What is a flying carpet if not a metaphor for writing, music, war, wandering and travelling, nomadism, dreaming—all the journeys that manage to take us far away from the world? It is nonetheless and first of all a metaphor for carpets themselves and for their ability to transform surface into movement and movement into surface. Between past and present, Oriental and Western worlds, ornament and abstraction, carpets travel through times, cultures and trends—they can be found in Renaissance paintings, contemporary installations or even films, until they turn exhibition spaces themselves into travelling and transformation places.
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