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The Studio Job Retrospective in New York is a MAD HOUSE

Design | June 8, 2016 |

The Studio Job Retrospective in New York is a MAD HOUSEImage courtesy of Mad

The Studio Job Retrospective in New York is a MAD HOUSE

Studio Job MAD HOUSE is the first American solo museum exhibition of the work of collaborators Job Smeets (Belgian, b. 1970) and Nynke Tynagel (Dutch, b. 1977), who established their atelier, Studio Job, in Antwerp in 2000. Since then, they have developed a distinctive body of highly expressive and opulent work, characterized by pattern, ornament, humor, and historical, sociocultural, and personal narrative.

 

The Studio Job Retrospective in New York is a MAD HOUSEImage courtesy of Mad

 

Smeets and Tynagel draw inspiration from an itinerant education, traveling throughout Europe and studying important historical collections of art and decorative arts. Their commitment to craftsmanship reflects an ongoing interest in the revival of traditional applied arts practices, such as bronze casting, gilding, marquetry, stained glass, and faience, but with a contemporary approach. The atelier operates in the manner of an Old Master artist studio by engaging the skills of the most talented artisans in the production of their work.

 

The Studio Job Retrospective in New York is a MAD HOUSEImage courtesy of Mad

 

The interdisciplinary nature of Studio Job’s oeuvre makes it difficult to categorize. Their work is deliberately provocative and unconventional, giving them the reputation of enfants terribles of the art and design world. This exhibition will feature a variety of media and forms, including art objects, furniture, sculpture, lighting, interiors, and wall and floor coverings in an immersive installation conceived by the artists uniquely for MAD.

 

Museum of Arts and Design, New york
From March 22,2016 to August 21 2016

 

more. madmuseum.org

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