The exhibition Crochet Coral Reef: By Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring is on display at two venues this fall: La Biennale di Venezia; more commonly known as the Venice Biennale; and Lehigh University Art Galleries.
Born on the coffee table of Australian twin sisters Christine and Margaret Wertheim, the Crochet Coral Reef has grown to become one of the largest community art projects in the world. A unique nexus of art, science, geometry and environmental activism, the Reef is an ever-evolving archipelago of woolen installations emulating the naturally occurring hyperbolic structures of coral reefs through the process of crochet. The project has engaged a worldwide community of makers, spawning satellite reefs in Chicago, New York, London, Melbourne, Abu Dhabi, Capetown, and other locations. Visitors to the Lehigh University Art Galleries exhibition will have the opportunity to experiment with hands-on hyperbolic construction, and to contribute to the Lehigh University Satellite Reef. For more information on the Crochet Coral Reef at La Biennale di Venezia follow the link in the sidebar.