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#aesthetics
#antiques
#Art Without Intent
#exhibition
#found objects
#toys

November 25, 2022

Kate Mothes

All photos © Art Without Intent, shared with permission

“The found object is an illegible, unknowable thing, out of reach even when in hand,” reads an announcement of Art Without Intent, each a collaborative venture and a means of historic materials tradition. In March 2022, a gaggle of 9 vintage and artwork sellers curated the Found Object Show in New York City. Crackled paint, weathered patinas, eccentric shapes, and amusing juxtapositions characterised the pop-up exhibition of 96 eccentric gadgets.

Removed from their unique contexts, reworked by time and the weather, and reinterpreted in a salon-style exhibition, the objects transmit an aesthetic expertise much like viewing artwork, even when the nameless makers didn’t intend to create artworks in any formal sense. “Transformed physically and contextually, a found object sometimes packs the same aesthetic and conceptual punch of conventional art. But without artistic motive nor objective meaning, it must lie in wait to ambush an imagination,” the group explains.

Accessibility is a singular aspect of the present, which invitations devoted collectors, historical past buffs, curious passersby, and kids into the showcase, wherein all objects can be found on the market in a singular art-gallery-meets-antique store environment. “Art without intent ennobles the random, celebrates the anonymous, and embraces the subjective, empowering individuals to see art where they may least expect to find it.”

The subsequent Found Objects Show will characteristic eighteen exhibitors and is scheduled for March 24 to 26 with a further deal with stuffed animals. You can discover out extra in regards to the venture, buy a listing on the website, and observe updates Instagram. (by way of BoingBoing)

 

Installation view of 'Found Objects Show' in New York City, March 2022

Barbells made from coffee cans.

Items in 'Found Objects Show' in New York City, March 2022

Installation view of 'Found Objects Show' in New York City, March 2022 through a window with a logo in the foreground.

Two images of found objects. Left: Five metallic hands sitting on a concrete surface. Right: Two laced shoes with long leather extensions from the toes.

Installation view of 'Found Objects Show' in New York City, March 2022

Two images of found objects. Left: Two sculptural metallic pieces on stands. Right: Conical forms covered in barnacles.

A piece of wood in a trapezoidal shape with three holes and a comb-like addition on the front.

Installation views of 'Found Objects Show' in New York City, March 2022

An aged wooden box filled with animal skulls.

#aesthetics
#antiques
#Art Without Intent
#exhibition
#found objects
#toys

 

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