Made at MASS MoCA
May 26 - Fall 2007
Made at MASS MoCA a documentary project exploring the issues raised in the course of complex collaborative projects between artists and institutions. The exhibition will examine some of the many ways in which MASS MoCA has worked with a wide range of visual and performing artists over more than a decade. In addition to serving as a presenter — the conventional role of museums — MASS MoCA is also a fabricator of large-scale works, a host for extended artist residencies, and a collaborator and co-producer. The exhibition looks at the implications of those differing roles and relationships and how they are relevant to the making and distribution of art today.
Made at MASS MoCA will give visitors insight into how major works of art take shape and will convey what it means to describe MASS MoCA as an open platform for research and development in the arts.
Due to the space constraints imposed by the materials assembled for Training Ground for Democracy, the exhibition Made at MASS MoCA is being presented in MASS MoCA’s only remaining available gallery space. To enter Made at MASS MoCA, visitors will pass through the Building 5 gallery housing the materials and unfinished fabrications that were to have comprised elements of Training Ground for Democracy. Reasonable steps have been taken to control and restrict the view of these materials, pending a court ruling which is being sought by MASS MoCA.
Photo by John Carli