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The New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft

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My Heart is Unbreakable, 2007 Glass, Video, Mixed Media © Courtesy of the artist & ARKANSAS ART CENTER-MUSEUM OF ART
The New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft
Curated by: Fo Wilson

501 East 9th Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
April 13th, 2012 - August 5th, 2012
Opening: April 13th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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http://www.arkarts.com
COUNTRY:  
United States
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info@arkarts.com
PHONE:  
501 372 4000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 10-5; Sun 11-5 / Library Hours: Tue-Wed 10-3
TAGS:  
digital

DESCRIPTION

This exhibition explores the growing use of digital technologies as a means of expression in craft in the United States. Curator Fo Wilson selected approximately 30 innovative works by craft artists who use digital technologies, not to replace traditional workmanship of the hand, but to "materialize" and incorporate digital media in their work as a medium to be "exploited, manipulated and appropriated in creative ways." The internet, Smart phones and laptops are part of our daily lives and digital media is an important part of today's material culture. New and interesting questions about what craft is and what it can be arise from considering those questions and through the examination of the work in "The New Materiality."