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Material World Sculpture to Environment

  • Archive, Archive Exhibitions, Exhibition

  • April 24, 2010 - March 1, 2011
  • Galleries

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Working with a range of modest, industrially produced materials — from plastic sheeting to fishing line — Michael Beutler, Orly Genger, Tobias Putrih, Alyson Shotz, Dan Steinhilber, and collaborators Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen engaged the former factory spaces of MASS MoCA’s second and third floors, creating extraordinary environments from ordinary things.


Sebastian Smee from The Boston Globe wrote of the exhibition, “MASS MoCA, the most consistently stimulating museum devoted to contemporary art in New England, has space to burn, making it the ideal place to show this kind of work. Material World: Sculpture to Environment, a group show devoted to large-scale, environment-altering installations made from cheap and plentiful materials, sees the museum playing to its strengths.” Read the rest of the review.

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Tobias Putrih, Re-projection: Hoosac, 2010
Courtesy of the artist and Max Protech Gallery, NY