Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital, on view at the Museum of Arts and Design from October 14, 2013 to July 6, 2014, will explore the many areas of 21st-century creativity made possible by advanced methods of computer-assisted production known as digital fabrication.
In today's postdigital world, artists are using these means to achieve levels of expression never before possible - an explosive, unprecedented scope of artistic expression that extends from sculptural fantasy to functional beauty.
Out of Hand will be the first major museum exhibition to examine this interdisciplinary trend through the pioneering works of more than 80 international artists, architects, and designers, including Ron Arad, Barry X Ball, Zaha Hadid, Stephen Jones, Anish Kapoor, Allan McCollum, Marc Newson, and Roxy Paine. Represented will be some of the most compelling creations from the past decade ranging from sculpture and furniture to fashion and transport.
The exhibition will be the first museum show to consider the impact of these new, revolutionary methods of computer-assisted manufacture on fine art, design, and architecture, and will introduce the public to the imaginative expression that these emerging processes enable.
Through this exhibition, MAD will explore a monumental transition in the way human beings define creation through these individual makers who utilize the tools of technological innovation.
Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital