The inaugural biennial at the Museum of Arts and Design, NYC Makers: the MAD Biennial surveys cultural being produced in throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Through the inclusion of 100 participants, the project expands upon exhibition, programatic, and publishing models to present a large variety of modes of production on the same level hierarchy.
Employing the term “maker,” the biennial examines the act of production a linking element between these diverse activities. Through this approach, the project utilizes the institution of the museum to reconsider the large-scale collaborative undertaking of over 13 millions people that is the cultural capital of New York.
NYC Makers: the MAD Biennial is presented at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC from July 1 - October 12, 2014 and includes an accompanying process book by Other Means.