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Loose threads unknotted. Ideas unrealized. Outlines left bare. Function unperformed. The essays, images, and projects presented in the fifth issue of Manual attend to the fluid potential of objects that are in some way incomplete.
An exploration of the intriguing relationships between works in Martin Boyce’s mid-career survey exhibition at the RISD Museum and objects by Alexander Calder, Charles and Ray Eames, and Dan Flavin in the museum’s collection.
Curator Laurie Brewer discusses the “undressed” figure in an unfinished work by Wilhelm Von Kobell.
Curator Maureen C. O’Brien discusses American drawings and watercolors in the RISD Museum collection
Innovative handmade, woven, knit, and computer-generated textile designs by the newest generation of RISD designers offer testimony to the creativity sparked by even the smallest details of traditional craftsmanship, and speak to a long tradition of fruitful exchanges between the Museum and the School.
Curatorial assistant of contemporary art A. Will Brown interviews artist Kudzanai Chiurai about his film Iyeza
1 artist : 1 object :
many ways of seeing
Summer intern Erin Hein reflects on her experience restoring a frame, possibly from the 19th century, for a John La Farge drawing after Gericault.
A school programs educator describes student encounters with Edouard Manet’s Repose.
For conservators, fabrics incorporating metallic components raise complex questions about construction, materials, and manufacturing techniques, all of which impact how an object will be stabilized and displayed
What does a series of images communicate to students from diverse cultural backgrounds?
Insights into Ingres’s studio practice and clues to his intellectual process
Understanding historic frames and how to care for them can be a complicated matter.
Inspired by the European galleries, graphic designer Kelly Walters explores 19th-century notions of exoticism and beauty through the creation of a folded broadsheet poster.