Title Magazine Covers subTRACTION

Title Magazine Covers subTRACTION

Jacob Feige and his two-year old spend a minute in this “tiny replica of their large shop.”

Jacob Feige writes about the 1/6 scale model of Traction Company the collective made for their exhibition at NAPOLEON.  Delighting in the gargantuan effort, Feige writes:

The art world as I know it tends to be long on spiels and slap-dash and urgent in the making of things. I’m glad to see someone carrying on with hand-made, self-referential perversity, which recently seems to have little clout, its principle purveyors like Charles Ray and Joe Fig having faded from peak notoriety ten years ago. I don’t quite relate to the impulse, but I’m glad it’s there.

Feige finishes by saying:

Thank goodness that we have room in Philadelphia for thirteen people to get together and spend forty thousand hours chasing a crazy idea to its conclusion. In other places, the usual killers of whimsy, like money and blunt common sense might have made this project a joke over drinks instead of the fully realized representation that it is.

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