Faye Driscoll, Natalie Jeremijenko, Meredith Monk, Miriam Simun & Elaine Tin Nyo in Jake Yuzna-curated “NYC Makers” at the Museum of Art & Design in New York

Jul 01 2014 - Oct 12 2014


Museum of Art & Design (MAD)
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY




Visual Arts

Faye Driscoll, Natalie Jeremijenko, Meredith Monk, Miriam Simun & Elaine Tin Nyo participate in the Jake Yuzna-curated exhibition NYC Makers at the Museum of Art & Design in New York.

In July 2014, the Museum of Arts and Design will inaugurate NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, an exhibition that spotlights the creative communities thriving across the five boroughs today. The first exhibition to be organized under the leadership of MAD’s new Director Glenn Adamson, NYC Makers will showcase the work of approximately 100 makers—highly inventive artisans, artists and designers who create objects or environments through exquisite workmanship and skill. Exemplifying the Museum’s ongoing commitment to craftsmanship across all creative fields, the exhibition will serve as a platform not only for makers who typically display their work in a museum setting, but also those who operate behind the scenes.

The 21st-century maker has flattened traditional hierarchies and escaped rigid categories of production through post-disciplinary practices and the innovative application of skill and technique. NYC Makers presents a sweeping cross-section of the cultural production of these inventive individuals, living and working within a single city. Makers will be nominated by a pool of over 300  New York City–based cultural leaders and civic figures from a range of trades and disciplines, including museum curators, choreographers, academics, chefs, musicians and journalists, with final participants selected by a jury led by Adamson and exhibition curator Jake Yuzna. From world-renowned cultural leaders to emergent enfants terriblesevery maker selected will demonstrate the highest level of skill in their respective field, whether by fabricating furniture or fashion; creating artworks, films and architecture; inventing new possibilities for food; or reshaping educational and social gatherings.

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