Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan
 

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DISRUPTING COMMERCE

October 1, 2012

Exhibition Dates: October 1 - 18
Reception: Thursday, October 11, 11:30 am - 12 pm

Artists in this show see commercial sites as opportunites to speak out and reach a broader or more particular audience. These artists used various forms of culture jamming in the ART/DES course Shopdropping. Shopdropping, aka reverse shoplifting, involves making or altering objects and placing them back on the shelves of a store. The practices in this exhibition range from Allison Knoll’s appropriating existing products as potential anti-cell phone remedies, Casey Klugman’s T-shirt that calls attention to and corrects IKEA’s anti-semitism, Shin-Jung Kim’s use of light as the material for her work, and Sam Oliver’s attempts at trading that shifted value from the real to the symbolic, and the useful to the aesthetic.

DISRUPTING COMMERCE
Warren Robbins Gallery

Monday through Friday: 9:00 am — 5:00 pm. Closed Holidays. Free Admission, Handicapped Accessible

UM School of Art & Design, 2nd Floor
2000 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069
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