Sunday, 5 June 2011

Jeff Carter - The Common Citizenship of Forms

Jeff Carter - The Common Citizenship of Forms

"The Common Citizenship of Forms"

Jeff Carter

DePaul Humanities Center Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor of Art, Media and Design


Crown Hall, Chicago

Carter's exhibition presents a series of large-scale architectural models using altered IKEA products such as tables, desks, shelves and flooring. The models and their arrangement are based on the eight buildings at the Michael Reese Hospital campus designed between 1947 and 1959 by Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus. In the past year, these buildings have been destroyed by the City of Chicago (under the false pretenses of preparing for the 2016 Olympic Games), drawing worldwide outrage.

The Common Citizenship of Forms
(Convalescent Home) 2010
Modified IKEA products (Laminated MDF, paper,
bamboo, steel, hardware), 5-channel sound system,
sound compositions by Annie Goh
22” x 32” x 60”

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