Material Lust’s Inaugural Show: product of your environment

By kristin

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Over the summer, we told you about New York designer Christian Swafford‘s controversial exhibit that used the medium of design (or more specifically, a dining room setting) to illustrate political and social concerns over U.S.-Mexico border control. We’re happy to report that the Tyler Durden of the design world is at it again with a crew of talented designers for a new in-your-face installation called Product of Your Environment. This is the inaugural show for his company, Material Lust, which he describes as “a reaction to American culture at the height of economic arrogance.” As the name insinuates, the exhibit will feature familiar products and multimedia work with a subversive twist – i.e. t-shirts featuring O.J. Simpson’s mug shot, gang culture-inspired bandanas, etc.

This exhibit is not for everyone, but for those interested in a counter-culture take on social design, the opening reception is tomorrow night (October 8th) from 7pm – midnight. Christian Swafford and the 15 participating artists will be on hand to explain their work and belief in the Material Lust manifesto.

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Material Lust: Product of Your Environment
548 West 28th St., New York, NY 10001
October 8 – October 15, 2009
Opening Reception: October 8th (7pm-12am)

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