Guest curated by former ID Magazine editor Steven Skov Holt and art historian Mara Holt Skov, Manufactured explores how artists and designers are using labor-intensive craft practices to craft new work from mass-produced objects and materials. Taking manufactured products apart and reconfiguring them in ways never previously seen, the artists in this exhibition are creating a new category of objects that operate between art, craft and design. With works as diverse as Cat Chow’s Bonded, a dress made from one continuous zipper and Jason Rogenes’ towers crafted from polystyrene, ManufA(R)actured examines issues such as overabundance, appropriation, reuse, and the relationship between the uniquely handmade and the uniformly mass-produced. Artists: Hrafnhildur ArnardA(3)ttir, Boris Bally, Harriete Estel Berman, Boym Partners, Jerry Bleem, Cat Chow, Sonya Clark, Mitra Fabian, Livia Marin, RA(C)gis Mayot, Jason Rogenes, Devorah Sperber, Laura Splan, Marcel Wanders, Dominic Wilcox. Work by Harriete Estel Berman and Boris Bally is available for purchase in The Gallery. When: August 28, 2008 — January 4, 2009.
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