisciplinary practice at hand, which can also be traced in the artists’ body of work. The artists are all groundbreaking and leading forces within their respective fields and media, ranging from sculpture, drawing, collage, photography, installations, reliefs and video art. Their mark has not only been honored and highlighted at leading galleries and institutions worldwide, but also widely documented and manifested as a mirror of cultural movements.
Artists (A-Z list)
Tim Noble & Sue Webster
Tom of Finland
Jake & Dinos Chapman
Image: Henzel Studio Exhibition at Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, in parallel with RETNA: Dovetail Mortises & La Peluca Grande. Lawrence Weiner, From Before and After, 2018 (in-situ) (floor)