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Trash is a failure of the imagination


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Art Project using items that would normally be thrown away or recycled.

Art Project using items that would normally be thrown away or recycled.

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  • 1. Recycled Art Project “Trash is a failure of the imagination”
  • 2. “ Trash is a failure of the imagination” - Aaron Kramer
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    • Peabody Essex Museum: Trash Menagerie
    • ON VIEW JUNE 20, 2009 TO JUNE 1, 2010
    David Edgar plastic bottles
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  • 6. Sweater Dogs 2006 Kitty Wales Steel and Sweaters 24 x 16 x 36 inches each
  • 7. BOXER, Leo Sewell, Found Object Assemblage, 31 x 9 x 17"
  • 8. PIG, Found Object Assemblage, 9 x 16 x 4"
  • 9. WALLEYE PIKE, Found Object Assemblage, 12 x 32 x 4"
  • 10. Kader Attia “Ghost” Aluminum Foil
  • 11. Kader Attia “Ghost” Aluminum Foil In Ghost , a large installation of a group of Muslim women in prayer, Attia renders their bodies as vacant shells, empty hoods devoid of personhood or spirit. Made from tin foil –a domestic, throw away material– Attia's figures become alien and futuristic, synthesising the abject and divine. Bowing in shimmering meditation, their ritual is equally seductive and hollow, questioning modern ideologies –from religion to nationalism and consumerism– in relation to individual identity, social perception, devotion and exclusion. Attia's Ghost evokes contemplation of the human condition as vulnerable and mortal; his impoverished materials suggest alternative histories or understandings of the world, manifest in individual and temporal experience
  • 12. Kader Attia- French Algerian Artist
  • 13. Michelle Stitzlein Michelle Stitzlein makes wall-mounted moth sculptures out of recycled materials that include license plates, car parts, mirrors, trash can lids, piano keys, bicycle tires, scrap wood, bottlecaps, aluminum siding, faucet handles, oil drum lids and phone hand sets.
  • 14. German artist HA Schult makes people out of household waste and glue. By the thousands, he is a one-man recycling center. "Anything can be made into art. Mankind's confines have narrowed, the freedom of art is unlimited.We live in the trash time: we produce trash and we become trash. Therefore HA Schult's 'Trash People' are images of ourselves."
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  • 16. Joshua Allen Harris
  • 17. Steel Widow II Christopher Conte (Norwegian, lives in NYC)
  • 18. Christopher Conte Steam II Insect After earning a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art (BFA) from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, he began working in the prosthetics field making artificial limbs for amputees which he did for 16 years as a Certified Prosthetist.
  • 19. Green Power coat made of recycled transistors from computer memory boards
  • 20. Tara Donovan
  • 21.                                                                                 Artists Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom of New York City This is a full-scale replica of a H3 Hummer made from $39,000 worth of discarded, losing, scratch-off tickets. $39,000 is the median price to buy the actual car. 99 percent of lotto winners buy a car before anything else.
  • 22. Vic Muniz
  • 23. Plato’s Garbage Pile Tim Noble & Sue Webster Real Life Is Rubbish , 2002 Tim Noble and Sue Webster. Partners in both life and art, Tim Noble (1966) and Sue Webster (1967) explore the toxic influences of consumer culture through new modes of portraiture. Turning garbage into complex and visually arresting sculptural installations, Noble and Webster exploit, manipulate and transform base materials, often using self-portraiture to undermine the “celebrated” authorship of the artist.
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