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26th international Sculpture Conference: The Mattress Factory

Not since I was in Berlin visiting the Sammlung Boros collection, (which is a private collection of contemporary art which contains groups of work from 1900- present displayed in a converted bunker situated in Berlin-Mitte)https://www.sammlung-boros.de/boros-collection.html?L=1

have I experienced such an exciting environment for site specific art installations.

The major difference is that one is a private collection whereas The Mattress Factory https://www.mattress.org/  is a contemporary art museum and experimental lab featuring site-specific installations created by artists in residence from around the world.

I highly recommend that you visit both the attached sites for more details about these stimulating venues. Attached please just a few shots from what is currently on display.

26th international Sculpture Conference: The Mattress Factory

26th International Sculpture Conference continued, Panel – Older Than Yesterday’s News

 

Older than yesterdays news presents sculpture that engages with objects, events, materials or process to transport us beyond the perpetual now. One of the more entertaining panelist was Vanessa German whose use of found objects and political relevance made her work a stand out for me.

Vanessa German: http://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Pittsburgh-Magazine/June-2016/Citizen-Artist-Vanessa-German/

26th International Sculpture Conference continued, Panel – Older Than Yesterday’s News

26th International Sculpture Conference Panel – Object Maker in the Digital World:

There were a number of panel discussions to choose from over the course of the conference. Here are some of the artist presenters whose work and practice were  my personal highlights.

Kenneth Payne: http://kennethpayne.net/home.html

John Ruppert: http://www.johnruppert.com/

Robert Michael Smith is a sculptor, 3D digital artist, Web Designer and professor of sculpture, 3D computer visualization/animation, desktop publishing, Web design, and philosophy of aesthetics at New York Institute of Technology Fine Arts Department at Old Westbury and Manhattan campuses.

26th International Sculpture Conference Panel – Object Maker in the Digital World:

26TH International Sculpture Conference-Pittsburgh; Sculpture in Context: Tradition & Innovation October 15-18

This years conference had many places of interest to visit and a variety of panel discussions.

I will share with you what for me were a few of the highlights from the conference.

The keynote speaker was an artist whose work was new to me; Diana Al-Hadid: http://www.dianaalhadid.com/

I found her work to be quite unique,  highly complex, dramaticStudio75

and very engaging. It appealed  to me for its textural, and architectural qualities. I found her use of materials exciting and she herself had a relaxed and personal way of presenting her work.  I have attached her web site for you to explore her work further but here a just a few images of the type of work she creates.

 

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From the various panel discussions  offered there were several artists whose work impressed me  with their process, craftsmanship, use of materials and social political content.

26TH International Sculpture Conference-Pittsburgh; Sculpture in Context: Tradition & Innovation October 15-18