Thursday, May 29, 2008
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Before you head downtown Friday night, be sure to take in this closing reception at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
You'll never see bricks and mortar the same way again!
"The Indianapolis Museum of Art is presently hosting Manufacturing Material Effects:Rethinking Design and Making in Architecture, an exhibition that features work from leading thinkers, designers and manufacturers from around the world whoparticipated in the 2007 symposium at IMA organized by Kevin R. Klinger andBranko Kolarevic. The exhibition display was designed, digitally fabricated, and assembled by a team of graduate and undergraduate architecture students at Ball State University working with key regional industry partners. Through this immersive learning experience, a hallmark of Ball State University, students were transformed by engaging a real world collaborative exchange. Students developed the display system entirely using digital media and translated files electronically to drive the production of each specific material. A digital exchange of information between manufacturers and students was central to the success of the project.The exhibition is sponsored by the Institute for Digital Fabrication (IDF) with theCenter for Media Design, the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball StateUniversity, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, as well as regional industry partners.Multiple manufacturers have donated materials, facilities, and production time forthe exhibition. These businesses include Indiana limestone, Indiana hardwoodveneer, metals, and plastics specialists. The exhibition will be on view through June 8, 2008. A formal closing event has been scheduled for May 30, at 6pm at the IMA. Formal remarks by Ball State University President, Jo Ann Gora and Indianapolis Museum of Art Director and CEO,Maxwell Anderson will begin at 6:30."For more information, please visit: www.bsu.edu/imade/mmfx