Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ikea Hacking



The New York times ran a piece last week (picked up by the Associated Press today) about crafters repurposing Ikea products. The story, here, neglects mention of some of the better known artist projects along these lines, such as Mathieu Mercier's early work or Joe Scanlan's "DIY" (a functional coffin, acquired by the AGO in 1999).




Toronto artists who have worked with readymade Ikea-ware include Shinobu Akimoto and Roula Partheniou (both participants in the Mercer Living auction in 2002).



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