Monday, July 28, 2008

Social Work for Robots

Meet the Made :: John Peña, John Rubin & Brett Yasko

Marisa Olson over at RHIZOME profiles Meet the Made artist Jon Rubin:

Jon Rubin's work "explores the social dynamics of public spaces and the lives of ordinary individuals." Often working in collaboration with other artists, institutions, and members of the general public, his projects have included setting up a gallery that exhibits only information about the neighborhood's inhabitants, broadcasting an office's telephone conversations through a talking piano, producing a cable access variety show at a senior center, and a variety of fake businesses that traded on interaction and the art of conversation. The artist's two most recent projects offer a glimpse into the delicate balance of precision and irony that render his work so poignant... | MORE |

Meet the Made runs through August 31, 2008.

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