Sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Experience a first-of-its-kind exhibition, “Crafted: Objects in Flux,” that blurs the boundaries of art, craft, and design from August 25, 2015, through January 10, 2016.
The traditional meaning of craft is “the skillful making of things by hand,” but the artists featured in a new exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) have flipped this definition on its head by merging traditional skills and mediums with advanced technologies such as 3D printing and computer-aided design (CAD) to push the boundaries of how an object is made.
“Crafted: Objects in Flux” is a first-of-its-kind exhibition within an encyclopedic art museum to explore the broad possibilities of contemporary artistic engagement through craft. On display from August 25 through January 10, 2016, “Crafted” includes works by more than 30 international artists.
Let’s meet some of the artists who are taking advantage of innovative tools to test the limits of craft.