David Mabb: Art into Everyday Life

David Mabb: Art into Everyday Life
Library Shelf Location 18.MABB
Publication Date 2006
Description London artist David Mabb’s project has evolved out of several months spent researching Lithuanian applied arts production during the Soviet period known as the ‘Kruschev Thaw’. At that time protocols were developed to place artists/master craftsman in charge of industrial production of ceramics, glass, stained glass, textiles, and carpets — an initiative called ‘art into everyday life’ — that extended through to the 1970s and the ‘Brezhnev Stagnation’. It was a period that also produced a number of elegant modernist buildings. After independence this history and the objects/buildings have been devalued because of their Soviet associations. Working with AB Kilimai, Lentvaris David Mabb has produced three tufted carpets combining images of three buildings Sporto Rumai, Vilnius Kino, and Lietuva Kino and design motifs combining Lithuanian patterns from the era, and patterns derived from the work of William Morris (who, as well as being a designer, founded the first architectural conservation society in Britain): saving them for future generations.
ISBN 9986957281
Quantity 1
Pages 44
Formats Brochure, Exhibition Catalogue
Publisher Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Related Artist David Mabb
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Textiles
Keywords Ceramics, Industrial, Everyday life
Related Gallery Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Related Curator/Producer Simon Rees
Artist's Nationality British/UK
Language English
Materials Glass (material), Carpet

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