March 18, 2008

The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef

Exhibit at the World Financial Center Winter Garden
"Crochet Coral and Anemone Garden" with sea slug
by Marianne Midelburg.
Photos by Alyssa Gorelick

Monday, April 7 - Sunday, August 31
7 am - 11 pm daily
World Financial Center Winter Garden (beside staircase)

Curated by
Margaret and Christine Wertheim
Institute For Figuring

Bursting forth in a colorful, crocheted panoply of loopy "kelps", curlicue "corals," and fringy "anemones," this wooly homage to Earth's endangered coral reefs is a beautiful marriage of traditional arts & crafts and hyperbolic geometry. This exhibition, featuring The Toxic Reef, New York Reef, and Chicago Reef, raises awareness about these disappearing marine treasures.

Visit the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef at New York University's Window on Broadway, located at Broadway and East 20th Street, April 5 - May 18.

Support provided by the New York Institute for the Humanities, the Humanities Initiative and the Sustainability Task Force of New York University. The New York Reef has been made under the auspices of the New York Crochet Guild and the Harlem Knitting Circle. The Crochet Reef Project has been funded in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Please note that the Winter Garden may be closed to the public for private events.

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