June 7, 2014 / Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
An Exhibition and Silent Auction for STARWALKER, Threewalls' 2014 Fundraiser Gala
A miniature exhibition and silent auction curated for Threewalls’ 2014 STARWALKER fundraiser gala, Mundane Talismans sought to offer non-collecting audiences a means of connecting with the objects on display by invoking the Victorian-era mania for collecting, kitsch, and mysticization wrought by the advent of mass manufacturing. Mundane Talismans featured select works by Corkey Sinks, and artwork for auction generously donated by Ali Aschman, Josh Dihle, Danny Floyd, Ellen Nielsen, Bobbi Meier, Nora Nieves, Betsy Odom, Janna Van Hasselt, Erin Woodbrey, and Erin Washington.
The exhibition was accompanied by Aesthetic Divination Machine (ADM), a performance by the Society of Smallness.
ADM is a system for arriving at provisional interpretations of works of art through psychometric* readings. The ADM, through a bureaucratic process, collects emanations arising from the contemplation of, discussion of, proximity to, or any other type of engagement with works of art. The overall goals of ADM are playful engagement, collaboration with the audience, and creative interpretation.