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Over the course of four marathon days, the Los Angeles--based artist Fritz Haeg worked in the Hammer Museum with volunteers and visitors to crochet discarded textiles into the traveling Domestic Integrities rug. A display of edibles, medicinals, and herbals fresh from Haeg's Los Angeles garden, including offerings of produce and herbal tea infusions, were presented on the rug.
The rug of local textiles is a charged site for testing, performing, and presenting how we want to live. These spiral-stitched circular rugs gradually expand as they travel from city to city. The European edition traveled to Budapest, London, and Vienna before arriving at a yearlong installation at Pollinaria in Abruzzo, Italy. American editions started at Mildred's Lane in Pennsylvania and the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, coming to the Hammer from the Museum of Modern Art in New York, before continuing to the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
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