"Case Study #1: Object - Taboo Stool" Art Talk

Museum of Arts & Design

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For "The Global Africa Project," a 2010 exhibition on contemporary visual culture in Africa, MAD included the "Taboo" stool by the industrial design firm Birsel + Seck. Made of 75 percent recycled plastic and manufactured by a female-owned company in designer Bibi Seck’s birthplace of Senegal, "Taboo" was a groundbreaking design object in multiple ways, as was MAD’s choice to present the modest object amid an array of visually dazzling pieces. What conversations are potentially generated by the choice to display or acquire an object, and in today’s world of social media and information sharing, what do display and acquisition really mean for institutions and for individuals? Superscript’s programmatic counterpoint to their project "On Display" brings together the public with voices in the design and architecture world to comment on these topics, and thus activate free posters displayed in the exhibition space of "After the Museum."

[Image: Neil Donnelly "On Display, Superscript"]



March 21, 2013 from 19:00 to 21:00


Bibi Seck

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