Second Lives


metaljacket The Museum of Arts and Design has a show up through February 15th called Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary.  The exhibit, which features work from 50 artists, includes recycling in its highest form: artistic and funcional.  Well, some of it anyway, from what I can tell based on this Brooklyn Based weekly listserv (forwarded to me by my friend, Jennie, whom I will be hitting up to accompany me to the show to see for ourselves.  We had a great time checking out quilts and little creatures made from old bottle caps at the American Folk Art Museum last week.  New Yorkers are advised to check it out.  Disregard what I said about it costing $15 in the original post, the show is in fact free).

Despite the tip source, MAD is located in Manhattan.  I ripped this photo from their Web site.  It depicts a piece called Metal Jacket crafted by Korean-born artist Do Ho Suh entirely out of dog tags.  Even in this tiny picture, the jacket looks very powerful.  Also featured on the MAD site are a flock of butterflies molded out of old records (I’m a sucker for things made out of vinyl, it always looks so cool) and a flowing white gown made out of latex gloves.  More to come once I’ve had a chance to see all this upcycling for myself.

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8 Responses to “Second Lives”

  1. jennie Says:

    i’m ready when you are!

  2. Ruby Re-Usable Says:

    Looking forward to your first-hand review of this show! Read what Roberta Smith of the NY Times and Sara at Art Fire News, as well as moi, had to say about this show HERE

    ps I have seen the Do Ho Suh jacket, those are not recycled dog tags, those are pieces of metal that have been fabricated to simulate dog tags, the pieces that I saw at the Seattle Art Museum by him were stunning!

  3. everydaytrash Says:

    Yay, Jennie. Can’t wait.

    Ruby, thanks for the link. I’ve been loving your blog lately, so many great trash art posts. I’m bummed the jacket isn’t actually recycled though a little relieved no one died to make it and still stuck by the concept.

  4. esther Says:

    Great jacket! Hop! I’m off to see the sites, thanx for the tip!!

  5. everydaytrash Says:

    Are you in New York?

  6. esther Says:

    eh…are you talking to me? if that’s the case, no I ment I’m off to the WEB sites, hihi! I’m still in France!!

  7. everydaytrash Says:

    Ah, I thought for a sec you were planning an NYC trash museum vacation!

  8. esther Says:

    I wish!!!!

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