Opening October 6, 2018.
With David Brooks / Jorge Colombo / Barbara de Vries / Mark Dion / Hope Ginsburg / Gary Graham / Brooke Grant / Jeffrey Jenkins / Alex A. Jones / Cameron Klavsen / Leigh Claire La Berge / Abby Lutz / Kristyna & Marek Milde / J. Morgan Puett / Rebecca Purcell / Gina Siepel / Shelley Spector / Allison Smith / Caroline Wallner / Allison Ward / Natalie Wilkin / Caroline Woolard / Amy Yoes //
Encampment / inˈkampmənt, enˈkampmənt (noun) / A place with temporary accommodations consisting of huts or tents, typically for troops or nomads. / The process of setting up a camp. Migrants, refugees, nomads, displaced beings both human and non-human, everywhere, removed from _ re-establishing home. / Migrating into a community with finite, temporary, active engagement.
A Guide to the Field's inaugural exhibition, Encampment, is an installation collection of conceptual products that offer expanded possibilities of comfort, camping, modern life, and shifting notions of home in an ever-migratory society. From stained linen textiles to recycled soaps, from she-wolf tables to U&I wall-and-ceiling systems, visitors to the project gallery are be offered materials and ideas to enhance domestic activities of resting, cooking, cleaning, and playing-being.
These artists are creating handmade protestations against traditionally predetermined domesticity; they are makers reassembling the terms of conceptual artworks we might actually need for the 21st century. The shared goal is to rethink the ethics of comportment, commons, comfort, environment, reassembling the terms by which we define sites with social, political, and civic possibilities.
Upcoming topic: Factory (opening Spring 2019), taking a look into how textiles are made, who makes them, and what is used or reused, with new possibilities for the 21st century.