Hoops with New Crafts Artists in Action
Installation view. Living as Form (Nomadic Version). Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Level 1, Feb 7-Apr 6, 2014.
The New Craft Artists in Action is an international artist collective with open membership and home-court representation in Boston, MA. Through exhibitions, workshops, community projects, and publication they work to integrate the skills, materials, and histories of many intersecting disciplines: athletics, craft, public space, aesthetics, labor, recreation, and feminism. NCAA projects combine the discipline, sportsmanship and physicality of athletics with the focus, dexterity and creativity of craft. This unlikely marriage is meant to encourage participation over spectatorship, and to reassess the traditional cultural and socio-economic contexts in which these activities evolved. Building upon DIY skill-sharing models, the collective creates dynamic learning environments and bodies of work that may call upon knitting, crochet, bookbinding, screen printing, building, action photography, ball handling, etc. The NCAA believes these programs should be both critical and fun, inciting the tactile and tactical liberation of recreation.
New Craft Artists in Action "Net Works" // Workshop:Learn To Craft Hand Made Basketball Nets for Empty Hoops in your Neighborhood
Tue, Mar 11, 2014
Tue, Mar 25, 2014
New Craft and Ponytail Theory: Coaches Corner with Maria Molteni of NCAA "Net Works" and special guest Hazel Meyer of "Walls to the Ball"
Sat, Mar 29, 2014
The workshops by New England Craft Artists in Action occurs in conjunction with the exhibition Living as Form (The Nomadic Version), on view on the Level 1 and Level 3, Sert Gallery, from Feb 7–April 6, 2014.