Artists, filmmakers and designers Metahaven presented the premiere of Eurasia (Questions on Happiness), a film installation jointly commissioned by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (ICA), and Sharjah Art Foundation.
Metahaven’s work encompasses the practices of filmmaking, writing, design, and installation, and is united conceptually by interests in poetry, storytelling, digital superstructures, and propaganda. Their moving image works manifest as immersive installations, and share an aesthetic logic with the collective’s design work in an attention to surface, texture, and the intelligent simplification of complex logics and visual forms.
On this occasion, the installation was extended to include a series of murals threaded through the institute's galleries and two hand-tufted rugs created especially by the versatile duo. nanimarquina acted as a partner in the realization of the pieces, advising at all times on technical aspects such as: technique, fibre and design details, as well as production.
This is not the first time that we have put ourselves at the service of an artistic project.
We have also created rugs to depict the original work of Miquel Barceló for the UN Dome of Human Rights in Geneva. We also reproduced the mosaic floor of the Palau de la Generalitat de Barcelona and created a huge Do-lo-Rez rug for a Ron Arad retrospective at the Pompidou Center in Paris.