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  • We acquired this object.

2017

  • Work on this object began.

2019

Study Santa Cruz River I, 2017

It was designed by Alexandra Kehayoglou. It is dated 2017. Its medium is carpet.


Focusing on the ways changing land use affects geography, Alexandra Kehayoglou weaves monumental landscapes out of wool. She begins with drone photography, site analysis, and sketching, then utilizes discarded threads from her family’s textile factory, which she dyes and weaves upon vertical frames. This carpet depicts Argentina’s last free-flowing wild river, where planned hydroelectric dams may change the ecosystem irrevocably.

It is credited Courtesy of Alexandra Kehayoglou, originally commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria.

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