AAM 2012 – Minneapolis, Day 3, Tuesday (Exhibiting Design Tragedy????)
Today I’m taking a break from serious session reporting. (Although, I’ll circle back ’round to report out a session on museums of social conscience tomorrow.)
The NAME (National Association for Museum Exhibition) luncheon is always a chance to see old exhibit friends and meet new. The event started in the more typical beginnings – food, chit-chat, etc. and ended in a group exercise driven by an artist/fellow from the Franconia Sculpture Park, about an hour from the Twin Cities.
Check out the work at the Franconia Sculpture Park, if you get a chance.
After hearing about the sculpture making, programs for artist and kids, the NAME contingency was given its group marching orders. Build a poetically driven sculpture with 50+ artists in about 20 minutes with lathe and tape. A feat for any group, let alone control freak exhibit designers.
The resulting effort appeared as such, below. It’s amazing any of us keep our jobs and clients after this effort…