The Afghan Carpet Project
Lisa Anne Auerbach, Liz Craft, Meg Cranston, Francesca Gabbiani, Jennifer Guidi, Toba Khedoori
For The Afghan Carpet Project, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles invited six artists, including Jennifer Guidi, to travel to Afghanistan to learn about the history and process of hand-weaving carpets and then to create designs to be produced by Afghan weavers. The project was initiated by the nonprofit organization AfghanMade, along with carpet producer Christopher Farr, Inc., with proceeds benefiting Arzu Studio Hope. This video provides an account of the project, including interviews with the participating artists and footage from their trip to Kabul and Bamiyan in March 2014, as well as views of the resulting carpets displayed at the Hammer Museum.
Still from “The Afghan Carpet Project”
Live auction: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Online auction: November 12–December 7, 2018
Exhibition: December 1–7, 2018
Moore Building, Miami
Bono, the driving force behind (RED), invited artist Theaster Gates and architect Sir David Adjaye to cocurate a selection of contemporary art and design that will be auctioned by Sotheby’s on December 5, 2018, during Art Basel in Miami Beach and Design Miami/ 2018. Gagosian will present a preview exhibition of the works at the famed Moore Building in Miami, which will open on World AIDS Day, December 1.
Artists donating works include Ai Weiwei, Christo, Rachel Feinstein, Teresita Fernández, Frank Gehry, Jennifer Guidi, Sir Jony Ive and Marc Newson, Jeff Koons, Guillermo Kuitca, Marilyn Minter, Wangechi Mutu, Jenny Saville, and Sean Scully; Adjaye and Gates will also contribute unique pieces.
Proceeds from this year’s auction will support community-based programs in Africa through the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, while also providing assistance to fight HIV through community-strengthening programs in Chicago with Theaster Gates’s Rebuild Foundation. For additional information, please contact Lidia Andich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theaster Gates, Bono, and David Adjaye. Photo: Rankin
Jennifer Guidi has donated an artwork to the 2018 Baby2Baby Gala silent auction, taking place November 10. Baby2Baby provides low-income children ages 0–12 years with diapers, clothing, and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. The organization will serve more than 180,000 children in Los Angeles this year and hundreds of thousands more across the country through the Baby2Baby National Network.
Jennifer Guidi, By the Sea (Black-Red Mountain, Purple-Pink Sky), 2017 © Jennifer Guidi