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In 200 Words: Teen Team’s Intersection X at High Museum

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Installation view, Intersection X, curated by the Teen Team, High Museum of Art, July 18-August 2, 2013, photo by Beth Malone.
Installation view, Intersection X, curated by the Teen Team, High Museum of Art, July 18-August 2, 2013, photo by Beth Malone.

Tucked away in the Ann Cox Chambers Wing of the High Museum is Intersection X, a thoughtfully curated exhibition by the Teen Team—the museum’s educational program engaging high school students in the summer months by exploring art and community involvement—and led by Beth Malone, coordinator of Teen Programs, with guidance from Lily Siegel, assistant curator of modern and contemporary art [July 18-August 2, 2013]. The show features the Stockholm Portfolio, a collection of 30 prints produced in an edition of 300 in 1973 by Experiments in Art and Technology [E.A.T.]. E.A.T. is the brainchild of engineers Billy Klüver and Fred Waldhauer and artists Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Whitman. E.A.T sought creative collaboration between the fields of art and engineering as a way to explore the potential for new technology in art making. The exhibition’s title is a nod both to the generational intersection between the Teen Team and E.A.T., as well as the fusing of art and engineering fields. This portfolio features works by several who’s who artists from the time period, including Rauschenberg himself, Andy Warhol, and Louis Nevelson to name a few.  The teens have taken this portfolio, not exhibited prior by the museum, and arranged an exhibition that demonstrates careful aesthetic considerations with an eye towards movement. In the spirit of E.A.T.’s drive towards innovation, the Teen Team created a short animation entitled, The Flux, which continues these synergies. This is a great opportunity to see an under-exhibited portfolio of work.  The exhibition closes tomorrow, Friday August 2, 2013. Contact [email protected] to schedule a viewing.

SCAD - Derrick Adams

 -Susannah Darrow


 

 

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