Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A look back to MAD's Second Lives symposium

The Museum of Arts and Design hosted Second Lives Symposium in February 2009. The symposium covered a wide range of topics including the intersection of art, craft and DIY. Another topic was the shift from artists using one primary medium, to embracing many materials, from plastic, glass and fabric, as well as traditional canvas.

The section of the Symposium which resonated most with RePlayGround was the Second Lives discussion. The talk focused on finding artistic and functional uses for trashed items, which is dear to our hearts! Independent curator Steven Skov calls attention to artists who work in the medium of reused materials, and you can view his MAD presentation here.

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