Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
Time: July 20, 2012 at 5:30pm to October 27, 2012 at 5pm
Location: Society for Contemporary Craft
Street: 2100 Smallman St # 1B
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Website or Map: http://www.contemporarycraft.…
Phone: (412) 261-7003
Event Type: exhibition, opening
Organized By: Brigitte Martin and Society for Contemporary Craft
Latest Activity: Apr 10, 2013
Curated by artist and author Brigitte Martin and organized by the Society for Contemporary Craft, Humor in Craft presents 33 highly ironic, political, sarcastic, and just plain amusing works by 33 makers from across the US and abroad—and highlighting a diverse range of materials, techniques and artists that might not otherwise be seen—the show challenges viewers to move beyond their own
frames of reference when considering approaches to contemporary art. The concept of “funny” can vary widely based on a variety of factors such as social background, personal experiences and values, knowledge of popular culture events, education, national origin, etc. There are overlaps but also differences in humor perception. For the artists in this exhibition, hardly any topic is off-limits,
apparently everything can be made fun of. And why not laugh at the human foibles, the banana-peel jokes, and, yes, the politicians?