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Paris Exhibit Showcases Unusual Medium: Wool

Glance quickly at some of the items on display at La Maison du Danemark and you might think you just saw a gun, a pair of high heels, a set of dice. Look closer, though, and you’ll see that the works are made of an unlikely material: everything is wool.

At the “Stitches: The Art of Wool” show at La Maison (142, avenue des Champs-Elysées; www.maisondudanemark.dk), which runs through Nov. 20, playful knit sculptures and crocheted installations use this unusual medium to witty and provocative ends. Christel Nygaard Pedersen, the show’s curator, selected “pieces that would show the diversity in this new artistic praxis.” She cites both the craft’s “painterly qualities” and the sculptural techniques, in which “wool is molded as if it had been clay.”

The colorful pieces not only riff on form, they also examine hot-button topics in a way that is lighthearted yet meaningful. A series titled “Feminine Weapons” — comprised of knit rolling pins, high heels and razors in pink and pistachio hues — addresses gender tropes. The Danish artist Hanne G.’s ensemble of crocheted hand grenades, rifles and guns neuter the danger of these weapons, while paradoxically drawing attention to their violent uses. Art Orienté Objet, a French duo, knitted a sculpted deer head, wall-mounted like actual taxidermy.

Elsewhere, picturesque wool-rendered landscapes are, in fact, revamped Google Earth images, knitted by Collectif France Tricot, an art group that has been especially active in extracting knitting from its cozy domesticity, implementing bold and imaginative “urban interventions” throughout Paris, using stitching as an alternative form of graffiti. “We knit something funny or with a message and we sew it on a tree or a pole,” said Caroline Vallognes, a collective member. In the street, as in the gallery: it is certainly a spirited art form.
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