Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital

Richard Dupont Untitled #5, 2008.

Exhibition in MAD, New York,until 06 July 2014 .
Many areas of 21st-century creativity are 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. Examining this interdisciplinary trend through the pioneering works of more than 80 international artists, architects, and designers, represented will be some of the most compelling creations from the past decade, ranging from sculpture and furniture to fashion and transport. Explored is the monumental transition in the way human beings understand creation, from the earliest objects conceived and produced by individual makers to the tools of technological innovation.