John Maeda exhibition

by Andy Polaine on May 1, 2007

I wish I was in London for it, but I’m not. John Maeda has an exhibition called Maeda; MySpace at the Riflemaker Gallery starting today.

John Maeda

Maeda and Toshio Iwai were two big influences on us at Antirom and I like a lot of Maeda’s work. Somebody go and see it and tell me what the exhibition was like please!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Andy Huntington May 1, 2007 at 5:36 pm

I’ll be going so I’ll let you know what it’s like. I hope it’s better than the riflemaker.org website. I had to phone them to find out when the show ends.

2 Andy Polaine May 2, 2007 at 10:25 am

Yeah, crap isn’t it? Maybe you should propose a new one…

3 Andy Huntington June 25, 2007 at 10:47 am

Well, I went to the show. I must say that for a man of his standing in these things I was dissappointed. His books are inspirational but making the leap to the gallery seems to far, as if the playfullness that was present in his coding sketches isn’t lofty enough to show. The Sakamoto playing in the gallery was good though. I’d rather read about his process and inspirations than see it try to become art in itself.

4 Andy Polaine June 25, 2007 at 5:30 pm

Shame. I’ve seen some of his stuff on display in Germany and had a bit of a similar reaction. I’m not much of a fan of exhibiting interactive works in art galleries anyway, I don’t think they’re the right environment.

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