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5 February 2013

Is hand-made necessarily well-made? A sweatshop as art project

From 9 March the museum is presenting ‘Hand Made: Long Live Crafts’. This exhibition is a manifesto for handicrafts, but at the same time prompts reflection about handmade products. The Flames Maquiladora installation by Mexican artist Carlos Amorales that is currently on display in the museum provides a foretaste.

Flames Maquiladora by Carlos Amorales, 2001-2003. Collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Flames Maquiladora by Carlos Amorales, 2001-2003. Collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

The Flames Maquiladora installation was presented in the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2003. The Rotterdam-based collector Joop van Caldenborgh acquired this installation and donated it to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. You can read more about Flames Maquiladora here.

Hand Made: Long Live Crafts
‘Hand Made: Long Live Crafts’ opens on 9 March 2013. This exhibition shows the most exceptional art and design objects produced using all kinds of craft techniques and reveals how modern-day value judgements about crafts are sometimes based on misconceptions about the past. You can read more about this here.

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