MOMA City of Dreams

The Museum of Modern Art in New York is currently hosting an exhibit by Bodys Isek Kingelez of miniature models of an imagined city. Working in Zaire in the 1970s, Kingelez (who died in 2015) created what he called “extreme maquettes” which were scenes and individual buildings of a city for the future, one in which creativity and an artistic imagination rued. Most interestingly, he created these models using common materials: paper, wood, old tin cans, plastic, and string. The show continues until January 1, 2019 and should be viewed by any miniaturist who enjoys having their opinions challenged in terms of what miniatures can tell us about creativity and the imagination.

 

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