The exhibition ‘A Working Model of the World’ opened today at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center of The New School.
A Working Model of the World explores the human impulse to model. It asks how we use models to contemplate, experiment, invent and teach. The exhibition emphasizes ‘model’ as a verb, showing that modelling is an activity that unifies all human beings – from children rolling dough to ecologists predicting rising sea-levels.”
The artists in the exhibition, from Australia, New Zealand and the United States, examine the practical and symbolic work that models perform and the small worlds that models create, inviting a conversation between different forms of material thinking. Featured artists are Brook Andrew, Corinne May Botz, Ian Burns, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Kate Dunn, David Eastwood, caraballo-farman, Emily Floyd, Andrea Fraser and Jeff Preiss, Glen Hayward, Jo Law, Palle Nielsen, Kenzee Patterson, Sascha Pohflepp & Chris Woebken, Karolina Sobecka, and jackie sumell.
Curated by Dr. Lizzie Muller (UNSW Art & Design) and Holly Williams (The Curators’ Department). Developed and Presented in partnership with UNSW Galleries, Sydney, the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, and The Curators’ Department, Sydney.
A Working Model of the World will be on view through December 13, 2017, located at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 West 13th Street.