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Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century

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Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century

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I visited New Museum located @ 235 Bowery in NYC for an exhibit called “Unmonumental” – on Thursday nights you can avoid the $12 admission fee (free Thursdays!). There were a few interesting exhibits made from mostly “found” and urban objects, I liked the lock picks, button mattress, free speech zone fencing and the burning candle sculpture. “Unmonumental” will be there until March 30, 2008.

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“Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century” is the first exhibition in the “Unmonumental” cycle, and explores the reinvention of sculptural assemblage. Using found, fragmented, and discarded materials, the works of the artists on view make a case for modesty, informality, and improvisation.

More information @ New Museum & some photos – Link.

Editor’s note: Mobile post sponsored by Windows Mobile. Only the links and voice that appear in the mobile post box (below) are part of the campaign on MAKE – pt.

2 thoughts on “Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century

  1. a nonny mouse says:

    That first picture reminded me of the unspeakably Orwellian carving over the front entrance of the Worcester, MA, courthouse, which claims that “Obedience to Law is Liberty”.

    War is Peace
    Freedom is Slavery
    Ignorance is Strength

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