Correlation Drawing / Drawing Correlations: A Five Borough Reconnaissance Soil Survey
Property of Two Gentlemen
Burn Burn Burn
in conjunction with the Museum of Arts and Design exhibit,
Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design
The International Sculpture Center, in collaboration with the Museum of Arts and Design, invite you to join us for a panel discussion exploring the artistic potential of dust, ashes, and dirt. The conversation will include a multi-disciplinary group of specialists ranging from cleaning product designers to soil scientists and artists who utilize the "patina" of urban cities as their medium.
June 9, 2012, 3:00pm-8:00pm
Admission: $15 (museum admission & reception)
Student Admission: $10 (Must show ID at event)
MAD has explored the intersection of traditional or unusual materials and techniques as viewed through the lens of contemporary art and design in a series of exhibitions that include Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting; Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary; Slash: Paper Under the Knife; Dead or Alive: Nature Becomes Art; and Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities.
The next investigation into unusual mediums features an international group of artists whose major materials are dust, ashes, dirt, and sand. Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design will highlight works that deal with issues such as the ephemeral nature of art and life, the quality and content of memory, issues of loss and disintegration, and the detritus of human existence. Sculptures made from ash by Chinese artist Zhang Huan, life-size sculptures of unfired dirt by American artist James Croak, and works created from city smog by American artist Kim Abeles, among others, illustrate the transformative potential of humble, overlooked, and discarded materials.
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