New York – Until October 2014, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is hosting NYC Makers: the MAD Biennial, showcasing 100 of the best works by the city’s creative communities.
The exhibition is the first under the museum’s new director Glenn Adamson and seeks to celebrate the skills of hand-made arts and reflect the city’s current maker-focused zeitgeist. In choosing which 100 artists to showcase, MAD looked specifically for ‘highly skilled’ individuals who apply an outstanding level of workmanship to the creation of objects or environments that shape our everyday lives’.
The exhibition attempts to promote the works of not just regular exhibitors but also those who work behind the scenes. There will also be an emphasis on the crafts in urban communities. The museum hopes that the biennale will continue to push the museum into more of a ‘laboratory’, supporting artists to challenge, create and innovate within the making field.
The biennale will include fashion shows, performances, social practice projects, demonstrations and culinary explorations.
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