THE ARTIST PROJECT: Sheila Pepe on European Armor
"I'm looking for, even in the hardest edges, a craftsman's relationship to the object that they're making." In many ways, the sturdy metal and violent edges in the Metropolitan’s European armor are the antithesis of Sheila Pepe’s ephemeral yarn installations. Here, the American artist explains her lifelong obsession with the fantasy, gender identity and artistic design of armor. This video was produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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