Friday, October 2, 2015
Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans
I went with some colleagues to visit the Museum of Craft and Design the other day and we saw their current exhibition Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans. Spanning the era from post-World War Two to the present, it was a powerful show. One interesting thing to note was how veteran artists in the middle of the Twentieth Century almost never allowed themes of politics or war to directly enter their artwork, while in our own era they almost inevitably did. Of course such things are also a matter of curation, but still, it was interesting to observe. My favorite piece of all was the one you see a detail from above, by Jenn Hassin--the whole thing in (almost) its entirety is at the bottom of this post.
Warren Mackenzie, William Daley, Peter Voulkos
Jenn Hassin (again)