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NYC Makers The MAD Biennial – Opening

On Monday night we enjoyed celebrating the opening of NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial at the Museum of Arts and Design. The exhibition is now open to the public and will be on view until October 12th, 2014.

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Photo by Gulshan Kirat for MAD Museum

Our exhibition environment entitled Castscape is located in the northeast gallery on the 5th floor of the museum, and serves as a display for a variety of artists and artisans including Jeff Zimmerman, Raul De Nieves, papabubble New York, Aranda\Lasch, and H E I D I L E E.

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Photo by Gulshan Kirat for MAD Museum

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Photo by Gulshan Kirat for MAD Museum

For more information about the exhibition and its concurrent public programming, please visit NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial’s exhibition page. To learn more about the process of making Castscape, please visit here.

NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial – Installation

This week we installed the exhibition environment for NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, an exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design that spotlights creative communities thriving across the five boroughs.  The concrete canvas structures will serve as a means to display a diversity of works of the 100 artisans, artists, and designers featured in the NYC Makers Biennial.

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Spatial constraints required us to move the environment onto the site in 12 pieces, which were then assembled to form 6 units.  Together they create a continuous and fluid landscape that will hold each object in a unique and custom-tailored location.

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The gallery exhibition will be accompanied by a series of public programs that will allow visitors to attend events related to acts of making in New York City. Programs include natural textile dyeing workshops, presentations of rare and never before seen 35mm films and discussions on the integral role of artists, designers, and artisans in our community. A complete calendar of events is available here.

NYC Makers opens at the Museum of Arts and Design on July 1st and will run until October 12th, 2014. For more information about the exhibition visit the museum’s website.

NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial – Fabrication Preview

We are currently fabricating a concrete canvas installation we designed for NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial at the Museum of Arts and Design. The exhibition will open on July 1st and will showcase the work of 100 NYC based makers, from furniture designers to pyrotechnists and candy manufacturers.

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Photo by Patrick Mandeville.

Canvas impregnated with dry concrete is draped over wooden armatures to create the desired form, and is then hosed down to fix the fabric in place.

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Photo by Patrick Mandeville.

The resulting installation of surfaces will organically wrap around the exhibition space and support the exhibition objects. This atypical application of an industrial canvas material contributes both conceptually and aesthetically to the exhibition’s focus on local making practices in design and manufacturing.

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Photo by Patrick Mandeville.

To learn more about the exhibition, visit The Museum of Art and Design’s exhibition website.

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