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2005 05 29
Massive . . . ?
Bruce Mau Studio's "Massive Change" exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario closes this weekend. Did you see it? What did you think? I asked local designers and artists that question. Their answers fell into two general categories. Some found Massive Change inspiring and others thought it superficial and a bit too commercial for a major art gallery (often the cause of their discomfort was the shop visitors have to squeeze through to leave the exhibit).

Still, this is an exhibit that needs to be seen by as many people as possible. Mau and company - using their ability to make complex ideas understandable - combined science, the city, and sustainability to show the importance of design in an increasingly complex world. Creating an installation like this takes considerable resources. Canada does not have enough public funding to support every worthwhile project and audiences for work this important have to do their share. BMD and its partners probably had to take a major financial risk to create this exhibit. Thankfully they did.
[email this story] Posted by R Ouellette on 05/29 at 02:13 PM

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