Funk You Too! Curator-Led Tour
Photos by Jenna Bascom, Courtesy of the Museum of Arts and Design
Join Museum of Arts and Design curator Barbara Paris Gifford for an Insiders tour of the Funk You Too!: Humor and Irreverence in Ceramic Sculpture exhibition.
- See 50 artworks, from the 1960s to the present day, that highlight clay as a compelling tool of critique and satire
- Examine pieces by artists of the originating Funk Art generation next to work by contemporary artists
- Discover how Funk ceramics first emerged on the West Coast in the 1960s, created by a group of artists who shared an anti-establishment viewpoint towards expectations of “good art”
- Explore “fine art” that continues to push the boundaries of the term
About the event:
Funk You Too! Humor and Irreverence in Ceramic Sculpture brings together 50 artworks from the 1960s to the present day that highlight clay as a compelling tool of critique and satire. In the exhibition, pieces by artists of the originating Funk Art generation are placed next to work by contemporary artists who are expanding on Funk’s legacy of humor, subversion, and expressive figuration.
Funk ceramics first emerged on the West Coast in the 1960s, created by a group of artists who shared an anti-establishment viewpoint towards expectations of “good art.” While conscious of the irreverent attitude and aesthetics of their predecessors, the new generation of artists featured in Funk You Too! are examining the potential for humor in clay through a rainbow of perspectives. Carrying Funk into the future, these artists are tapping into the power of a good joke to address some of the most pressing social and political issues of our day.
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